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9 Signs Your Kid Ready to Be Potty Trained

If you're thinking about for your child, you might be wondering if they're ready. Here are 8 signs that can help you tell if your child is ready to start using the potty:
Your child 18 months or older.
If your child is 18 months or older, they may be ready to start potty training.
Your child's bowel movements are predictable
One of the signs that your child is ready to be potty trained is that their bowel movements are predictable. If your child has regular bowel movements at around the same time each day, this is a good sign that they are ready to start potty training.
Your child is staying dry for longer periods of time.
If your child is staying dry for longer periods of time, it may be a sign that they are ready to be potty trained. This means that they are able to control their bladder for longer periods of time and are less likely to have accidents.
Some children also start to show a dislike for diapers around the time when they are ready to be potty trained. If your child seems uncomfortable in their diaper or starts taking them off, it may be a sign that they are ready to start using the toilet.
Your child is able to follow simple instructions.
One sign that your child is ready to be potty trained is that they are able to follow simple instructions. If your child can understand and follow basic commands, such as "sit down" or "stand up," then they are likely ready to start learning how to use the potty.
Your child is aware of when they need to go to the bathroom.
If your child is aware of when they need to go to the bathroom, it's a good sign that they are ready to be potty trained. They should be able to tell you when they have to go, and they should be able to hold it for at least a few minutes.
Your child despises dirty diapers
If your child despises dirty diapers, it may be a sign that they are ready to be potty trained. This is because they are beginning to understand that dirty diapers are unpleasant and they would prefer to be clean.
Your child is able to perform simple undressing.
One sign that your child may be ready to be potty trained is if they are able to perform simple undressing. This includes being able to take off their clothes without assistance. If your child can do this, it means they have the motor skills necessary to use the toilet on their own.
Your child understands bathroom lingo
If your child is able to understand and use basic bathroom vocabulary, they may be ready to start potty training.
Words like “pee”, “poo”, and “toilet” should be part of their everyday vocabulary. If they are able to understand and use these words, it shows that they are beginning to understand the concept of going to the bathroom.
Your child shows interest in the potty or toilet
If your child begins to show interest in the potty or toilet, it may be a sign that they are ready to start using it. They may want to watch you use the bathroom, or they may ask questions about what you are doing.
This is a good sign that they are beginning to understand the concept of using the potty and are interested in trying it themselves.

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