Learn how to tell when it’s time to start your baby potty training journey with our top tips.
Here are our tips for a successful potty-training journey:
Have everything ready well in advance. Don’t be caught short.
Explain the process to your child so they understand what’s expected.
Listen to your child – if they start talking about using the toilet, hiding when they fill their nappy or pulling at a dirty nappy then it may be time to start potty training.
Get them into a routine of sitting on the potty or toilet at intervals during the day.
There are a few essentials that you will need when you start baby potty training these include:
A potty and/or a training step and seat for the toilet. You may want to invest in a travel option too so that your hard work isn’t pushed back by outings.
Training pads for the bed (these can also be used on the sofa during the day).
Consider items for when you’re out and about such as a travel training seat which can fold up inside your bag or a travel potty.
For more advice, read our article on how to start potty training a boy or girl at home.