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
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