How will I know my toddler is ready to be potty trained?

  • You’re changing fewer diapers. Until they're around 20 months old, toddlers still pee frequently, but once they can stay dry for an hour or two, it’s a sign that they’re developing bladder control and are becoming physically ready for potty training.
  • Bowel movements become more regular. This makes it easier to pull out the potty in a pinch when it’s time.
  • Your little one is more vocal about going to the bathroom. When your child starts to broadcast peeing and pooping by verbalizing or showing you through his facial expressions, potty training is on the horizon.
  • Your child notices (and doesn't like) dirty diapers. Your little one may suddenly decide she doesn't want to hang out in her dirty diapers because they're gross. Yay! Your child is turning her nose up at stinky diapers just like you do and is ready to use the potty instead.