When is the best time
to start potty training since there is no miracle age
Now that your child has shown signs of readiness, timing
is the next thing to consider before you jump into this
bandwagon with your kid. Remember, you must be ready
too! Okay, so you are ready as ever to embark on the
diaper-free mission - Make sure they do not coincide
with major changes such as a house move, joining a new
playgroup, going on a vacation or even having a new
Postpone toilet training until you have settled back
to routine if there are big changes in the horizon.
Ensure both you and your child are doing well in health,
your child is not going thru a negative phase and there
are no visitors or upsets to the daily routine.
Some things to consider when it is a good time to try
1) Family life is quiet and predictable.
2) When you as the trainer are able to devote as much
time and attention to the task.
3) Maintain a diary to assess and keep track of progress
4) Do it while the older kid(s) are away at school or
the younger sibling is gainfully occupied. While age
cannot be exactly planned you can certainly do some
planning with regards to the weeks (a few quiet weeks
to achieve bulk of the training). Use 2-3 weeks to establish
the basics in your child and help wherever you can.
Once your child is off to a good start, the rest of
the time can be spent on reinforcing what he has learned
and fine-tuning his skills until he is fully trained.