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Potty training?

What are some of the readiness cues?

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Asked by rhianna1708 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • google it ...toilet training readiness and you'll see lots of info

    Answer by elizabr at 7:55 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I think when they are able to say they went or ask to be changed, they are ready. I'm slowly beginning the transition with my son, but I'm just gradually starting out not getting serious until he's a little older. He turns two tomorrow. =]

    Answer by jspenny2705 at 9:14 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • When they can verbalize that they need to go to the bathroom or can tell you they have gone to the bathroom. When they are consistent in when they poop. When they can pull their own pants up and down. When you are wondering about readiness, it is usually a good time to start introducing the potty, but not in a "you use this" kind of way. Just putting the kid potty out, letting them go with you and your DH to the bathroom while you explain what you're doing, reading books about using the potty, talking about the potty. This way, when you decide it is time to go for it, they've been introduced to the potty and it isn't frightening or brand new to them. You can also set them on the potty while you're running their bath, just to give them a feel for it before you actually expect them to use it.

    Answer by fancyjane at 11:40 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Great tips and cues to pick up on concerning toilet training at, Good luck!

    Answer by toddler101 at 1:54 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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