Gaining Control 2 to 3 years

While it is likely that your child has already shown signs of muscle control and has an awareness of urination and bowel movements, it is also possible that she hasn’t. If this is the case, don’t worry. The procedure for helping your child to understand her bodily requirements is the same, no matter what age she starts.

If, however, your child has gained some control, you’ll find that she’ll continue to improve during this year. It has been shown that by two-and-a-half years old approximately 90 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys have complete bowel control and even go to the bathroom alone. However, the same study also showed that more than half the children that age were still wet at night, although they could ...

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