4 Tips For Potty Training Your Child: It’s simple: you need timing and patience! To successfully potty-train your child, you need emotional and physical readiness.These has have nothing to do with your child’s age. Many children begin to show an increased interest in potty training around the age of 2, but others may not be ready until they are 3 years old (or even older).
Is your child ready for potty training? To find out whether your child is ready for potty training, see if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions. (If you mostly say ‘no’, then wait a month or two before starting the training.)
Is your child:
- Able to sit on and rise from their potty chair?
- Able to pull down their own pants and pull them back up again?
- Able to stay dry for periods of up to two hours or longer throughout the day?
- Able to tell you through words, posture, or facial expressions when they need to go?
- Able to follow and understand basic instructions and directions?
- Interested in their potty chair or the toilet.