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How often should I remind my child to use the bathroom during potty training?

How often should I remind my child to go to the bathroom while she's being potty trained?
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Once she's had some success in using the potty, ask your child several times a day, especially before you leave the house. Reminders help children get into a habit of thinking about the potty and preventing accidents and setbacks. --Nancy Mattia

Copyright 2004. Updated 2009

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