It's difficult not to push your kid towards potty training when you're frustrated because your kid is still in diapers. Here are a few ways to know your kid is ready to be potty trained:
- Diaper is dry for longer periods of time than normal: Dry diapers are a great thing. This means your kid probably has better bladder control than before.
- Expresses interest in big kid undies: Is your kid trying to imitate you or big brother taking care of business at the toilet? Has your child expressed interest in getting out of diapers? This is great because your kiddo is starting the conversation to be potty trained. Potty training is a bit easier when your child is self-motivated to make progress.
- Dresses self. Is capable of taking off and putting pants/shorts: If your kid can dress himself/herself, this will make your life a lot easier. This level of independence will give you the peace of mind you need when your child goes to the bathroom alone without your assistance. If your kid does not yet dress independently, invest some of your time teaching your kid how to do it. It's worth the effort.
- Tells you when diaper is used (wet, dirty etc.): Does your little one let you know when his/her diaper has been used? This is a great sign because you can more readily clean up your kid.
Keep in mind that not all kids are the same so these tips are overall guidelines to be aware of.
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