Look For Signs They're Ready
Trying to potty-train a child who isn't ready or has no interest just causes a lot of frustration. Instead, look for readiness signs (and get yourself ready, too). If your child is complaining about their wet or soiled diapers, is hiding to pee or poop, or is telling you they're about to go or have just gone, they're probably ready to try out the potty. Other signs include being interested in others' use of the potty (or trying to copy that behavior) and having a dry diaper for longer periods of time, especially when waking up from a nap.