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What is the right age for potty training?

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07/27/15

Toddlers must be physically and emotionally ready to be potty trained. Each child is differen. Some signs of bladder/bowl are: Having bowel movements around the same time each day, not having bowel movements at night, and having a dry diaper after a nap or for at least 2 hours at a time. Children must also be able to climb, talk, remove clothing, and have mastered other basic motor skills before they can use the toilet by themselves.

08/21/14

I have started my youngest daughter when she turned 2. It has been a long road ahead and behind us because she still haven't got the jest of it yet I tried different method that were advised by my fellow mothers on this site but to no avail. She is now going when i ask her but only then will she o so now im asking every 10 min. Patience is definitely the key.

07/26/14

I am starting to potty train my daughter again. I did a few months ago and she did very well, and then we moved and wasnt able to do it for a few months until we all got settled in to the new house. I didn't want to make things stressful for her. She is 17 months old and very smart for her age. She is also very interested in using the potty and hates being in dirty diapers. She just woke up from her nap completely dry and came over to me and i asked her if she wanted to use the potty. She said "potty, yea" so i sat her down and she went pee AND poop. so i gave her a reward and did a cheer and high fives.

07/26/14

I just trained my 3 year old boy. We do the 3 day potty training method. It is rough the first day because they do keep having accidents but they will get it. Basically the idea is to let them throw out all diapers. Do not use any sort of pull up, diaper, anything like that. They only use big boy underwear. Also maybe beforehand take them to the store and let them pick out what underwear they want as well as treats for the reward system. You need to cut out drinks 3 hours before bed as well to prevent accidents at night. Then when potty training days start you have to be on their heels all day. Constantly tell them "let me know when you need to go potty ok?"

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07/26/14

My grandmother had all 4 of her kids potty trained by 18months. She told me that was just how things were done back then. 2 years old was the end of potty training, not the beginning.

Most are day time potty trained by 9-12months and nighttime trained by 16-18 months.

I figured if those babies can learn it at a young age so can my girl. Plus potty training seems to be such a fight with toddlers. I figured that if I teach her now, before she's spent years and years learning that it's okay to poop her pants, it will be less stressful for her. I modified my approach to fit our lifestyle and I'm giving it my best shot!

07/26/14

Your child has to be not only physically ready to potty train but also emotionally ready. The average age range of when a child is ready for potty training can be from 22 months to 30 months.

Some signs that your child is ready for potty training are:

Able to control bowel and bladder muscles.

Mastered some motor skills such as climbing, talking, and quite possibly the ability to remove their own clothing.

In all honesty, your child may show that they are physically ready for potty training long before they are emotionally ready. On average, I have seen kids potty trained by age 2, but still wear a night time "undies" option for any overnight accidents until age 3.

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