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when is the best time to start potty training girls

i am trying to start potty training my 22 month old, i dont know where to start i dont remember what i did with my first daughter.

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Asked by karlie17 at 10:16 PM on Jul. 5, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It doesn't matter if you are training a boy or girl, you need to see some signs that they are ready to be toilet trained. First, the child needs to be aware that she is going and needs to be changed. Another good sign is the length of time that the child stays dry.
    When you do start, keep it positive and stress free. It's also important to that the time to stay home and work on the training with few interruptions. You can't just toss on a diaper when it's convenient and expect success with training. Good luck

    Answer by ChattyWifePlus2 at 10:51 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • There is not best age - just as there was no best age to force her to learn to walk.

    Get a good potty training book or check out for readiness signs. Once she has at least half of the signs, you can start. Until then, you can do pre-training things like teach her the words you want to use, teach her to sit still for storytime, let her watch you.

    If she is potty trained by 30 months (2.5 years), she's ahead of the curve. But even if she's not, remember that half of all baby's learn after 30 months.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:13 AM on Jul. 6, 2008

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