Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ZeeZee | 2012-10-03


Potty Training

Please advise on when would be the correct age to start potty training my 20 month old twin boys. I know that at this age, it will be difficult, as they are just starting to talk. They don''t fully comprehend that they are making a wee or poo. They were born 3 months premature.

I am stressing over this, because I have 2 cousins with 3 year old sons &  they have not started potty training them. They both tell me that it is very difficult to potty train boys &  boys take a long time to learn in comparison to girls.

I don''t know wether this is an excuse for their laziness or there is some fact in what they say. I can''t imagine having kids over 3 yrs and still needing to change nappies..

Expert's Reply



Most children are ready to start potty training by the age of 2 years, others may only be ready at 2 and a half years. You should wait a bit still with your boys, so give them another 4 to 6 months at least before starting to train them.Do not believe the stories about it being so difficult to train boys. Your sons will do well once you start.

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Posted by: R | 2012-10-04

I agree with doc.
I started training my son at 2 and by 2.5 he didn''t want the nappies anymore, not even at night.
I allowed him to read while sitting on the toilet, which helped him relax and be comfortable, altho some may not agree with this.
Good luck.

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