toilet training

noun

: the process of training a child to control bladder and bowel movements and to use the toilet
toilet train transitive verb

Examples of toilet training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, Judy Abrahams invented a child-friendly and adjustable toilet seat designed to improve the toilet training experience for toddlers. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2024 The most common reasons parents turn to social media include toilet training (44%), child sleep issues (42%), nutrition/lactation (37%), and discipline (37%).1 Experts aren’t that surprised. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 30 Nov. 2023 During toilet training, which usually happens by the age of 3 or 4 in the U.S., kids learn how to use the toilet voluntarily. Jennifer Ahn, The Conversation, 18 Sep. 2023 Children with autism, for example, may have delayed toilet training or sensory issues, where flushing sounds can create discomfort. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 18 Jan. 2023 There’s now no shortage of guidance for raising children through early developmental milestones, from toilet training and getting your kid to sleep through the night to steering them through the turbulence of adolescence. Julie Halpert, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2022 Ten years ago, showgoers got an eyeful of the iPotty, a toilet training device for kids that had an iPad attached to it. Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 Jan. 2022 For Perez’s son, the family started noticing a difference in his toilet training behaviors just a few months after treatment began. Leah Campbell, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 By toilet training cows — who urinate frequently — researchers believe greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced significantly, according to the study. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 17 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toilet training was in 1926

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“Toilet training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toilet%20training. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

toilet training

noun
toilet train·​ing -ˌtrān-iŋ How to pronounce toilet training (audio)
: the process of training a child to control bladder and bowel movements and to use the toilet
toilet train transitive verb
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