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.

How to Potty Train in 3 Days

Follow seven easy steps to potty train your child in just one weekend!

Potty Training Boot Camp

Be done with diapers without making yourself or your kid crazy. We've got the potty training boot camp itinerary and the best potty training tips to get there. Plus, we'll show you how to handle the four most common potty-resistant personalities.

Can a 6-Month-Old Be Potty Trained?

Some moms say yes -- but experts are wary about infant potty training.

When to Start Potty Training

There are three signs of readiness to determine if your child is ready for toilet training.

Step-by-Step Guide to Potty Training

Your child's now a toddler, and it's time to wean him off diapers -- but how do you begin? These seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.

Your Funniest Potty Training Stories

Potty training can be a challenge, but with the help of prizes, siblings, and songs, it can be easier (and funnier).

Potty Training Girls vs. Boys

Find out the differences between potty training girls and boys.

Toilet Training Children With Down Syndrome

Learn when to spot the signs that a child with Down syndrome is ready for potty training.

Potty Problems: 4 Solutions to Your Preschooler's Toilet Troubles

Your child might be done with diapers, but the toilet training isn't over. Use our advice to solve your kid's bathroom blues.

Actress Busy Philipps: I Bribed My Potty-Training Daughter With Sugar

Busy Philipps tells us her potty training secrets and why she wants all parents to donate their extra diapers once their kids achieve bathroom success.

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.

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.

Potty Training for Day and Night

Daytime and nighttime toilet training doesn't happen at the same time, but try these tips to make it a success at any time.

Elimination Communication: How to Potty-Train Without Diapers

Kids in other parts of the world learn to use the toilet by age 2 or earlier, so why not here?

Potty Training Readiness: What You Should Know

Think potty training is all about your child? Think again. You need to be ready and on board as much as they do. We asked pediatricians and potty experts what you need to remember before potty training.

Solve Potty-Training Problems

Learn how to spot four potty-resistant personalities to avoid regression during toilet training.

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.

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.

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

Bottom line: It happens. Moms gotta deal.

How Do Potty Training Charts Work?

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.

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.

Elimination Communication: How to Potty-Train Without Diapers

Kids in other parts of the world learn to use the toilet by age 2 or earlier, so why not here?

10 Signs Your Child Is Ready to Start Potty Training

Dying to get him out of diapers, but not sure if he's ready? See how many of these sure-fire potty training-readiness signs your little one shows!

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.

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.

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.