Using Our Potty Training Charts
A potty training chart can be a great way to reward
your child for his potty training efforts. In addition, working on a potty chart
with your child can provide an opportunity to spend some quality time together!
Just follow our potty chart tips below and you'll be on your way!
Pick Out A Chart
To start, print off one of our
potty training charts. Have your child help choose her
favorite chart. You can change charts on a weekly basis to make it more
fun for your child. If you have a certain type of chart in mind and
don't see it on our site, drop us a line and we'll be happy to make it
for you! Also, you can visit our page on
charts for more chart ideas.
Decide How You Will Mark Your Chart
Next, decide how you would like to mark your chart. Stickers work great
with toddlers. Coloring in a chart space with a marker or crayon is also
an option. If using our printable stickers, you can either print them
off on some sticker printer paper or they can be printed on regular
paper and glued or taped to the chart. You can also take a trip to the
store with your child to pick out special "potty chart stickers" or
"potty chart markers". Kids have loads of fun picking out chart
Using Your Chart
Now it's time to use your chart. The best procedure is to have your
child mark his chart when he urinates or has a bowel movement in his
potty. Even if he tinkles a tiny amount, reward him by allowing him to
mark his chart. For toddler age children, putting a sticker on a chart
spot or coloring a spot is usually enough reward. Remember that kids
this age need immediate rewards. Don't wait until later to have your
child mark his chart spot. He needs to mark it immediately after he uses
the potty. In addition, give him loads of positive feedback. Let him
know how proud you are and make it lots of fun. If your child sits on
the potty but does not go, remember to still give positive feedback and
remind him that he can mark his spot when he "makes pee or poo in the
If you feel like your child needs an additional incentive, you can give
her an extra treat at the end of the day if she has one of more chart
marks for the day. For example, she can earn a little reward coupon,
piece of candy, or sticker at the end of the day. Check out our
potty training reward coupons for some
Don't forget to have fun. Enjoy spending this precious time with your
child and remember that potty training takes time and patience!
a look at our Potty Training
Example Chart for additional help!
Find out more about potty training!
by Joanne McNulty,