If you're making the leap from nappies to the potty, then you might find a potty reward chart that keeps your little one motivated and on track useful.
Many potty training experts hail the use of a reward chart as the key to a successful transition away from nappies, so here's our very own potty training chart for you to use with your tot. Just click on the chart to save and print out.
It's easy to implement into your potty training routine - simply add a sticker to the chart each time your child uses the potty.
Benefits of using a potty training chart
There are four main benefits of using potty training charts both for you and for your little one:
The stickers could help your tot to get a bit more excited about the potty training process.
A visual reward system motivates the trainee.
It makes it easier for you to keep track of when your child last used the potty (therefore when they might be needing to go again).
It makes it more fun - who doesn't love an excuse to buy stickers!
Make your own potty training chart
Personalised name chart
This is an easy one to make yourself – you'll just need some pretty papers, some letter stencils, and a few sharpies. Your child will love having their name as the main feature! This design allows your little one to earn rewards quickly in the beginning and work harder as he/she moves along the path. If you don't fancy getting crafty, you can also download a ready to go PDF here.
The actions rewarded in most potty training charts are these:
Doing a poo
Doing a wee
Washing their hands
Sitting in their potty for a bit
Not having accidents at night
Pulling their pants up and down themselves
Whether you decide to DIY or buy a ready-made chart, you can pick and choose from lots of different designs, whether your little one is into princesses, fairies, spaceships or pirates.
Potty training expert, Amanda Jenner, answers your potty training questions
The best potty training reward charts
1. kids2learn Potty Training Reward
Make growing out of diapers and into proper underwear fun and exciting for your toddler. A different reward of your choosing can be given for each successful day whether it be a snack, toy or fun day out.
Review: "My daughter loves her sticker chart. We've gone from flat out refusal to use the potty/toilet to her asking to use the toilet. We are still yet to get her to do anything on it, but we are moving in the right direction."
2. kids2learn Personalised Fairy Potty Training Reward Chart
Sprinkle a little bit of magic on their toilet experience thanks to this reward product. This wipe clean and reusable chart includes 135 star stickers and can be personalised with your child's name. Review: "Perfect for my kids to learn to potty train they loved these and personalisation make it extra special (plus can save on stickers as you can restick)."
3. kids2learn Personalised Rainbow Potty Training Reward Chart
The perfect way to encourage your child to potty train. A bright and colourful A4 glossy chart with 125 star stickers to pop in the boxes. Each time your boy or girl completes a potty training task they can add a sticker to the chart. Once you've filled it up they can peel off and use a fresh set. This chart can also be personalised. Review: "Lovely bright colours. It is just a laminated A4 page but it's nice and clear. Stickers are good for little fingers to peel off and stick on if children want to put them on themselves."
4. Jungle Toilet Training Star Chart by Flair Essentials
This set has everything you need to make potty training a complete success. Ideal for both potty and toilet training, designed for both boys and girls. Stickers, medals and badge are included. Review: "Reusable sticker chart! Absolutely brilliant, we’ve just started training my two-year-old daughter and she loves this sticker chart; she’s started sitting on her potty just to get a sticker! I would highly recommend it as a rewards tool."
5. Peppa Pig Potty and Toilet Training Reward Chart
Designed to support parents with potty training and toilet training, it will encourage little successes along the way. With every one of your child's favourite characters, including George Pig, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and of course, the wonderful Peppa. This product is perfect for any mini fans of the popular cartoon show!
Review: "Made from a good sturdy, glossy card, complete with reusable stickers. Plenty of reward sections/options so kids stay engaged with the process. There are also plenty of stickers within the pack, making it impressive and value for money!"
6. The Gruffalo Reward Chart
Featuring the much-loved Gruffalo from the famous Julia Donaldson books, this wonderful chart and stickers include The Gruffalo and all the wonderful creatures he meets. The stickers also have all of his friends and a range of wonderful captions.
Review: "Brilliant! My little boy loves choosing a colourful sticker to put on the chart. The stickers are great quality foil stickers, and the chart is a pretty sturdy, kind of laminated surface. Pretty sure I’ll be able to remove the stickers and reuse the chart once it’s full."
7. Potty Training Reminder Watch with Colorful Fun Reward Chart and Stickers
The monkey watch talks to remind your child when it is time to go potty – his eyes flash green as he says "It's time to go potty. Let's go potty!" The colourful chart reinforces the feeling of accomplishment when your child uses the potty.
Review: "Love it...This has been a great help to my daughter who seems to forget to go toilet when she is playing. Has a catchy little tune and the eyes light up. I love the fact you can adjust the time between alarms."
8. Potty Training Reward Chart Outer Space
Encourage your child to grasp the idea of potty-training with this colourful and engaging potty training sticker chart. Includes everything you need to make potty training a complete success, with stickers, medals and final reward badge to appeal to children's curious nature, using an incremental reward system.
Review: "This along with a story book about potty training helped me potty train my very reluctant 3 year old in about 2 days by the 3rd day we had no accidents and my son felt incredibly proud of himself each time he put a sticker on the chart. The medals were especially encouraging for him and once he collected all four medals he was allowed to choose a new toy. It was a really lovely positive experience and it came with lots of helpful tips."
9. Potty Training Magnetic reward chart
This handy Potty Training Magnetic Reward Chart breaks down each goal, including asking to use the potty, sitting on the potty, doing a wee on the potty, doing a poo on the potty, wearing big pants and washing hands. There are 42 magnetic pieces to hold against each milestone.
The reverse of the chart is magnetic to easily display on fridges or alternatively, you'll also receive a string for hanging on walls.
Review: "Great product, magnets stick well and my little one is really thriving using it and gaining the praise and reward."
10. My Carry Potty Training Pack
As well as reward chart, this handy kit from My Carry Potty also includes George & Hollie & the Magic Potties story book, Amanda's Potty Training Programme, Magic Reward box, Potty Training Certificate and more.
Review: "This has been so useful to encourage my 2 year old son to use his potty. We bought the Carry Potty and this was recommended alongside it. The chart and stickers created some excitement and a lovely way to reward him whenever he used the potty! And he loves the book that goes with it. Definitely a good investment!"