Top 5 Expert Tips for Potty Training Success  

1.  Preparation is the key for success and the most crucial step is choosing a time to begin. You will need to persist daily for at least three months. 

2.  Remember to praise each triumph and not scold when things go badly. Even having a grumpy face when cleaning up a mess sends a negative message to an impressionable little mind. 

3.  When children are learning to use the toilet and having accidents, have your child wear underpants, then place the training pants over the underwear. This allows the child to feel the uncomfortable wet underwear, yet will prevent the "accident" from running onto the floor.

4. Most kids begin toilet-training around 2 years, but it’s not uncommon for a child to be in diapers at their third birthday. Many aren’t potty-trained until 4 years of age. However, if by age 4 your child is still resisting vehemently, it may be time to seek expert help. 

5. Like any kind of training schedule, routine helps. Many children have a bowel movement around the same time each day, often within an hour of eating, and urinate within an hour of having a long drink. Be guided by your child’s body clock and try to ensure it doesn’t correspond with their tired time. 

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