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Secrets of successful toilet training, by pediatrician Ann Botash

Baby feetWhen to start potty training depends on the child's readiness, which is tied to his or her motor skills. Practically speaking, the child must be able to pull up his or her pants. The timing is also related to a child's intellectual development. He or she has to understand when and where to go to the bathroom.

Upstate Medical University pediatrician Ann Botash was interviewed on the subject of toilet training on Health Link on Air radio, and she reassures parents and caregivers: "Everyone gets potty trained sooner or later."

She says most children are not ready to be toilet trained before the age of 2, and she said it's not uncommon for children to be ready at age 4.

Listen to her interview.

Health Link on Air radio airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday mornings

on 570 WSYR, News Radio 106.9.