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2-4 years

What age do children generally toilet train during the day versus the night?

Children are ready for toilet training at different ages, but the usual range is from as young as 18 months to around 2½ years. The time between achieving daytime continence and nighttime dryness can vary from child to child. While some children will become dry at night within a few weeks or months of being toilet trained, others may take a little longer. Unlike daytime training, which is conscious and deliberate, nighttime bladder control is more dependent on maturation of children’s nervous systems and bladder so it is much more challenging to train a child a night. The best indication that a child is moving toward achieving nighttime continence is the number of consecutive mornings where they wake up dry! Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine