Potty Training Basics: What’s Up, Potty Pooper?!

Many parents think the best technique is to wait until their child is ready and interested, and not cave to pressure from friends or family because of their child's age.

Potty training shouldn’t have strict time limits. It takes a complex skill set for the brain to develop. 

Signs a Child Is Ready to Potty Train

Usually, by 15 months old, children tend to have a regular poop and pee schedule. The child’s elimination timing should be predictable. 

Behavioral signs your child is ready for potty training

Verbal cues

Your child may be capable of saying they’re ready to start potty training. He might say, “I peed” or “I pooped” after soiling his diaper. 

They respond well to positive reinforcement.

A common potty training technique is to give rewards like saying they are becoming a big girl or a big boy. 

How Long Does Potty Training Take?

Despite programs promising potty training in three days, it can take longer than expected. Generally, it takes about 3-5 months. 

Infant Potty Training: 0-12 Month

The potty training age in some countries starts in early infancy or even at birth. This approach to potty training requires parents to be very in tune with their infants and the cues they exhibit before they pee or poop. 

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