Potty training a toddler is no easy task. It takes a lot of consistency and constant reminding. Our toddler is actually a fast learner thankfully! It didn’t take her long to learn how to go potty. She was excited for new big girl training pants and rewards. A potty training chart I made was super helpful Download it yourself by clicking HERE. 3 days of potty training is about all it took for her to grasp how to go potty on her own. She has been using the potty on her own for about 8 months now. She turned 2 in May.
Think your toddler is ready to be potty trained? Here are 5 signs in no particular order.
5 Signs Your Toddler is Ready for Potty Training
1. Your toddler brings you his or her diaper bag or a diaper after wetting or pooing in diaper
This is my most memorable sign of potty training readiness with my toddler. When my baby girl pulled the diaper bag to me and handed me the changing mat…I knew it was time to teach her how to go to the potty right then and there! She was doing the most. If you’re smart enough to do all of that then you’re definitely ready to learn how to use the potty.
2. Your toddler says “ewww” after wetting or pooing in diaper
Joia did not like the feeling of having a wet diaper as she got older. She wanted the wet diaper off ASAP. I actually thought this was pretty funny and probably one of the first ways she used “ewww”. It was definitely a good sign that she may not be in diapers much longer.
3. Your toddler tells you he or she is wet or that poo is in the diaper
Joia began to notice that she wet her diaper and wanted it off so she’d actually tell me that she was wet so I could change her. If she could tell me this I felt that she could tell me when she had to go potty too.
4. Your toddler starts to notice that you are going to the potty
My toddler is very curious and asks lots of questions. Of course I can’t get a moment to myself even in the bathroom as that would totally be a mommy crime. When she was in the bathroom with me she’d ask “Mommy whacha doing?” and I’d let her know I was using the potty. She’d reply with “You using the potty mommy?” Use this moment to show your toddler that they can learn to use the potty just like mommy!
5. Your toddler touches/pulls diaper and may even try to take it off because it’s wet
Again, this goes with just not liking the feeling of being wet and wanting the diaper off as soon as it happens. Don’t like being wet? Well, I’m sure this makes it easier to learn to go potty so let’s learn how to potty!
If your toddler is doing any of the things above I’d say he/she is pretty much ready to get started with learning to go potty. The very first thing I did when I noticed some of the above signs was to encourage my toddler to go to the potty. I got her super excited to go to the potty and she couldn’t wait for mommy to do a potty dance with her and give her a sticker. Kids love to be rewarded for the things they do and of course you want to cheer your child on! Download my FREE potty training sticker chart to get started by clicking HERE.
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