What age to potty train a baby?

(April 14, 2011)

There are many parents who seem to fear or dread the task of potty training their babies. This is probably because they have experienced episodes where their little ones are afraid to sit on the toilet seat and scream their heads off, if they are made to do so. Several parents are also confused about what age to potty train a baby. This could be due to the fact that nowadays, there are many instances of parents trying to potty train their children, when they are as young as three months. However, health experts usually have a different opinion on what age to potty train a baby.

What age to potty train baby?

Children do not have any control over their bladders, till they are 13 months old. Therefore, an attempt at baby potty training may not be very fruitful till then. Some parents begin the potty training process soon after that, i.e., when the child is around 14 or 15 months old. However, the perfect time to start potty training a child is once he or she enters the 18th month. There are some children who respond to the process sooner than the others and are potty trained before the age of two. However, there are other children who may take a bit longer and therefore, the normal age for a child to be potty trained is anywhere between 18 months and 3 years.

A parent’s role at potty training a child could be very crucial to how quickly the child responds. All parents need to be dedicated to the task, which means taking the child to the toilet at regular intervals. Parents also need a lot of patience, when trying to potty train a child.

Crate train baby age

It is not very common to crate train a baby. In fact there are many people who think that keeping a child in a crate for any amount of time is not right, regardless of the age of the child. Therefore, it is best to check with a doctor, before trying to get a child used to a crate.

It is important for parents to realize that every child is different and therefore, the ages at which children get potty trained may also vary. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor, and check what age to potty train a baby, after analyzing the ages of some of the other milestones that the baby has already achieved.

Submitted by N on April 14, 2011 at 06:15

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