Be open minded when toilet training

When toilet training your toddler be patient and open minded. Accept that toilet training a toddler may take a long time and there may be many setbacks along the way. Be patient during setbacks could booster your child’s confidence.

Right age for potty training

Most children are ready to potty train at age two; however the range of readiness for toilet training spans from eighteen months all the way to four years of age.

When it’s right for toilet training

Does your toddler show signs of wanting to do more things for themselves such as pulling up their own pants? They may be ready for toilet training.

Bedwetting Tip

Reduce those late-night sheet changes during potty training by layering the bed with a regular sheet, a plastic sheet, and a regular sheet. This way all you have to do is remove a layer of the regular and plastic sheets, allowing everyone can get back to sleep quickly.

Toilet Training

You’ll know your child is ready for toilet training when he or she can express and understand one-word statements, including such words as “wet,” “dry,” “potty,” and “go.”

Potty Training Tip

If you toddler stays dry for at least 2 hours at a time, and has regular bowel movements it may be time to start toilet training.

Potty Tip

Use cheap coffee filters to line the potty and then just dump it in the commode after use. This way the potty is always clean.

potty training and siblings

For younger siblings potty training may be quicker, as they watch big brother or sister use the potty and want to immitate this wonderful role model.


Potty Training

Everyone Poops is a great potty training book. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games.

Timetable for moving from diapers to toilet training

The average time at which infants change from diapers to toilet training is between 18 and 24 months.From: Epigee Women’s Health

Potty Training

3 years of age is not a magic number for potty training (no matter what your pre-school says). A poll on showed that almost 25% of kids weren’t potty trained until they were 3 1/2 or 4 years old.
From: Pediatrics

Potty Chair

Invest in a child-sized potty chair or a special adapter seat that attaches to your regular toilet.

This eases the anxiety some children feel about the grown-up toilet – some fear falling into it, others dislike the loud noise of the flush.


Potty tip

Some parents have found letting tot run around naked reminds them that they have to use potty, leading to fewer accidents source

Potty Training

When potty training only keep your toddler seated for a few minutes at a time, be prepared to delay training if he shows resistance.
From: Pediatrics.

The down side of potty training

If your toddler becomes resistant to potty training, she may refuse to sit on the potty or even have a bowel movement in the bathroom.

From: Epigee Women’s Health

How to judge being ready for potty training

Your toddler’s ability to be ready to potty train is based on his overall development.

For example, your toddler will have mastered gross motor skills (sitting, walking), fine motor skills (holding a spoon) before being ready for potty training.

From: Epigee Women’s Health

The time to start potty training

Do not start potty training at a stressful time; for example, during a move or when a baby is on the way or if you have just given birth.

From: Epigee Women’s Health

How to handle accidents while potty training

When potty training, if they have a little accident you must not let your child see you are angry or disappointed. Just tell them they’ll do better next time.


Training time

If you start potty training too early, it might take longer to train your child.

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Early potty training

If you start potty training too early, it might take longer to train your child.

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