As your baby approaches one year of age you may be asking - will baby be ready for toilet training soon? Probably not. Many parents are anxious to leave the stage of diapers behind, but be patient.
Child development research shows the average child is not fully toilet trained until 1 1/2 to 3 years of age. Some take longer. Night-time control takes until 3 to 4 years-old. Your child must show readiness signs before he can start to be toilet trained. Some readiness signs are:
Learning to use the toilet is a complicated task. Your child must:
Learning to use the toilet is a complicated task. If you try to toilet train too early, your child will be upset that he can't do what you want, or you may become frustrated when things don't go smoothly. Sometimes a child goes on the potty once or twice by accident, and then parents feel that she is being disobedient on purpose when she won't do it again. You can avoid a lot of problems by waiting until your child is ready, probably after his second birthday. Your child will want to stay dry, "like a big boy," and toilet training will go much more smoothly for both of you. Remember accidents still happen even after a child is toilet trained.
Also See : XPLOR Guide Sheet GH 6128 - Toilet Training