Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In a recent article on Health.USNews.com, results from a recent study published in Clinical Pediatrics were shared regarding whether the method of potty-training really matters.
“Don’t get hung up on how to do it,” said lead researcher Dr. Joseph Barone, an associate professor of surgery and pediatric urologist at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J. “The most important thing is that you begin the toilet training somewhere between 27 and 32 months.”
Study co-author Marc Colaco, a medical student at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, explained that early toilet training with firm direction and the more child-oriented approach (when the child begins to show interest) are both effective.
“This is a debated topic over which way is best to toilet-train your child, but both lead to good outcomes,” Colaco said.
For more on the study, read the full article from HealthDay.
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Here are some other tips Barone and Peter Stavinoha, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, offer to parents:
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