Recognizing The Right Time: Signs Your Child is Ready for Toilet Training

March 15, 2024 - The Cornerstone Team

Recognizing The Right Time: Signs Your Child is Ready for Toilet Training

Embarking on the journey of toilet training is a significant milestone for both children and parents. It’s a sign of growing independence and development. However, timing is everything. Starting too early can lead to frustration, while waiting too long may miss the optimal period of readiness. At Cornerstone Autism Center, we understand the delicate balance required for successful toilet training. In this article, we’ll explore clear signs that indicate your child may be ready to take this next step.

Toilet Training

Dry Spells:

Is your child able to remain dry for at least 1 to 2 hours at a time? Consistent dry periods are a strong indicator of bladder control and readiness for toilet training.

Consistent Bowel Movements:

Regular, formed bowel movements suggest that your child’s digestive system is predictable—a crucial factor for successful potty training.

Posture and Awareness:

The ability to sit upright without support is not only a sign of physical readiness but also of your child’s growing autonomy.

Behavioral Cues:

Children often signal their discomfort with a wet or dirty diaper in various ways, such as seeking privacy or showing visible distress. These actions indicate a discomfort with soiled diapers and a readiness for change.

Interest in Self-Care:

Showing curiosity in daily self-care routines, including bathing and dressing, can also signal readiness for toilet training.

Health Check:

Ensure there are no medical concerns that may hinder the process of toilet training.

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March 15, 2024, The Cornerstone Team

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