What's The Right Time To Start?

We can say that this mysterious process in which your child is unfamiliar is a challenging time for both of you and your child. We can say that children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years are ready for toilet training. On average, it would be more accurate to give toilet training at the age of 2 years and 4 months. This is also related to the characteristics of his/her age.

So what are the common signs of potty training readiness?

Dear Parents,

If your child is,

  • able to urinate at one sitting,
  • having a dry diaper for a few hours
  • able to seat in the same position for 2-5 minutes,
  • able to walk,
  • able to raise or lower his/her pants,
  • pulling at a wet or dirty diaper,
  • showing interest in others’ use of the potty, or copying their behaviour,
  • informing you when s/he needs to go to the toilet or reports when his/her bowels are moving,
  • wants to use the potty or toilette without having fear,
  • able to use initiative and act independently,
  • able to understand short and concise instructions, it is appropriate to start toilet training.

We wish you healthy days.

Özge Akca - Pediatrist