potty training

Stool holding part 2: how to treat this common ailment.
Dr. Sue explains a very common bathroom issue and why it occurs.
It seems that I get a lot of questions and concerns from parents about their child’s stools (poops).
Every parent wants to know, when is my child ready to potty train?
Potty training always gets lots of questions and one of the most common is having a child who will "tinkle" in the potty but is not yet "pooping".
A recent email inquiry posed a frequently asked question: "How often does my your-baby need to poop?"
It seems like I have been seeing lots of kids recently with issues about the potty and either regression with potty training and accidents, or "weird new frequent voiding habits".
If you ask 10 parents how they potty trained their child, you will most likely get 10 different answers. “Potty training isn’t one diaper fits all and it doesn’t work in one day,” says pediatrician Dr. Sue Hubbard, co-host of The Kid’s Doctor radio show. “When your child is ready, there are signs they are ready.” Those signs, she says, include showing interest in the potty and going to the potty several times successfully. “Start at 18 months and buy a potty, put it in the bathroom and let the child touch it, sit on it, play with it, carry it around the house, whatever, to be involved in the bathroom.”