The first thing parents want to know about potty training is when they should begin. Of all the questions parents ask on the subject, that one is the easiest to answer: The time to begin is now!
Repetition is the name of the game! Just as infants and babies quickly learn that milk comes from a breast or bottle and that parents respond to their smiles with joy and their tears by giving comfort, they can learn concepts and routines and engage in a variety of early learning experiences that simplify and speed later training. They can enjoy sitting on the potty and can come to accept it as one of their normal routines.
If toddlers have no prior experience with elimination and potties, they have lots to learn. Actually, since they've been wetting and soiling in diapers for years, they have lots to unlearn! Nevertheless, potty training older children usually turns out to be far less demanding than parents anticipate.