When To Start Potty Training For Your Toddler?
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When should you start potty training your toddler?
What are the signs your toddler is ready for potty training?
How do you wish your toddler will walk into the toilet for the job!
Parents want their toddlers to be free of diapers and use the potty instead. But your children can do that only if you potty train them. And potty training a toddler requires time, effort plus patience.
When Should You Start Potty Training Your Toddler?
There is no right age to toilet train the child, for it depends all on a child’s readiness to transition and his physical development and skills. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, two-and-a-half years is the recommended age to begin potty training. Any attempts to train the child early or before he turns two could be unfruitful and lead to disappointment.
So What Are The Signs That Your Toddler Is Ready For Potty Training?
The following behavioral traits that indicate the toddler is ready for potty training
• He displays an interest in the bathroom and frequently likes to sit on the toilet.
• Soiling happens at a predictable time, after set intervals.
• Toddler wakes up after naps with a dry diaper.
• Displays ability to pull down and pull up the lower clothes.
• The toddler indicates an urge to urinate or defecate through sounds and or facial expressions
• Has fewer wet diapers, meaning your toddler’s bowels and bladder have better holding capacity.
• Does not relieve himself spontaneously, anywhere, which indicates voluntary control.
• Displays gross motor skills like the ability to walk, move doors, and sit down.
These are signs that shows you that your child is ready for potty training. But are you also prepared?