When is your child ready to start toilet training? -Sanford Health News

2021-11-12 07:47:57 By : Mr. Murphy Gao

Imagining that your child uses the toilet independently is exciting in many ways. However, many parents question when and how to start toilet training for young children. The answer is, it depends!

The preparation for toilet training varies from child to child, usually around 2 to 3 years old. When your child is ready to start training, let them show you. Be patient: toilet training usually takes three to six months to complete. If your child feels rushed or stressed throughout the toilet training process, they may feel stressed. Stress can lead to unnecessary power struggles.

If your child is ready to start toilet training:

If your child has difficulty in toilet training:

Just like learning to walk and talk, when your child is ready, he will go to the toilet. When the body is ready and your child has desires, they will learn to use the toilet. It takes time and patience to help your child complete toilet training. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's development, please consult your child's healthcare provider.