Toilet training

Baby health

Toilet training

Many parents are unsure about when to start potty training. To find the right time for your child, it’s important to watch for specific signs.

Signs for toilet training
The following are signs that indicate your child might be ready for toilet training:

When are children ready?
Most children begin to show signs that they are ready when they’re between 18 and 24 months old, though some may not be ready until later than that. And often boys often start later and take longer to learn to use the potty than girls.

How Long Does Toilet Training Take?
Teaching a toddler to use the potty takes around 3 to 6 months. If you start too soon, the process tends to take longer and ends up more frustrating for both, you and the baby. And it can take months to even years to master staying dry at night.

Tips for Toilet Training
You can help your little one by teaching about the process and by being encouraging. Here some tips: 

Potty Types
There are two basic options:

Common Toilet Training Problems
Every child is different and some take more time to talk and other more time to use the potty. Many kids who’ve been using the potty have some trouble during times of high stress, for example when dealing with a new sibling. Leave children all the time they need to get ready and support them with a regular procedure and lots of love.


Dr. Piyawut Kreetapirom, MD. (1 July 2020)


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