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Posted by: CANDICE | 2003/12/10

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POTTY-TRAINING

from what age (boy) do I start potty training

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Paediatrician

There are no rules and in general girls potty train earlier than boys. 21/2 years would be an average age to start. It is best not force children onto the potty, but to encourage the transition.

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Posted by: Belle | 2003/12/11

Hi Candice

I have a pregnancy book that also covers the first few years of a childs life. I cant tell you from experience because my son is only 1, but in the book they say that each child is different and develops at his own pace. When it comes to potty training your child will let you know when he is ready. By this I dont mean that he will tell you that he needs to go, you have to look for the signs. They might start to cross their legs to keep it in or hold their private parts. These are usually good indications. What you can also do is let him walk around outside without any pants or a nappy so that he can see what happens when he urinates he will soon realise that he can control it then you can start to teach him that he must do it in the toilet. They advis that you must not force him to potty train because you feel that he is old enough, as this could cause later problems like bed wetting or refusing to use the toilet.

Good luck

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