Potty training

When to start

The age is not always the key point in the potty training but the readiness is the key.
Your child is ready if he or she stays dry for two hours or more, tells you she or he needs to go to the toilet or asks you to clean him or her
You are ready if you know when your child needs to go to the toilet.
Remember your child will learn anyways so if you think you are mentally not ready just let the nature and the time work

Before you start:

  • Let your child pick out the potty
  • Buy a training seat which fits on the top of the potty
  • Buy suitable underwear, pull-ups are better because you may have a limited time to take your child to potty or toilet when he or she feels it.
  • Introduce your child to the toilet. Let him or her see how it looks. Let them feel it, stay with them for a while until they become familiar with the place

Starting potty training

Training makes things easier in everything; potty training is one of them

  • Choose the right time for you when you have nothing to do, this will give you more time and make you less stressed
  • Explain to your child what you’re going to be doing
  • Take your child at regular time to the toilet even if he or she doesn’t urinate or have a bowel movement
  • Stay calm if any accident happens, if you can pretend that it didn’t happen would be better. just go on
  • Encourage, support and praise.


  • Continue on what you are doing, keep going
  • With the time let your child remember, try to not remind him or her unless an accident happens again just take him or her to the toilet as if nothing has happened.
  • Avoid going back to diapers.
  • This might take few months, it is not a matter of days so be patient.
  • Continue regardless the outcome, be persistent
  • Think about the night time too because the daytime will be mastered first
  • Remember girls will learn faster usually at three years old, boys will take three to four months longer.
  • With some kids it just takes longer.
  • Make sure you don’t force your child to sit on the potty, or to have a bowel movement, it is definitely not on need
  • Praise and reward with each success
  • If you child refuses to go make sure he or she is not constipated.
  • Avoid training if you are under stress
  • Don’t punish

Now it is your time to start, good luck