toilet training


Definition of toilet training

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

Other Words from toilet training

toilet train transitive verb

Examples of toilet training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 17 Sep. 2021 Positive reinforcement is the quickest, most effective way to teach your dog the toilet training rules. Lauren Corona,, 23 Feb. 2021 These toilet training systems are still available wherever pet supplies are sold. Cathy M. Rosenthal,, 28 Jan. 2021 Friedberg compares it to toilet training, but not a milestone that parents of a Baby Yoda are all that adamant about encouraging, especially in an infant whose midichlorian count is off the charts. Eric Spitznagel, Popular Mechanics, 30 Oct. 2020 These narratives were probably very popular with listeners young enough to remember their toilet training, but adults, too, may have enjoyed such talk. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of toilet training

1926, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2022

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“Toilet training.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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toilet training

toilet train·​ing | \ -ˌtrān-iŋ How to pronounce toilet training (audio) \

Medical Definition of toilet training

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

Other Words from toilet training

toilet train \ -​ˌtrān How to pronounce toilet training (audio) \ transitive verb


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