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What is the typical age for a child to begin potty training?

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Asked by Sweetie21 at 8:27 PM on Jun. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • 1 to 2 years old. Depending on the child.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I would say 2.5 years of age. I'm not potty training my daughter until she's around 3.

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:38 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • my son will be 14 months on 06-22, and he told me he had to potty today, so I put him on the toilet, and he tinkled. He was so happy and excited. Is it typical at this age? I thought kids potty trained between 2 and 3.

    Answer by Sweetie21 at 8:41 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I don't think there is a "typical" age.

    Answer by makelineerror at 8:41 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 18 mos for girls, boys take longer both my boys were 3.5 when they were completely trained

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 8:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • usually 2-3. My son is 26 months old and he's been learning for about a month now!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 9:03 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • It depends on the child. Some children are ready earlier than others. My oldest was about 2.5 before she was interested in it at all. We tried to encourage her earlier, but she was ready, so it didn't happen. My middle kiddo wants to be like her big sister so she started using the potty on occasion before she was 2.

    Answer by mupt02 at 10:11 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

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