Wouldn’t it be nice if every child came with their own manual that gave instructions on when to potty train them.
We may not have a manual, but there are definite signs to look for. And if you pay attention to them you will know when your toddler is both physically and emotionally ready to be potty trained.
The number one key is to follow your child instead of leading your child when it comes to successful potty training. It is a smoother process with less accidents and an overall healthier approach to using the potty.
So what are the signs?
Physical signs to look for include…
Toddler can stay dry for two or more hours at a time in the day, predictable bowel movements, If they can sit on their potty without help and make it in time, along with being able to pull their own pants on and off (which is why we now use Pampers Easy Ups.
Emotional signs are just as important.
When your toddler tells you they went to use the bathroom. When they start trying to take off their own diaper because they really dislike the feeling of having a wet or messy diaper. When they start showing an interest in using the potty.
Briton has shown both emotional and physical signs of being ready, now the question is, am I?