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Potty training tips and tricks. How to handle your potty training problems and frustrations. Discover the fastest, easiest most effective method for ending your potty training problems and frustration. This blog is about my adventures in potty training toddlers. Toilet training problems can be handled just like any other developmental situation. Kids pee, kids poop in pants, but is all just another mark on the potty training chart.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Age To Potty Train Your Child

What age should you potty train your child?

What age should you start potty training is a question that seems to have many answers. I have had children in daycare that are ready to potty train by the age of 18 months. Other children seem to potty train easier after the age of 2 ½.

The age you begin to potty train your child depends upon you and your child. Children begin to show interest in the potty around the ages of 2 to 2 ½ years old. There are many signs of readiness that come into play when starting to potty train. The most important I feel is the question "Are you ready to start potty training your child?"

Some parents are eager to help their child learn to use the potty. However, there is a move now to just let the child potty train whenever they feel like it. Because of this I see more children not being potty trained until they are between the ages of 3 and 4 years of age.

Since parents are potty training their children at a later age I see more children having social problems with teachers, peers, and relatives. When children are with their peers they want to feel like they are the same. They all want to be socially accepted. When a child is not allowed to move to the next class because they are not potty trained this brings about frustrations in the child.

In order to help your child avoid these frustrations, watch for the signs of readiness. You may also talk to your child’s daycare teacher about helping you to watch for these signs. Your child’s teacher will be able to help you chart your child’s readiness and their progress in potty training.

Once again watch for the signs of readiness and start preparing yourself for your child’s potty training experience.


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