When Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Have you questioned whether your child is ready to be potty trained? It's a question that every parent or guardian comes to with a toddler.

Your child may start to show signs of being ready for potty training as early as 18 months. The golden age for potty training seems to be between two to two and a half years old. At this age they are willing to be potty trained, can communicate that they need to go to the bathroom, and have the motor skills to pull their underwear up and down.

If you wait until the child is three years old or older, then he may be rebellious to the training. Every child is different, and you are the best judge for when your child is ready. I have found that potty training after the child turns two works best for this method. He responds to praise when he does well and is willing to learn something new.

Signs your child is ready to potty train include:
Asking to sit on the potty.
Telling you when she has a wet or dirty diaper.
Wakes up dry from naps or bedtime.
Starting to talk.
Has the ability to understand commands.

Your child can show one or all of these signs before starting to potty train. For example, my first son could understand commands and follow instructions very well. My second son could follow instructions and even asked to sit on the toilet when he saw his big brother go potty.

Please note that if your child has a disability, then you may need to wait until the child is older to start potty training. Speak with your pediatrician to discuss when potty training is right for your child.

If you need further information on potty training, check out my eBook! Potty Training With Less Mess and Less Stress will set your child on the path to potty success. If you would like a one on one potty training session, please email me. You can do this!

Best of Luck,


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