When to Start Potty Training
Wondering when to start potty training? Or the best age for potty training? There’s actually a “magic” age! Most experts say that the best age to start potty training is 22 months. Besides this “magic number” there are many other things you should consider when you start potty training. So let’s go over some of these important factors, to help you decide if your toddler is ready to start potty training.
What are some signs of potty training readiness?
- Your toddler can stay dry for a 2 hour stretch and occasionally wakes up dry.
- He can pull his pants down, or understand simple undressing.
- Has regular predictable bowel movements.
- Gives you a sign that he is peeing or popping either by facial expression or using a simple word.
- Understands simple directions.
- Can sit still for 2-5 minutes.
- Understands bathroom lingo such as “pee” or “poop”.
- Shows interest in learning and is curious about your bathroom habits.
What are some signs that your toddler is NOT ready to start potty training?
- Does not understand simply words such as pee or poop.
- Does not care if he pees or poops his diaper, or if it drips down his leg.
- Does not understand the concept of the potty, flushing, or anything related to the potty and shows no interest in mommy/daddy using the bathroom.
- Cannot pull pants/underwear down by himself.
So there you have it, some telltale signs that your toddler is ready to start potty training. As you can see there are many factors involved and it’s not always just about the age. The best thing to do is buy a potty, take off the diapers, and see what happens. You will know right away if your child is ready or not. And if you are having trouble potty training, like I did. I highly recommend the Start Potty Training Program, where you can get it done in just a few days. I potty trained my toddler in 3 days with this program. I had a step by step guide, and answers to all of my questions that came with potty training. Like what to do during outings, travel or at night time.How to handle my daughter fear of the potty, and her stubbornness. I tried potty training on my own for months because I knew she was ready to start potty training. Then I got this start potty training program, and we literally potty trained over the weekend. So if you are having trouble I highly recommend it. You can get it Try to overlook the cheesy video, I almost didn’t get the program because of it, but it turned out to be a life saver!