One of the most common questions parents ask pediatricians concerns toilet training, but which approach is most effective?
The Academy commissioned a review of scientific evidence for various toilet training methods. Conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,the review concluded that the two most common approaches are both effective:the child-oriented toilet training method and the Azrin and Foxx “Toilet Training in Less Than a Day” method.
Researchers reviewed 26 observational studies and eight controlled trials.
They analyzed factors that impact the effectiveness of training, whether certain training methods contribute to adverse outcomes and optimal toilet training for children with special needs.
The Academy recommends parents use a child-oriented approach when the child is behaviorally, developmentally and emotionally ready, usually...