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How to Toilet Train Your Toddler ?

Sumitra Gopal
1 to 3 years

Created by Sumitra Gopal
Updated on Jul 26, 2017

How to Toilet Train Your Toddler

If you are like most parents, we are sure you can't wait for your tiny tot to start using the loo - and do away with the diaper routine. But every milestone needs an effort from you and your child. And toilet training is definitely not the easiest! Most parents struggle with it. So that's why we got our Proparent blogger, Sumitra Gopal, to share her 5 tried-tested ideas that helped her make a smooth transition as outlines here...

 

•  How to identify your child's need to go to the toilet - each child has his/her own signal!

•  How to deal with a false alarm and failed attempts (must-know!)

•  How to encourage your child to use the loo (know the right things to say and do)

 

Toilet Trainning Ideas/Tips for Your Child

I could hardly wait for my children to stop using the diapers. The task of toilet training seemed daunting to begin with, however with a little courage and by focusing on the ultimate reward - I gave it a start. Read on to find out how your child too can be diaper free easily. Here’s how I got my little one toilet trained, and I hope these pointers help you:

1. Identify the signs - Children usually make a particular facial expression, give out a muffled cry, or stop walking to push the poo into their diaper. Each child to his/her own! A bit of observation will tell you what your child’s signs are. Once you know what your cue is, rush them to the toilet seat!

2. True or False - Sometimes it could be a false alarm.Children like to take you on an errand to the loo just because they like the attention they get from mommy! A couple of empty trips will train you.

3. Be persistent and set examples-Success comes with failure. Accidents are an integral part of potty training, so don't lose hope if you have subsequent failed attempts.

Our little ones learn from us. So, I also taught my children that to become grown up like mummy and daddy they had to learn a few things- like going for potty in the toilet just like us!

4. Reward and recognition - Children like praises and rewards (in my case the reward was a hug, a kiss, a chance to sleep with me at night). Consequently, I also showed my disapproval towardsmy children when they had willing “accidents” repeatedly, just to get my attention.

5. Prevention is better than cureTo help make it a habit, take your child to the toilet at regular intervals.I made it a point to take the children to the toilet every 30 mins at first and then every 1 hour. If we were stepping out, I took them to the toilet just before we got out of the house.

I hope these simple steps can help you toilet train your toddler and be diaper free!

Did you find Sumitra’s tips on toilet training toddlers useful? How did/do you potty train your little one? Do leave your comments…. We love hearing from you!

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| Feb 03, 2018

M'am still my question is in answered as I m asking about potty training n not toilet training

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| Feb 03, 2018

M'am still my question is in answered as I m asking about potty training n not toilet training

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| Feb 03, 2018

M'am still my question is in answered as I m asking about potty training n not toilet training

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| Feb 03, 2018

M'am still my question is in answered as I m asking about potty training n not toilet training

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| Feb 03, 2018

M'am still my question is in answered as I m asking about potty training

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| Jan 20, 2018

madam... my question is not replied... I asked about the urination during night sleep... when they are awake... my kid is well in doing potty/pass in toilet only. only issue is while sleeping how we should teach them to wake up n do passing in toilet???

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| Jan 20, 2018

madam... my question is not replied... I asked about the urination during night sleep... when they are awake... my kid is well in doing potty/pass in toilet only. only issue is while sleeping how we should teach them to wake up n do passing in toilet???

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| Jan 20, 2018

madam... my question is not replied... I asked about the urination during night sleep... when they are awake... my kid is well in doing potty/pass in toilet only. only issue is while sleeping how we should teach them to wake up n do passing in toilet???

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| Dec 14, 2017

Thanku for ur suggestion for stopping Diapers.. But during night time wat should I do? If I wake up my child for toilet he won't sleep immediately after 1 hour he will sleep..

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| Oct 31, 2017

My kid is 2yrs old... is it the correct age to start toilet training? 'coz many are pulling me back that's it's too early to start potty training..... pl suggest ...thnq in advance...

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| Oct 31, 2017

know

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| Oct 31, 2017

Purvi Shah keep the bottles out of ua baby sight... apply some neem oil to the nipple... these are the things which I did to my baby... if he wakes up in the night make him to drink some water... within a week he vl frgt abt bottle... hope it helps..

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| Oct 31, 2017

Hello.. I m working woman. and my child is 2 years old. Still he ia using bottle to drink. I want to leave his thia habit. He wants bottle, while he is going to sleep. whole day he doesn't want. can you help me for leaving bottle?

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| Oct 12, 2017

nice

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| Sep 17, 2017

thank you very much

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| Sep 17, 2017

thank you very much

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| Sep 13, 2017

My Son is 8 months old and I bought me and moms pot stand which is easily adjusted on toilet seat. I just pay attention to his expression and he is comfortable going to toilet every time he has to poo. I would say the early we start the better

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| Sep 11, 2017

thanks

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| Sep 03, 2017

My son has just completed 20 months will start potty training.. I will definately try this tips

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| Sep 03, 2017

i like it here the parent should have the patience

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| Sep 03, 2017

2nd yr completed in this june

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| Sep 03, 2017

wat is the age when normaly kids starts telling potty

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| Sep 03, 2017

but night times....

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| Sep 03, 2017

me b

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| Sep 03, 2017

Nice.. I also trained my baby girl when she was 1yr 6 months.. again n again took her washroom now she is 2 yr old and every time she says for Susu.. even when she is wearing diaper when we r out ...

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| Aug 29, 2017

tysm for making such helpfull blog.. it will definately help me

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| Aug 18, 2017

my son is 2 yrs old. he always say me abt potty but not for toilet if i forcebly carry him , he goes but shouts much and even does in the room itself sometimes.

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| Aug 16, 2017

thankyou

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| Aug 05, 2017

very start is good I never gave up I tried and tried . know My baby girl is 2 years 5 months old. know she tells every time .before going to toilet.

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| Aug 03, 2017

nice idea bt my son always give expression to take him to bathroom , so tat he can play with water

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| Aug 03, 2017

Thanks, it helped a lot

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| Aug 03, 2017

yes my baby also starts running when she had motion and her expression makes me identifie the signals .

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| Aug 03, 2017

very helpful blog! I'm working upon my skill of staying alert. .n differentiate between false n true alarm. my son finds it quiet amusing to fool me with his expressions since he gets to see his mumma literally running n an icing on the cake he gets to have a hand on the tap to play with water.

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| Jul 30, 2017

Thnx Dora ferns teach them they will learn very quickly

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| Jul 30, 2017

Ankita Gupta great that ur son got potty trained quite early. my son doesn't want to sit in d potty or go to the toilet. he's going to b 2 yrs soon.

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| Jul 30, 2017

when my son was born he wore diapers only for a month and I made it a habit of taking him to the toilet time to time even at nyt and really he was just 1 year old when he used to tell about toilet

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| Jul 29, 2017

dese tips didn't work with my son

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| Jul 28, 2017

i did all but dint work

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| Jul 28, 2017

Neha.. I think it's better to go to ur kids paediatrician ..let him check eye just to be on safe side & he will suggest a good cream to remove black scar near eye.

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| Jul 28, 2017

my daughter got hurt from the almirah. she has got a black mark near the eye. what can we do to remove it?

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| Jul 28, 2017

Sumitra Gopal - hey dear, many concerned parents have asked imp questions.... they're waiting for answers. Ideally who is supposed to reply?. The one who write d blog or any other fellow parent?

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| Jul 28, 2017

koi question k answer kyu nai deta??? kisi ko koi problem ho to hi que krta hai na ans to dena hi chahiye.

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| Jul 28, 2017

Above post is too helpful. As per my experience we have to take them wash room at some intervals like after every one hour that make the habit in kids .My daughter is 1. 9 now. Firstly I started from 1 year as I didn't used diapers in day time unless we are not outside. After that I didn't use to put at night and now not even outside. yeah sometimes she didn't told me but as the above post told experiences also failed... but trying and trying...

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| Jul 28, 2017

I m also facing same issue with my daughter. She is 2 year old now. Plz suggest me.

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| Jul 28, 2017

My son 2. 5yrs old tells me when ever he wants to go for potty but when it comes to pee he don't tell. Although I take him to loo every 1 hour but in school he don't tell anyone if he want to use toilet that result in wet clothes. How can I make him learn to start telling even when he wants to pee. Please help

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| Jul 28, 2017

very helpful

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| Jul 28, 2017

What age we should start potty training, my baby is 1. 8 now. Very rarely she is telling but most of the time she is doing.... like that only. Day time at home I am not using diaper that is why it's very difficult for me.... Please suggest me....

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| Jul 28, 2017

at the age of 1 year we can gv potty training to our baby.

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| Jul 27, 2017

what age we should start potty training , plz tell me.

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| Jul 27, 2017

My son 2yrs 10 mths old is always reluctant to sit for doing potty on potty seat, whether Indian or western style. For getting washed afterwards, he sits on Indian type seat,even if we make him sit there for long on pretext of washing. But for doing potty , he needs diaper or underwear, and is stubborn enough to do potty on toilet seat. Me and other family members have tried a lot. Last month, our insistence resulted in what?? He held his pressure and Din't get fresh for 3 days. On 4th day, he passed hard stools. Afterwards I didn't force him that much. Plz suggest me what to do??

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| Jul 27, 2017

my son is 2. 7 yrs .but he doesn't want to sit on d potty seat n pee. he knows he wants to pee n tells me too but not ready to sit n pee .he pees standing n in his underwear. if I take him to d toilet he starts crying. pls help me.

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| Jul 27, 2017

meri beti 2 years ki h vo abi tk muje potty ke liye ni batati h plz muje bhi batao me kya karo

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hello, my son is 4. 5yrs but for potty he do not want to sit on the pot..... if I make him sit on the pot he is not able to do potty..... rather wants to do in dyper while standing... plz suggest how to make him understand.... Thanku

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| Jul 27, 2017

Nice useful tips..... At what age did you start potty training, my son is 1 year old, is it too early to start?

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| Jul 27, 2017

M too facing same issue she is not willing to sit on toilet seat for potty. pls suggest for d same

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| Jul 27, 2017

I am facing same issues with my daughter. She just doesn't want to sit on the potty seat. please suggest how do I train her.

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| Jul 27, 2017

what is the appropriate age for toilet training... and how do I begin with it at night?

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| Jul 27, 2017

thanks sumitra

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| Jul 26, 2017

what is the appropriate age to start toilet training?

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| Jul 26, 2017

In spite of doing all this stuff every day I m not getting success to train her... Whenever she has a nature call she tries to stop it by hiding herself behind the door n under the table... It becomes very difficult for me to make her understand ....

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| Jul 26, 2017

what should b d age od baby to start potty training.. ?

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| Jul 26, 2017

My baby will just not do her pee & poop in toilet. It's getting very difficult for me. She doesn't like to use the toilet at all.

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| Jul 26, 2017

in which age to teach my baby is 11moth

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| Jul 26, 2017

Thanks for your help Sumitra

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| Jul 26, 2017

My kid is crying to sit on toilet. So. Many times I tried. He is 2. 6years. But I ll try

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| Jul 26, 2017

Thanks for sharing

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| Jul 26, 2017

Thanks for sharing...

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