Get Ready

Readiness

OUR EXPERTS TELL US that you should not begin potty training until your child is displaying signs of readiness. So your first task is an easy one that you’re probably already doing, almost all the time: WATCH YOUR CHILD.

If your child shows interest when YOU go to the potty—wanting to watch what you do or asking questions about what happens when you use the bathroom—THAT IS A SIGN HE IS READY. There are lots of signs, and your child does not need to display them ALL to be ready. Check out our full article on signs.

ALL ABOUT SIGNS
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No Signs?

Not yet seeing signs? No problem. Feel free to wait it out. But if you’re in a hurry or an over-achiever, we have some things to help kickstart their curiosity.
Build Curiosity
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Choose an Approach

OKAY, YOU SEE THE SIGNS. What now? Remember those three different approaches? It’s time to learn a bit more about them, and choose one that fits your family. Most pediatricians today recommend the Slow & Steady but there are sometimes good reasons to go another route. See our comparison of the methods.

METHOD COMPARISON
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Slow & Steady Method
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3-Day Method
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Deadline METHOD
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Everything a Good Potty Godmother Knows

No matter your method, there are a few factors you need to take into account. Spend a few minutes with each of these to cover your behind.

REWARDS

To use or not to use… and why it matters. And what to know about rewards.
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PARENTING PARADIGMS

Know what's really important amid this whole kerfluffle
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CONSIDERATIONS

Sometimes there are so many unknowns you don't even know about.
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NIGHT TIME

What to do when the lights go out.
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Set the Stage

USE THESE CHECKLISTS to make sure you’ve thought of everything before any diapers disappear.

PREPARE YOUR HOUSE
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PREPARE YOUR Child
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PREPARE YOUR Self
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