Many parents of toddlers wonder when to start potty training their child. While most children indicate they are ready to start toilet training between18 months and 3 years,age isn’t the sole determining factor for potty training readiness. Like sitting up,crawl,and walk,potty training must be learned.
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How long does it take to potty train a child?
Most children complete potty training by 36 months. The average length it takes kids to learn the process is about six months. Girls learn faster, usually completing toilet training two to three months before boys do. Firstborn children also tend to take longer to learn than their younger siblings, who pick up cues from the older kids.
When is the best time to start potty training?
When it comes to potty training, and when to begin the process, patience is usually rewarded. Many parents find that the best plan is to wait until their child shows signs of readiness, rather than bowing to pressure from friends or family to jump-start the process too early, or to have their child potty trained by a certain age or deadline.
What age should I start putting my child on the Potty?
There no perfect age to start putting them on the potty. A child younger than 12 months old has no bladder or bowel control. Between 12 and 18 months they have very little control.
How can I help my toddler potty train?
Another tip: Allow your toddler to play on the potty, starting with sitting on it fully clothed, so they can get used to it. Toilet training-themed books, videos, songs and games can also get your child more involved in the potty training process.