Your Potty Training Questions Answered: A Parent's Guide - My Carry Potty®

Your Potty Training Questions Answered: A Parent's Guide

Posted by Amanda Jenner

Each week, we are in touch with countless parents with their own concerns and questions surrounding what can be a daunting prospect of starting potty training. We thought it could be handy to compile a little guide of commonly asked questions, designed to answer your burning questions, from: the ideal age to start, differences in training boys versus girls, to handling twins and spotting readiness cues. With patience, positivity and the right information, you'll navigate this significant milestone successfully, ensuring a positive experience for you and your little one.


Julia asked: How do I start potty training from day 1?

To start potty training the right way from day 1, introduce your child to the My Carry Potty, which features appealing characters they can choose, fostering a sense of independence and engagement. Create a calm, clean, and consistent potty training environment to make them feel secure. Introduce rewards and acknowledge progress with a reward chart. Educate your little one with a potty training book or make up a fun song that will help them relax. Gradually transition from nappies to potty training pants, which bridge the gap between nappies and using the potty independently. This approach encourages a positive and empowering potty training journey right from the start. A full article is available here for starting your potty training journey with your best foot first.

Rebecca asked: What is the ideal age for potty training?

This is one of the most asked questions out there! Parents often wonder whether there is a 'right' age to start potty training. Typically, children show readiness between 18-24 months, but it's the signs of readiness, such as staying dry for longer periods and showing interest in bathroom habits, that truly signal the right time to begin.

Chloe asked: When should you potty train a girl? Is it different for boys?

The question of whether potty training differs between girls and boys is also common one. While girls may often start potty training a bit earlier, the approach remains focused on readiness and encouragement, regardless of gender. Look out for the readiness signs and begin in your own time :)

Katie's question: How do I potty train twins?

Potty training twins presents unique challenges and requires double the patience. Strategies for success include maintaining consistency, celebrating individual milestones, and providing each child with their own potty training gear, luckily for you, we have all the potty training gear you could need here.

Dean said: What are the signs my child is ready to potty train?

Dean's query about readiness signs is crucial. Indicators like expressing interest in the toilet, understanding potty-related words, and being physically able to climb onto the potty are all signs your child might be ready. If you'd like to learn more, we wrote an entire article on readiness signs here.

Zoe asked: What are some signs that my child isn't ready to potty train?

Zoe's concern about signs of non-readiness is equally important. A lack of interest in potty training, consistent accidents, and distress over using the potty suggest it might be wise to pause and try again later. As with most things, the time will come when it's right for the individual.

Potty training is a unique adventure for each family. By staying attuned to your child's cues and maintaining a positive, supportive environment, you'll navigate this journey successfully. Remember, every child's path to becoming potty-trained is different, and that's perfectly okay.

If you'd like to ask a question yourself, simply leave a comment below or get in touch with us via email or Instagram!
As always, we have all the potty training products you will ever need right here at My Carry Potty. Check out our portable and leakproof potty, My Carry Potty, our potty training pants, toilet training safety seat and step stool.

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