By Vanessa Milne Jul 17, Photo: Stocksy United. When my toddler was 27 months old , we decided it was time to try potty training. We talked about it, we read books about it and we had him watch everyone in the family pee. Then one morning, we rolled up the rugs, gave him unlimited chocolate milk and plunked him down on the potty.
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Crossing Potty Lines
Fun Fact: Parents in the U. Babies eventually pair the sound with the act and begin to go on command. So why are Americans so late to train, often starting between two and three years old? Children move in and out of stages of "readiness" for potty training. They may be physically ready to "hold it" until they find an appropriate place to go, but fear, anxiety, issues with independence or wanting to be in control can get in the way as your little one starts to mature and become his or her own person separate from Mom or Dad.
Many parents are unsure about when to start toilet training or "potty training. Instead of using age, look for signs that your child may be ready to start heading for the potty, such as being able to:. Most children begin to show these signs when they're between 18 and 24 months old, though some may not be ready until later than that.