Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training? Here's How to Know!

Toilet training is like any other big milestone, it's hard to know when your child's ready to take the next big leap. Here's how you can tell it's time to ditch the diapers (15 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:23PM

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Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training? Here's How to Know!

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14 Signs Your Child's Ready for Toilet Training

You’re half excited about (no more diapers!) and half dreading (pee on the new carpet!) the idea that it might be “P Day” -- time to start potty training. There's no perfect age to start -- anytime between 20 months and 4 years is in the normal range -- and one “readiness” sign doesn't mean much on its own. Wait until your child exhibits about seven or more of the following telltale signs to start. The more ready she is, the easier it will be!

She’s Met Other Physical Milestones
Your child will likely be ready to potty-train only after she can walk and run steadily. Yes, some parents ditch the diapers before that, but if you have to carry your tot to the pot each time, it’s probably YOU that’s well-trained, not the other way around.

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