Spot the physical signs of readiness:
• Is your child around the age of 2?
• Can they climb the stairs to the bathroom, take their trousers down?
• If your child is ill it is a good idea to delay potty training until they are better and able to focus on the task
Communication • Can they follow simple instructions e.g. can you wash your hands? • Can they make simple requests? (Ask for a drink) • Do they show signs that they know they are doing a wee or a poo in their nappy? (Look out for the potty dance)
Environment A stable environment makes it easier for you and your child to focus on the task. Look out for events that would make potty training more difficult… • Starting school or nursery. • Moving house. • Baby expected, or arrived. • Divorce or separation