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7 Signs Your Child Is Ready to Potty Train

Potty training is not always an easy or quick process.  There are several skills that need to be taught and practiced.  Parents need to 

Potty Training

keep in mind that every child is different and there is no magic age that a child is ready to start learning to use the potty.  Even though there is not a magic age, there are definitely signs that you child is ready. 

 

7 Signs Your Child Is Ready For The Potty:

 

  1. A Desire to Use the Potty-Your child will start to show an interest in being potty trained.  He or she will start to stay clean and dry for longer periods of time and will be excited and happy about it.  Your child will also want to wear big kid underpants instead of diapers or pull-ups.  Interested potty learners are often curious about what you are doing when you are going to the bathroom.  He or she may start to ask questions about bathroom time.
  2. The Ability to Follow Simple InstructionsYour potty learner should be able to follow and complete simple instructions.  This is because there are several steps that need to be completed when going to the bathroom (i.e. turn on the light, close the door, pull down your pants and underwear, sit on the potty, wipe your bottom, flush the toilet, wash your hands…) 
  3. The Ability to Engage in an Activity-It is important that your child can sit and engage in an activity for more than a few minutes.  If your child becomes distracted easily or is quick to get frustrated or agitated, it will Read more