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Signs of Readiness

5 Signs your child is ready to Potty Train


  1. YOUR TODDLER DISLIKES THE FEELING OF WEARING A WET OR DIRTY DIAPER
    Is your child also using the words wee or poo, and pulling on their diapers insisting to be changed? When they start doing this, then their language and cognitive skills are developed enough to recognise what they are doing. 
  2. YOUR TODDLER UNDERSTANDS THE CONCEPT OF DOING A WEE OR A POO
    Toddlers will start to become aware that they are filling their diaper. They usually stop what they’re doing for a minute and go somewhere else. You may even find them hiding behind the sofa or informing you they are doing a wee or a poo. If they can communicate this to you, then this is a good sign of readiness.
  3. YOUR TODDLER CAN PULL THEIR TROUSERS UP OR DOWN
    Potty training calls for simple clothing. Use elasticated waists (gym pants) to help your toddler getting undressed. Nothing is more frustrating than knowing they have to pee, making the move to the potty only to be tied up with mangled attempts to get the pants down. This may be the perfect timing to get those nappies off and get those big girl or boy pants on!
  4. YOUR TODDLER IS SHOWING INTEREST IN YOUR POTTY BEHAVIOR
    Your child may tell you that he wants to go potty “like Daddy does”. Modeling after mom and dad comes naturally. Playing dress up or pretending to go potty just like the adults can be fun—use that to your advantage.
  5. YOUR TODDLER CAN STAY DRY FOR LONGER PERIODS
    Finally, you may be finding your child is not needing as many nappy changes throughout the day or they may even be completely dry overnight. This is because their muscles are developing to be much stronger. If you change a diaper that is dry, suggest your little one to sit on the potty.