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Potty training is a very intricate process that instills an essential behavior for his or her adult life. Therefore the timing of the potty training is a crucial factor that affects the duration and success of the procedure. Most new parents are wondering what the appropriate and effective potty training age is. Old folks potty train their children as young as 6 months old, while others claim that it is best to train them when they are already three. However, most experts now agree that there is no exact potty training age per se as every child develops uniquely so you cannot really compare one baby from another.

Statistically though, children often follow a certain pattern with regards to the behaviors concerning the potty training age. Almost all children learn to control their bowels first before their bladder. At their second year, most children will be dry during the day although they may occasionally wet their pants accidentally. Meanwhile, 90% of three year olds are dry during the day already. And by the time that children reach the age of four, they are already consistently dry. It is also worthwhile knowing that it is easier for children to stay dry during the day than during the night when they are sleeping.

The most important thing to consider when planning for your child’s appropriate potty training age is that they are physically and psychologically ready. It is the time when the kid is starting to exhibit signs of bladder control. During this time, the child is starting to become aware that he or she have wet their diaper or pants. Another sign is that the gap between wetting starts to become longer, say an hour. Also, another one is that when the child is showing interest in the bathroom and is wondering what it is for. When you have observed these behaviors from your child, then he or she is at the ripe potty training age.

Another important reminder is that there is no use in forcing potty training your child when he or she is not at the right potty training age. Physical and psychological readiness is essential for it to be successful and pressuring your child to undergo the training will just be counterproductive to your effort.


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