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

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Sweetie21

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.
    louise2

    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.
    Fallaya

    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.
    Sweetie21

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

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

    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
    r00j04j08

    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!
    Owl_Feather

    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.
    mupt02

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

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