Signs it’s time for potty training
Potty training at the right time is important to have success, so knowing when to start is important.
There’s no specific age for when to start potty training as each child is different. But most children are ready for potty training when they’re around 2 years old.
You know it’s time to start potty training by watching the signs your toddler gives you. Knowing these signs makes it easy to see when it’s time to start teaching to go potty.
Signs your toddler is ready for potty training
Here are the signs your toddler is ready, so when you see these in your toddler, you can start preparing for this.
Dislikes wet or dirty diaper
You’ll know this when you see that your little one starts to pull on their diaper when it’s wet or dirty, she might even try to take it off.
Can pull pants up and down
Your toddler needs to be able to pull her pants up and down before you start, so make sure to teach her this.
Shows interest in the potty or toilet
She wants to watch others go to the toilet and will try to copy it.
Knows what pee and poop means
She needs to know this so she’ll understand what you’re trying to say, and so she can tell you if she needs to go to the potty.
Can follow simple directions
To teach your child to go to the potty, you need to give directions. So she needs to be able to follow simple directions like wash their hands and learning to wipe themselves.
Stays dry for a longer time
This means that they’re now able to control their bladder a bit.
When you see that your toddler is showing these signs, you can start your potty training. The most important thing is that you have a lot of patience, don’t force your toddler and don’t shame her or get mad over accidents.