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Toilet Training Practices From Around The World


Are you confused when to start toilet training your toddler? Make sure he is ready for the big shift before you start this seemingly ‘big’ challenge! Potty training success hinges on physical and emotional readiness, not any specific age.

Guiding your toddler to start using the potty or toilet can be both an exciting and stressful period for you. It can be a lengthy process that warrants your time, patience, and effort. Things might prove difficult, but the trick is to stay calm.

Toilet training practices differ from country to country. Click on this ClipBook for tips, anecdotes, and stories on toilet training from across the world.



Parents see toilet training as an important milestone for their children and often become very concerned if it doesn't all go smoothly. In parts of India, most children are biologically ready by the age of 2 to 2 ½ years.


Potty training Chinese style fascinates Western expat moms who see the diaper-free baby style as a form of environmentalism but they watch for potted plants, just in case. For Junior to "go" on command is a mother's dream.


For many Kenyan parents, potty training is often approached with uncertainty and anxiety. The main reason is the work and patience needed for getting toddlers to use the potty well. Fortunately, there are a number of training methods that parents ...


According to Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, followed 47 Vietnamese mothers for two years to study their potty training procedure, which begins at birth and generally eliminates the need for diapers by nine months of ...

United States Of America

Early potty training in America was completely parent-centered and sometimes disturbingly so. In the early 1900s children were on strict elimination schedules and parents even used suppositories or enemas to enforce regularity.


The general technique of Russian early potty training is to put kids, starting at around 6 to 8 months, on their own little potty every 20 to 30 minutes and ask them to pee or poop.

Toilet Training Children With Down Syndrome

To ease the toilet training process and ensure that it's a positive experience for everyone involved, it is recommended that parents assess their child's toilet readiness skills.

Toilet Training Children With Autism

Teaching your child to use the toilet correctly can be a difficult task, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not. But if your child is autistic, the process of developing a toilet routine can take longer, and involve its own particular chal...

The Abc Of Potty Training

Most parents eagerly anticipate toilet training as a milestone in their child's development if for no other reason than that it means an end to changing diapers. But few moms and dads are prepared for how long toilet training can take.

Potty Training Methods Around The World

Is potty training like this everywhere? What about cold climates or houses with carpeting? What is potty training like around the world? Of course, no country or culture is homogenous, but here are anecdotes and stories about potty training around...

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