Source:Vermandel A, Weyler J, De Wachter S, et al. Toilet training of healthy young toddlers: a randomized trial between a daytime wetting alarm and timed potty training.
J Dev Behav Pediatr.
–196; doi:10.1097/DBP.0b013e31816c433a

Researchers from Belgium conducted a randomized trial comparing two toilet training methods. Non-toilet trained children ages 20 to 36 months were assessed for baseline readiness skills, then participated in five consecutive days of toilet training at home with a parent, followed by reassessment in four weeks.

Children were randomized to either the alarm diaper training (WAD-T) group or a timed potty training (TP-T) approach. Children in the WAD-T group had a moisture-sensitive detector placed in the diaper. When the alarm sounded the parent put the child on the potty and encouraged the child to finish. Children in the TP-T group were brought to the potty four times per day and encouraged...

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