Early Toilet Training Successes:
- Toddler notices after he/she pees or poos
- Toddler is interested in the potty
- Toddler understands the purpose of the potty
- Toddler is willing to sit on the potty for a little bit
- Toddler can pull pants up and/or down
- Toddler is sometimes willing to sit on the potty until pee or poo comes out
Middle of Toilet Training Successes:
- Toddler notices he/she is peeing or pooping while he/she is peeing and pooping and not just afterwards.
- Toddler can make himself/herself pee or poop on the potty, rather than just sitting and waiting until something happens.
- Toddler successfully pees in the potty when taken regularly by an adult.
- Toddler successfully poops in the potty when taken by an adult.
End of Toilet Training Successes:
- Toddler notices he/she needs to pee or poop before peeing or pooping.
- Toddler prefers to be clean and dry, and does not like having accidents.
- Toddler will tell adult when he/she needs to go pee on the potty or will go unassisted.
- Toddler will tell adult when he/she needs to go poop on the potty or will go unassisted.
- Toddler will go to the restroom at a store, restaurant, or other public place.
- Toddler will remember to use the bathroom even when distracted by playing, watching TV, or a change in schedule.
Toilet training can be a long process, but seeing all the progress your toddler has made can help you keep a positive attitude as your toddler continues to master all the skills involved.