Avoid Bedwetting and Day Wetting – The Best Time to Potty Train Children

The best time to potty train your child is between 24 months and 32 month, according to researchers.

Researchers at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ-RWJMS) did a study designed to pinpoint the more effective time to potty train, so children learn properly to use the bathroom on their own, experiencing less bedwetting and urge incontinence.

Over 150 children were part of the study, ages 4 to 12.  The research discovered that those who were potty trained after 32 months experienced more urge incontinence and instances of bedwetting than those whose potty training began earlier, around 24 months.

This study is the first of its kind, designed to give parents a good timeframe in which its best to begin potty training.

Resources:
www.rwjuh.edu/ToiletTraining
www.bmsch.org