Why use a Potty Training Chart?
When you run out of ideas or want somewhere to start a potty training chart is a great incentive!
Currently I am potty training our two year old and honestly I didn’t know where to start. I haven’t read any books, or followed any instagram pages because, just like most things, the trending techniques that families usually use typical don’t work with our household. I am not down playing the productivity that other options bring to the tables but that our home of two under two with a second shift spouse is just not an ideal situation for anything too “involved” if that makes sense. That is why a potty training chart may be the best for your child!
Not only is it so simple but potty training charts are EXTREMELY customizable! You can involve them with every step like helping create one! They can also help pick out the end goal once they achieve the desired potty goals for your family. This allows your little one to really feel in control with such a HUGE milestone!
How to use a Potty Training Chart?
I have some great news for you. It really is a pretty simple method! At least the way I prefer to approach it.
First off you will want to create your Potty Training Chart? If you want to get started now you can download my free printable chart.
Next you will want to determined how involved you want your child to be? Will you let them help you choice the rewards once they reach their goals? Will you let them color the page so that way they can feel that they are contributing in someway even if you choice their rewards for them.
Once you decided that when you can determine out each day or potty session will end! With my free printable chart you can use each circle to determine the success of a full day! Or use it to determine the success of each potty break. Either way its up to you!
After you have choose what route you want to go you can determine how to “check off” the circles. For our family we use stickers! Some other options could be them coloring in the circle, or you simple signing your initials! So many options! if you come up with something new feel free to leave a comment down below to help any other fellow parents enter the potty training world!
Now once you have reached the end of your sticker aw-la! They earn a reward! In our home we sit down with our daughter to see what she would like! Sometimes its an hour of paw patrol or new earrings! Again, the options are endless! Whatever works for you family is the best way to go!
Does a potty chart really work?
Now the question is does will there be success at the end?
Well no one knows your family better than you! Is your child a visual learner? If so this a perfect method being that progress is seen each time they achieve their desired goal.
Is your child a kinesthetic learner? As much as it doesn’t seem like it could work with this method if very well may! Allowing your child to put the stickers on that chart them selfs allows them to feel the progress on top of actually using the potty!
So use your judgement! If anything is is a great way to start entering the world of potty training!
How to customize your toddlers Potty Chart?
Still don’t know where to start? I created a FREE potty training chart just for you and your family to start!
This chart is extremely customizable and involved for your child. Like most children my daughter loves to color which gave me the idea of a “coloring page” potty training chart!
When creating this potty training chart I also left a space for you and your child to choose the the rewards once your desired goal is met! Again, such a simple way to allow your toddler to feel independence during such a big time!
Now I hope I was able to help! Your doing great! Wishing the best during this new journey! You got this!