I'm just starting out potty training my 18 month old son, his school said he had to be potty train befor he turns 3 any suggestions?

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Louise - posted on 06/16/2012

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Yes dont bother until he is at least two years old and showing signs he is ready. It is medically proven that a child does not have full control over their bladder and bowel until then. Toilet training if a child is ready only takes a couple of weeks! If you put to much pressure on a child to be clean before there ready all you are doing is making the whole process stressful, when the child can not do anything about it.

The average age for a child to train is about 2 years 4 months. I have toilet trained three kids and never used a potty, I took them all to the toilet. Each child was different. My first son was 2 years 6 months, my second son was 2 and my daughter was 2 years 4 months. All three were trained within 2 weeks with a very rare accident after that for a couple of months. Then totally trained. Do not force your child to potty train it is just pointless, and it will go on forever.

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