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Toilet Training

Also called: Potty training 
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Is your child ready to use a potty? Children are usually ready around ages 18-24 months. They often signal that they are ready by letting you know when their diapers need changing.

You should be prepared to commit to three months of daily encouragement. Successful trips to the potty should be rewarded. Accidents shouldn't get as much attention. Training requires patience. If it is not successful, it may mean your child is not ready.

If there are major changes in your family's life, such as moving or having a new baby, it may not be a good time to start potty training.

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