Potty Training Basics

Potty training starts with knowing when it's time to begin the process. Here you'll find everything you need to know about potty training to help you toddler transition out of diapers and onto the toilet, including potties, books to read, rewards, and more.

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Q&A: Solutions to Your Child’s Biggest Potty Training Problems

You asked, we answered! These experts cover all things potty training, making your problems a thing of the past.

Q&A: Girls vs Boys Potty Training Tips

The goal is the same but getting there is a whole other story! Experts and the Parents staff weigh in on what the potty training process is really like with boys and girls.

Q&A: Know Your Child’s Level of Readiness for Potty Training

Are you unsure about how ready your kid is to use the potty? You’re not alone! These experts clear up the confusion, answering all your common questions and more.

The Best Potty Training Pants and How to Use Them

Cloth or disposable? Experts weigh in on the top potty training pants for boys and girls.

Everything You Need to Know About Potty Training Charts

Tracking and rewarding your toddler during potty training can make the process less frustrating for all involved. Here's how potty training charts can help.

More Potty Training Basics

When to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

How do you know if your child's ready to wean off of diapers? Find out the best potty training age, with expert-approved tips for transitioning to the toilet.

8 Potty Training Do's and Don'ts

As you get ready to potty train your child, keep these basic tips in mind to help you determine what you should and shouldn't do when introducing the toilet.

Hilarious Moms' Video Gives Us the Poop on...Poop

Bottom line: It happens. Moms gotta deal.