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Potty Training: How and When to Start

Potty training is a major milestone for toddlers.  However rewarding until its accomplished it is not a fun process for mom nor your toddler.  Like most mothers and fathers you’re probably trying everything from rewarding them for sitting long enough to release to putting the potty in front of the T.V.


And you may be resorting to standing there holding them down.   Meanwhile the more creative you get in attempting to get your toddler’s cooperation it can began to feel like an exhausting power struggle.

Check out this informational graph.  Its fun and yet explains a lot.

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I found it interesting that most parents with toddlers agree on starting potty training between the ages of 18 months to 3 years old.  While there isn’t a right age to start this daunting task there is in my opinion and experience an ideal age.

To clarify.

What I have found with potty training my own children is that the ages between 13 months to 2 years old work very well. Along with observing other toddlers in the same age group the experience with my children was affirmed.

Another observation concerning this age group between 13 months and 2 years old is that they want to do what mommy & daddy is doing.  In addition if there are older siblings in the home it makes it that much more easier for them to cooperate.

At length did you know that back in the 40’s the average potty training age was 39 months!  Presently this age has shorten to the average age being right around 18 months.

Meanwhile most parents are forcing their toddler to use the potty when they are not ready.   The one way to know when your toddler is ready for potty training is when they can follow instructions.

To be sure.

While potty training is different for each toddler there are some things that will work for every toddler at the potty training age.

Here is an interview I found to be very informative and sheds more light on the struggles and challenges of potty training. 


Today I had the pleasure to speak with a world renowned potty training expert by the name of Carol Cline. Her claim to fame all started when she stumbled upon a method that will have almost any child potty trained and diaper free, in just 3 days flat. To date she has helped thousands upon thousands of parents and here was some of the advice she had to share with me today:

Me: Hi Carol, thanks for taking the time with me here today.

Carol: Glad to make the time! Hope I can help answer all your hard hitting potty training questions and help some parents along the way.

Me: So, let me come right out and ask! Did you ever think that one day you’d be the world authority on all things potty training?

Carol: I wish I could tell you that I knew this was my calling the second I sat on my very first potty, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually went to school for business and owning my own daycare was always the life long goal for me.

Me: That’s fantastic! So this interview will be going out to lots of parents who are right now just about to start potty training. What one word would you use to describe the entire potty training process?

Carol: Well let me break the rules and sum it up in two; “Buckle Down”

Me: Oh boy! I’m sure parents love hearing that lol. Can you tell me exactly what you mean by “buckle down”?

Carol: Well i’m sure some parents would expect me to say “Run for your life” while secretly hoping I’d say “Don’t worry about it, its easy!”. The truth is that potty training is different for every child and it will be just as challenging as it is rewarding when all is said and done.

Me: So what would you say  a parents very first step should be going into potty training if they want fast results?

Carol: The first thing I always tell parents is to remember P.P.C! That stands for always being “Positive, Persistent and Consistent”. They are the three pillars that make potty training stand, remove one and the entire thing falls to the ground.

Me: I know for a fact with my own child, being positive all the way through was a big part of it.

Carol: Children can sense if you’re truly happy or not. Simply put – If you’re not happy training them, they wont be happy learning from you.

Me: There is an age old debate on the topic of potty training when it comes to boys verses girls. Is it a fact that girls are easier to train than boys?

Carol: Now this is a question I honestly get asked a lot and the truth might just surprise you. Boys and girls are exactly the same to potty train! This myth started due to the basic fact that typically in the past, women would be the ones responsible for potty train the child.

Typically  women feel more comfortable potty training their daughters simply because they can relate better to them. In reality, you potty train a boy the exact same way you would a girl – There is no difference.

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Me: Now you literally “wrote the book” on how to potty train. If parents pick up your guide can they really have a diaper free child in three days?

Carol: Now let me say that if your child is 16 months you cant honestly expect more like a few weeks. But nearly every parent with a child around the age of two (give or take a month or two) who shows signs that they are read… CAN in fact be trained in just three days… Sometimes even less!

Me: What is the shortest time someone has ever potty trained their child using the methods in your guide?

Carol: I once had a women read my guide at 7 AM and emailed me that day at 3:40PM telling me their child has gone to the potty all day long on his own! So eight hours and forty minutes to answer your question exactly! lol

Me: An email like that must have felt nice?

Carol: As crazy as it sound. Helping parents potty train their children has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Me: So if parents want to experience potty training their child in three days, where can find out more about your method?

Carol: They can visit my website! It’s the only place they will find out exactly how I came up with my personal method and get their hands on a copy for themselves. (Click Here To Visit Carol Cline’s Site).

Me: Well, thank you very much for your time with me here today Carol.

Carol: Any time!  Potty Training

In conclusion potty training is something every child will have to experience preferably before they start preschool. And parents nowadays have all the tools and help they need to make it a smooth transition for them and their toddler.