Many parents are eager to start a toilet training program for their children. However, some parents may be ready to start before their children are ready. It is always recommended to wait until the child has reached an appropriate age. It is typically recommended to wait until after the second birthday to begin considering toilet training. For children with Down syndrome, it has been found beneficial to wait until after the third birthday to begin the process. While age is an important component of readiness, parents should consider other factors as well when considering toilet training, including the ability to remain dry for periods of time, fine motor skills to pull down pants and the parents’/caregivers’ ability to maintain a consistent toileting schedule.
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