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Hui Hui asked:
At what age should we potty train our little one?
Wake them up in the middle of the night?

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Arora Valley answered:
There is no set age at which potty training or toilet training should begin; the right time depends on your child's development and readiness. Healthy children aren't physically and emotionally ready to start using a potty until they are between 18 months and three years old.The muscles that control their bladder and rectum aren't mature until they reach about 18 months to two years. That's why waiting for signs that they are ready is the key to success, and starting too early will result in accidents. For night time training talk to your child about going to the toilet at night-time. Work out your procedure together and make a trip to the toilet part of your child’s bedtime routine. Casually remind your child to get up in the night if they need to go to the toilet or if your child wakes up for any reason during the night, ask them if they want to go to the toilet before being tucked back into bed. Avoid pressuring your child. They’re keen to master toileting and anxious about disappointing you.

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Liew_Woei_Kang answered:
Potty training can be commenced around 2, though some can achieve it even earlier. The child must be of adequate maturity to sense the feeling and urge of urination and passing motion, and be able to voice it out in time to the care-givers. Again the timing where the child is successful is highly variable. Speak to your doctors if you have concerns regarding urinary or stool incontinence.

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oink17 answered:
We started potty training my boy when he was 30 months. We only started at 30 months because we noticed that his diapers were not that wet in the morning. We put him on training pants during the day. What we did was every 2 - 2.5 hours we will ask him to go to the toilet. My husband also demonstrated to him how to in the toilet bowl for a few times so that he know that's how a boy should do it. At night, we put him on pull up pants, and my husband will wake him up at least 2 times, so slowly he get used to it and he was off diapers after 2 weeks. As my in laws are the ones looking after my boy during the day, we had to work hand in hand with them, so as to ensure that his potty training will be successful. We need alot of patience when doing the potty training. If your child is not ready for potty training, don't force him. When he is ready to be potty train, he will do it very fast.

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carlyloraine answered:
1 year old

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Jovial answered:
Prob at the age of 3-3.5yo? I don think its advisable to wake them up in the middle of the night when they r slping soundly. Try to train them in the day, start by not wearing diaper on them. And also tell and show them where is the potty. If ur child is in childcare, i think the sch will potty/toilet train them. :)

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Florencia answered:
We initially tried to let my child urinate every 1-1.5 hour in toilet when he was about 18 month. Initially he obliged, but as I was pregnant at that time, after a month or so, he refused to do it again (perhaps he feels baby was coming). But we know that he can urinate in toilet if he chooses to. When he started school this year (2.5 year-old), his teacher told him to wear underpants, which he obliged (maybe 'coz the peer pressure thing). But at home he still wore diapers, as no matter what we encouraged him to, he refused by saying that underpants is for school and diapers for home. Then on one fine day early this month, when I was on leave, when I was doing my usual encouragement to him to wear underpants, he just let me put underpants on him after school. He even told us when he wanted to do his big business, so I could help him in toilet. I think although we can encourage our child everyday, it's really up to him when he's ready. Up till now, I really don't know what makes him ditch his diaper on that one fine day after school! =)

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Rachel answered:
i tried to train my boy now of 28 months .. but he still refuse to try.. though i also bought the kid urinal for him... i guess is peer pressure , although i feel "sad" for him to keep wearing diapers and he get "sweaty" bums always....

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Yen Chew answered:
I just started to potty train my girl, who is at 27 mths. Its so stressful for us but I know my girl can do it. Sometimes when she do her business in the potty..she was so happy thay she praised herself "good girl"... Its only been a few days so we try not to pressure her too much...anyway her childcare is also training her in the afternoon... We are crossing our fingers that she will succeed soon...luv you darling

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Biyin answered:
My son was potty trained at childcare centre when he reached 30 months. He learnt it fast and able to use potty without wearing diapers during daytime within a week of training. Teachers said this is "peer pressure", they can learn faster if they see others doing it. Initially, I asked him to use potty every 2 hours until he get used to it. I have tried to wake him up in the middle of the night, but never succeed. Nonetheless, I will make sure he go toilet before he sleep.

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