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7 Tips for Potty Training in Daycare


Potty training in daycare can be extra challenging. Not only is your child learning a new skill, but he’s learning it in different environments with different caregivers, routines, and structures. All that said, many children learn to use the potty at daycare and your child can too. Below are some tips for success:

by Brittany Tacket, MA
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Is There a Wrong Time to Begin Potty Training?


You want to begin potty training your child, but not at the wrong time. How do you know whether the time is right or whether it’s best to wait? If you are having difficulty with training, how do you know if you should stop and take a temporary break? Assuming your child is healthy and developing normally, the first consideration is her age. If she is less than 18 months old, she is almost certainly too young to begin potty training.

by Anna Kaplan, MD
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The American Academy of Pediatrics “Guide to Toilet Training”


If you are looking for an overview of toilet training written by experts, the “Guide to Toilet Training” by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may be the best book to read. Pediatricians are doctors specially trained to take care of children and adolescents. You probably take your child to a pediatrician. The book contains wonderful stories about real families and actual questions pediatricians have been asked. Although it was written in 2003, a 2016 update makes it more relevant for parents today. Some of the information in the book can be found at the AAP’s website, called healthychildren.org. The book contains a lot of guidance, but no one set plan for potty training. It will help you develop your own plan.

by Anna Kaplan, MD

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