Potty Training Tips: 15 Moms Share Their Secrets

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Potty Training can be tough! I’ve collected the best potty training tips from real moms who have been there! It’s a wild ride with a few inevitable setbacks, but keep your eye on the prize: no more diapers!

When to Start Potty Training

This depends so much on when the child is actually ready, along with other circumstances like travel. It will happen eventually. It’s important to stay positive and pay attention to the signals your child is giving you.

From Christine of The Choosy Mommy
Unfortunately I don’t have the answer as to when you should really start to potty train. But what I can tell you is to watch and learn from your child.” Read her full post When Should You Start Potty Training?

From Kimberly of Team Cartwright
I think there is a lot of pressure to train early. There is nothing wrong with that, but there are benefits to training a little later. And it’s okay if your child either isn’t ready to train or if life throws things at you making training the last thing you want to do.” Read her full post 6 Positives to Late Potty Training

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Stress Free Potty Training Tips

So You’re Ready To Potty Train

The First 3 Steps of Potty Training

5 Potty Training Tips For A Three Year Old

Four Steps to Night Time Potty Training

Potty Training Methods

There are lots of different potty training methods. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Think about your child’s age and personailty when choosing a method you think might work for your family!

How to Successfully Potty Train in Three Days

Potty Training a Stubborn Child

Tips for Potty Training a Special Needs Child

Potty Training Humor


10 Things I Learned while Potty Training my Toddler

Activities, Books and Videos for Potty Training

Potty Training Videos and Books for Toddlers

13 Ways to Keep Your Potty Training Toddler Busy

The Best Potty Training Tips for Boys

I remember the warning I got when potty training my son, but he was actually easy to train. He loved using a toddler urinal and trained before he was 2. Just expect a few more messes!

From Noel of funmammasa (mom of 5 boys)
The best time to potty train is summer so the boys can run around in shorts that are easy to pull up and down.

From Juli of Mostly Caffeinated
Start when they first show interest – with my boys, that time has been 18 months! Smooth sailing because they were really interested in learning new things at that age.

Potty Training Regression

I (luckily) don’t have much experience in this area, but it is a very common problem. Many kids have setbacks before they’re fully potty trained. Or, your potty trained child may start having accidents. Check out these Tips For Moving Past Potty Training Regressions from Alana of Parenting from the Heart.

Potty Training Tips

5 thoughts on “Potty Training Tips: 15 Moms Share Their Secrets”

  1. My baby is still 3 months but this is definitely a resource that I should keep handy because a friend of mine said “potty training was the most difficult for her” so, anything that will make the process easy for me when the time comes, I will take that.

  2. I’ve potty trained both my girls, but it took them till they were about 3.5! Now my son is 2.5 and I’m worried because I hear boys can be harder. I’m glad to hear you had it easy with yours!! I haven’t pushed it yet, just some sitting at bath time, but lately he’s not interested, so we shall wait.

  3. What I love most about this is that all of the tips are so different! I mean, it makes sense because every child is different, but I think so often we parents feel pressure to potty train by a certain time or potty train a certain way. My daughter was “ready” and “got it” and then had ONE accident and regressed. When she got over that “failure”, potty training the second time around was easy breezy, lemon squeezy. Every potty training journey is so different!

  4. This list would definitely come in handy! I’m looking forward to potty train my youngest son anytime soon and I shouldn’t go unprepared! lol Thanks for putting up this list together, so helpful! 🙂


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