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Signs Your Child Is Ready for Potty Training

​No one ever said parenting is easy, and potty training often is the first challenge that drives many parents over the edge. But toilet training doesn’t have to be a terrible experience, for you or your child. Using the following tips can help prepare your child for this major milestone and head off some of the more daunting potty prob​​lems:

  • Wait until your child is at least 2 years old.
  • Make sure both you and your child are ready before you start toilet training.
  • Prepare to be patient, encouraging and able to handle the inevitable setbacks.
  • Seeing is believing. Having your child watch you go to the bathroom may be one of the best ways to prepare him or her for the real thing.
  • Have your child set in the potty chair for a “dry run” so he or she can get used to using it.
  • Relax and take the attitude that you’ll let your child proceed at his or her own pace.
  • Praise your child every time he or she correctly practices any part of toilet behavior.