When should we start potty training? (18 to 30 months) | NHS

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Most children will show signs that they are  ready for potty training between the ages of  

18 months and three years. Every child is  different with when they start to control  

their bladder so don't pressurise them into  becoming dry, they will show you the signs.  

Take their lead and take time. Some of the signs  that children may give you that they're ready  

for potty training are that they tell you that  they need to go or they may have told you that  

they've actually just had a wee in their nappy.  Another sign is that often they will have a longer  

gap between having nappy changes. If you feel  your child is ready but not showing the signs,  

you could try to start a bit of potty training  but if they're not ready, they don't have a  

good understanding of what they're meant  to do. So they can get quite stressed and  

quite upset about doing something that they don't  understand. When potty training and becoming dry,  

all children will have accidents. It's normal,  try to ignore it. Just clear up the accident and  

start again. Most children are able to be  dry throughout the day between about 3 and  

5 years. Generally about 9 out of 10 children  are dry by the age of 3. It's normal that your  

children may be potty trained during the day but  will still wet at night. This again is another  

developmental stage but again, most children  are dry during the night by about the age of  

five or six. Most children between three and  five will still have the occasional accident,  

it's normal. Potty training can be a stressful  time but if you try and wait until your child is  

ready, and make it fun, and make it relaxed,  you should get there within no time at all.

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