Potty Training Facts
5/30/2008 | by
Potty training, toilet training, toilet teaching or toilet learning are names frequently used to describe how kids learn to use the bathroom independently.
Here’s what you’ll see in a child who is potty trained:
- Recognizes the need to go to the potty
- Walks to the potty and undresses
- Uses the potty chair or toilet independently
- Consistently keeps underwear clean and dry during the day and/or night
Kids potty train at different ages and move along at different rates.
- Don’t be discouraged if your child takes a few detours along the way. It comes with the territory.
- Physical and mental development, as well as psychological temperament, vary from child to child and all play a role in potty training success.
- By using PULL-UPS® Way To Go™, the 3-step potty training approach you tailor to your child, you can make it a positive and rewarding experience.
A few facts you might want to keep in mind along the way:
You Go Girl Girls usually complete training at a younger age than boys. That’s because they generally start earlier than boys. The actual time spent training doesn’t usually vary between boys and girls.
Light At The End Of the Tunnel 80 percent of boys and girls are completely trained by age 3-1/2.
Are We There Yet? Potty training takes an average of eight months. But it’s important to remember that every child is different. One child can take one month, another might take up to a year. To see where your child is in the process, check out our Big Kid® Tracker.