While potty training can be frustrating, once you and your child master it, your life will be a breeze. If your child is getting to the point where potty training may be in the near future, here are some key things to look out for.
Keep reading for key signs of potty training readiness so that you can be prepared for the next step.
1. Interest in the Potty
One of the key indicators that your child may be ready for potty training is if they are interested in the potty. If your child is interested in the potty, it will be much easier to get them engaged with learning how to go.
If your little one is asking questions about the potty, or interested when you are going, this is a great way to start a conversation with them about trying to go themselves.
On the other hand, if your child is not interested in the potty, picture books about the potty and helpful videos can help teach your child more, and get them more acquainted with the idea. You can also just start talking about it more with them daily, to get their minds more focused on it.
If a child brings up to you that they want to wear big kid undies or want to go on the big toilet, it’s time to start letting them.
2. Your Child Is Becoming More Aware
If your child is becoming more aware of when they go, this is a sign that they may be ready to start potty training. If your child is paying attention to when they go or when they are wet, this means they are close to being able to tell you when they need to go.
Similarly, if your child goes to another room, or hides behind something when they are going to the bathroom, this means they know before they are going and want some privacy. This is a clear indicator that potty training should begin soon.
3. Your Child Is Staying Dry
If you notice your child is staying dry for longer periods of time along with the above steps, potty training could be right around the corner. If they are staying dry longer, it shows they can control their bladders, a key in being able to potty train.
If your child can stay dry for two or more hours, it means their bladder capacity is increasing and it’s time to start training.
4. Make Sure They’ve Mastered These Movements
If you’re considering starting potty training with your child, you’ll want to make sure they can run and walk easily, and also undress and dress themselves. If your child isn’t there yet, hold off on the potty training to avoid accidents.
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Potty Training Readiness Tips
Keep these potty training readiness tips in mind to make sure that you and your child are both ready when the time comes to start going potty.
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