How to potty train is one of those milestones that every parent does differently, and every one seems to have an opinion on! While techniques, tips and tricks may vary family to family, the signs that a child is ready to learn are consistent. It you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the potty training info out there (and maybe your mother-in-law…) start here!
First things first: Is your child more than 12 months old? If you answered YES, continue on! If not, we’ll see you back in a few! Even if you’re noticing any of the clues below, a child that young is not physically able to control their bowels and bladder.
Here are 3 key signs to look out for:
1. Your child dislikes being in a dirty diaper. You may see them pulling at it. Or they tell you they’re uncomfortable, or ask for a new diaper – they are on the right track!
2. They go into another room or hide to go potty. This tells you your child knows they have to go, which is critical for potty training – a positive step!
3. Your child is able to follow simple instructions. This is a crucial skill for potty training success. Like most skills, it can take some practice. One way to help get your child on track for potty time is playtime with the LEGO® DUPLO® Brick Box. Your little trainer will grow confident through independent play, as well as strengthen their listening and comprehension skills, knowing when it’s “time to clean up” is similar to knowing it’s “time to go potty” – success!
You’ve got this, moms and dads!