In most cases you’ll begin to notice signs that your child is ready to start potty training from 18 to 24 months of age.
However, some toddlers will show readiness signs before or even after the 18-24 months range.
It’s between 12-24 months that the muscles which allow your child to control bladder and bowel movement are fully developed.
Toilet training success rests on physical and emotional readiness. It’s important that as a parent you’re not fixed on a specific age.
Your job is to recognize when your child is ready.
The readiness signs are not hard to spot if you’re focused on your child’s behaviour.
In this post I’m going to share with you the readiness signs which tell you if your child is at the “right age” to begin potty training.
Signs your child is ready to start toilet training
First of all, remember that not all signs need to be present for your child to be ready. Some children will only show one or two signs when they’re ready.
Secondly, don’t feel pressured to start toilet training if you’re not positive that the signs are there. And more importantly do not pressure your child.
If the timing is right you’ll be able to take your child from diapers to potty in as little as 3 days.
Altogether there are about 8-9 signs that give you a good idea about your child’s readiness. Here they are.[click to continue…]