Potty training is an one of those milestones in your child’s life. We want our children to move from nappies to potties quickly, but not at the expense of their happiness. So when do we exactly need to train them?
Your neighbor boasts that her little genius was diaper-free before his second birthday. Your niece, on the other hand, refused to perch on the potty till preschool. Which is the right time frame for potty training? In a nutshell: Neither and both. As with other developmental milestones, kids are programmed with one-of-a-kind schedules — and it’s crucial to let your child set the pace for when to start potty training.
If your tot’s not ready for potty training, even the best toilet tactics are sure to fall flat. So wait until you see these surefire signals:
POTTY-TRAINING READINESS SIGN: YOU’RE CHANGING FEWER WET DIAPERS.
Until the age of about 20 months, kids pee so frequently that expecting them to control their bladders is probably unrealistic. But a toddler who stays dry for an hour or two at a stretch — and occasionally awakes without wetness — is physically ready for potty training.