Common Problems

Information and advice about the most common potty training problems

potty training readiness

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.