Posted by: Sweetie | 2004/10/25


New Mom

Can adults get infections (rashes, colds, etc.) from children? Logically one would think that only adults can pass on germs to other adults and children. Is my one year old too young to be potty trained?

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Please do not even attempt potty training before 2 years of age. Adults can get infections from children.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/10/25

A contagious infection can pass either way - from adult to child or child to adult.

Only from about 18 months to 2 years onwards are children able to control their bladders, so staring at 1 year will just result in tears and frustration. People who claim to have potty trained at that age just spent ages with child on potty and eventually caught something (would happen by the law of averages anyway).

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