Two key tips for successful potty training

Two key tips for successful potty training

In my experience, there are two things that can make potty training process much quicker and easier. 

First and most importantly, finding a straightforward and effective approach to potty training that's best for you and your child.

Second, using incentives that actually work.

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Six simple steps to effective potty training using the Calm Method

Six simple steps to effective potty training using the Calm Method

If there's one thing we've learned about potty training it's that there are no set rules! Children show signs of readiness at different ages and a method that yields great results with one child can be completely ineffective for another, even siblings. That being said, the methods we believe are most effective are used after children are 18 months old and showing signs of readiness (check out our Toddler Method - Potty Training page).

The potty training approach below is based on the method used by our very own contributor, Terri. It is a relaxed, straightforward, child-led approach to potty training that allows you to effectively train your child how to use the potty stress-free. This method is great because you can go about your day almost completely as usual because the potty is always close by to your child (which helps to prevent accidents). If you need or want to go out with your child during the potty training process, just put her diaper or training pants on, and go. 

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