"Children under age 3 should not manage their own toileting habits any more than they should manage their college funds," writes Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University, in an article on the parenting website Babble.com adapted from his book with Suzanne Schlosberg entitled, "Itís No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to Your Childís Wetting, Constipation, UTIs, and Other Potty Problems."
According to Hodges, these "potty prodigies" trained before age 3 wind up in his office with "the sudden onset of pee and poop accidents, urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary frequency, and/or bedwetting."
Did you potty train your child before age 3? If so, does your child have bathroom issues?
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a kindergartner and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.