Toilet Training – Asha Ramachandran, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Every child learns to use the toilet in his or her own time. Some children start to express interest as early as 18 months of age and others not until 3 years of age. Toilet readiness can be identified by some of the following signs:

  • Your child is dry at least 2 hours at a time ­during the day or is dry after naps.
  • You can tell when your child is about to urinate or have a bowel movement.
  • Your child can follow simple instructions.
  • Your child can walk to and from the bathroom and help undress.
  • Your child does not like wet diapers and wants to be changed.
  • Your child asks to use the toilet or potty chair.
  • Your child asks to wear “big-kid” underwear.
  • If your child has issues with constipation, talk with your child’s doctor

For advice and tips on toilet training check out this article:

HealthyChildren.Org – Toilet Training Tips for Parents

Good Luck!

Dr. Asha

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