Toilet Training

ACC provides intensive toilet training designed to teach children to be independent with using the bathroom, regardless of their setting. ACC teaches children to respond to their own natural sensation of needing to urinate, instead of responding to prompts or timers. 

A key point to remember is that there’s no single “right age” for when to start potty training — a process that requires your little one to develop a complex set of skills. You know your child best, and you might sense when the time is right. Learning how to use the potty might be easier, and go more quickly, when your child is at least 2, or even a little older.

In fact, instead of focusing on age, you might find it’s better to look out for the signs that your little one is getting ready to start potty training.

What Are Some Potty Training Readiness Signs?

Here are some signs that your child may be ready to start potty training:

  1. Your child shows an interest in learning to use the potty and wanting to be more independent. For example, he might show interest by asking questions if he sees a family member going to the bathroom.

  2. Your child can understand and verbalize words about using the potty. For example, he might say “my diaper is dirty” or “I need to go pee pee.” He might even tell you he needs to go potty even if his diaper is already dirty or wet.

  3. Your child can make the connection between having the urge to pee or poop and going to use the potty.

  4. Your child can follow simple instructions and likes to copy your behavior, including bathroom habits.

  5. Your child can keep his diaper dry for at least two hours.

  6. Your child can get on the potty, stay on the potty long enough to pee or poop, and get off the potty.

  7. Your child can pull down his own diapers, training pants, or underwear.