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MamaofG
MamaofG asks:
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My 23 month old son has a cold, but my husband still wants to start potty training him today.  Shouldn't we wait until he is feeling better to begin?

In Topics: Potty Training
> 60 days ago

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frogdogdog
frogdogdog , Parent writes:
Potty training is very dependent on patience. If your son has a cold, there's no reason to rush into a process that often lasts months. Colds or illness, especially those that involve diarrhea, will get in the way of your child experiencing success.

There's a wealth of great advice, tips, and tricks in the Potty Training Information Center at
http://www.education.com/topic/potty-training/

including "5 Ways to Make Potty Training a Success"
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/potty-trained/

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minnielove82701
minnielove8... writes:
yes,you should because he will not pay attention if he has a cold
> 60 days ago

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SBIL84
SBIL84 writes:
Your son's body is already under stress due to his illness. Giving him the chance to recover before potty training is ideal.
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momofsix
momofsix writes:
This is a personal choice for you & your husband to make. If it's a "piddly cold" go ahead & start. If it's got him lying in bed feverish & vomiting, I'd wait.  Bottom line, if he's up to it, get started. Make it fun so he will be excited about it. Use a reward when he does go potty successfully & make a big deal of it with family members in the house.
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