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Maureen Ryan

Using the Bathroom on Their Own

By February 27, 2013

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I am often amazed by stories of other places where children are potty trained before they turn 6 months. I understand that these families live in different cultures and under different circumstances, but a part of me is so envious of their diaperless lives. There is a difference, though, between what's sometimes called infant potty training and being able to use the bathroom independently.

If you're striving for the latter, you need to be able to recognize the signs of potty training readiness. From having the will to hold it in until they get to the bathroom to having the physical ability to do so, there are several milestones of which you you should be aware.

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