Need a laugh, or some encouragement? These potty training quotes are great for helping you get through challenging times and can cheer you on in your potty training struggles.
As a mom of 3, I know potty training struggles really well. Two of my children are potty trained and I’m going for round 3 in a few short months. I remember the potty training struggles so well, and while they are not so funny in the moment, they do give me quite the chuckle when I think back to those days.
Toddlers are amazing little humans who are learning about themselves and what they can really do, and that can be such a challenge for adults which is why toddler power struggles and tantrums happen so often. But you don’t have to have those traumatic events happen when you’re potty training. Potty training can be a super positive experience and a fun one too!
Remember not to rush into the potty training too early! Some children are not fully potty trained until age 5 or 6, and that’s ok! It’s tough to relearn a whole new skill, especially while you’re mastering so many other skills at the same time, so if your child is taking a while to learn have patience and faith that eventually, the training will end.
That’s enough potty talk, onto the awesome and super funny potty training quotes!
Whether you take months and months to potty train, or use the famous 3-day method, you’ll enjoy these encouraging and sometimes hilarious potty training quotes from various potty training experts around the globe.
To help you with potty training, I have some of my tried and true potty training tips that are from experience!
Make sure the potty is easily accessible at every level of the home. If you need to place the potty in the living room, then so be it. Perhaps stay away from carpeted bedrooms though.
Make sure the child is ready to be potty trained! Out of my 2 potty-trained boys, one was ready by 18 months and the other wasn’t ready until age 3. Both are fully potty trained now at ages 5 and 7, and that timeline didn’t make any difference in the training process.
Let the child choose their big kid undies. Whichever superhero they like the best, or whatever their favorite pattern they see on Amazon, let them choose their underwear.
Use a sticker chart or a little treat like smarties to reward the child every time they try to use the potty, even if nothing comes out.
Be positive and encouraging.
Let your baby sit down with a book on the potty which can help the child feel more relaxed and more likely to go pee or poo.
Allow your child to watch you go to the bathroom! Children do model our behavior after all.
Relax and don’t panic if the 3-day potty training methods aren’t quite working out for you. It will happen in its own time.
The potty training journey is not an easy one, but it is one that all parents go through unless they chose the elimination communication from birth. I am so proud of parents who choose to go this route! I only wish I was so brave, but ideally, that would be the better way to “potty train” a child. Unfortunately, it’s just not that convenient and diapers really save the day.