Is your child really ready for potty training?

Know your child! By watching your child, you will get an idea when he or she is beginning to show signs of readiness.

Lots of interest in the toilet, curiosity about other people's toilet habits, an interest in putting toilet paper in the bowl and repeated flushing can all be signs of readiness. Longer periods with dry diapers is another sign.

Your child may start telling you that they are peeing, or have just peed, in their diaper. This level of awareness may also indicate that your child is ready to move toward independent toileting.

Remember, however, that you may get lots of signs and your child may still not be prepared.

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