toilet training

noun

Definition of toilet training

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

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Other Words from toilet training

toilet train transitive verb

Examples of toilet training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some babies begin their toilet training at as young as six months. Popular Science, "Traveling with a baby? Here are the supplies you’ll need," 12 June 2020 This final phase of toilet training was taking too long. Adam Levin, The New Yorker, "Kid Positive," 24 Feb. 2020 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, "An Alarmingly Deep Dive Into the Science of Baby Yoda," 2 Dec. 2019 The two families sued Anthem in 2016, after the company stopped covering their children's Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, which is used to improve a wide variety of behaviors ranging from communicating with others to toilet training. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star, "Anthem settles lawsuit over denial of coverage for autism therapy," 10 Apr. 2018 In the Palestinian territories, for instance, many women start toilet training around 14 or 15 months. Alma Gottlieb, Washington Post, "Toilet training at 2 is normal in U.S. but very late in China and other countries," 15 Jan. 2018 Are 2-year-olds too young to start toilet training? Alma Gottlieb, Washington Post, "Toilet training at 2 is normal in U.S. but very late in China and other countries," 15 Jan. 2018 There are several models of toilet training kits to teach cats to use human toilets. James Gorman, New York Times, "Why Scientists Love to Study Dogs (and Often Ignore Cats)," 26 Feb. 2018 In other words, don't stress too much about toilet training troubles. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "How the world potty trains," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of toilet training

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toilet training was in 1926

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29 Jun 2020

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“Toilet training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toilet%20training. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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toilet training

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toilet training

: the process of teaching a small child to use the toilet

toilet training

noun
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 train (audio) \ transitive verb

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