What Age Is Best for Potty Training?


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Somewhere between 22 and 30 months is normally the recommended age for potty training. The best age for potty training varies based on multiple factors, including the child's demonstrating increased control over his bowel and bladder as well as being emotionally ready for the process.

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A child can demonstrate control over his bladder and bowel by using them at approximately the same time every day in addition to not having accidents at night. Some cultures, however, have different beliefs regarding the proper age to begin potty training that do not rely on such cues. For example, in certain South American cultures, women train their babies from birth as is the case in some northern European countries, such as Finland.

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