there is a lot of controversy about this all over the internet, but i started to train my little girl from 6 months, just sitting her on the potty for 30 seconds every time we changed her nappy.
By a year she was dry during the day and by 19 months through the night as well. My main reason was the cost of nappies.
I never forced my child and always made it fun with toys and books around and praised her if she did or didn't do anything but she soon learnt to ask for the potty if she wanted a poo.
My friends who had children of similar ages did this as well with equally successful results. My little girl is 3 now and we have never had a problem using the toilet and has never had an accident since about 20 months.
Basically I would say the best time is a time when you are ready to start as there will be accidents along the way but starting with using the potty when changing the nappy to me seemed the most logical way.
Good luck and hope it goes well for you.
I think that the best time is when both the parent is ready to committ the time needed to train and the child has an interest in it. When my daughter started wanting to change her own diaper, I thought that she was ready and she did great. This was around age two. I thought that it would take much longer and would be much harder for my son but at two he said to me, "I don't want to wear diapers anymore Mommy." So we started training him. For both of my kids they had accidents at times but for the most part they did great and it only took about a month for them to be completely trained. Good luck!
It is my opinion that they must be at least 2 and 1/2 before you begin potty training. I have four kids and never had a problem with any of them. Both of my sons potty trained at 3 and 3 months and my twin daughters potty trained around 3 years old. I never stressed over it and it just happened naturally. I think if you put too much emphasis on it too soon, it takes longer and it's more difficult. They will potty train when they are ready to potty train and I think no matter what parents do, that's just the way it is.
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