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Ages & Stages

Using the toilet is one of the first and most significant skills your child must learn. But do you teach it to them, or are they simply ready at certain ages?

In order for a toddler to be successfully potty trained, she needs to be able to sense the urge to go, be able to understand what the feeling means, and then be able to verbalize that she needs your help to make it to the toilet and actually GO. This can be both an exciting and frustrating time for both parents and toddlers. However, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you both will have.

Pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, FAAP, shares the best ways to help your child through this milestone so that it is enjoyable for both of you.

 

Last Updated
8/29/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2013)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.