Signs of readiness for toilet training - Jessica Prewitt
Signs of readiness: what is the child saying?
Behavioral signs: Can sit down quietly in one position for two to five minutes, can pull his pants up and down, dislikes the feeling of wearing a wet or dirty diaper, shows interest in others' bathroom habits, and isn't resistant to learning to use the toilet.
Cognitive: Understands the physical signals that mean he has to go and can tell you before it happens or even hold it until he has time to get to the potty, and the child tells you they have to go.
Why potty train?
Muscle control is important because they have to be able to control their bowel and bladder muscles to hold and release waste and be able to use motor skills like remove clothing, climb, walk, and talk.
Self dressing is important in potty training because the child has to be able to pull there pants up and down and gives the toddler responsibility.
The child has to have positive reinforcement and always use positive and encouraging words to describe anything associated with toilets, bowel functions and the toilet training process. Make the process exciting to make the toddler want to start using the toilet.