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 or print out the PDF.
You can also see below we've suggested a pick of some of other the best potty training charts out there.
It's a really simple thing 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 benefits of using potty training charts both for you and for your little one:
The stickers could well help your tot 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.
Get creative with your tot
Get your toddler using the potty in no time, by getting them involved in making their own potty training chart. Look how pleased Penny is with her reward!
Train to gain
What a clever take on a training chart! This design uses popsicle sticks (you could also use straws or pipecleaners) for the track, then has a fun train that marks the start of the chart. You could then use stickers in the track gaps, or stick the chart on the fridge and add a magnet to the back of the train and move it along as your child progresses.
Some children don't respond to the whole idea of slowly earning big rewards – if that sounds familiar then this idea might work better for you. The jar filled with little treats means you can give a little reward when your tot uses the potty, or perhaps if they go all day without having an accident.
The great thing about making a potty training chart yourself is that you know what your tot likes so you can make the theme something they love – this little boy loved rockets so his mum went for a space theme. The addition of numbers along the chart makes it educational too.
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 and fairies or spaceships and pirates.
Potty training expert Amanda Jenner answers your potty training questions
This kit includes everything you need to make potty training a complete success. With 4 weeks’ worth of kit your child will be working hard to earn rewards, wear the crown when using the toilet and successfully complete their training.
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.
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 a fresh set used. This chart can also be personalised.
Unlike potty training materials made of paper, the chart, training cards, and certification included in this kit are made of soft, waterproof plastic, which protects from water damage. Features 168 colorful motivational stickers, 36 "I Did It!" stickers for when they do an extra good job, plus a diploma certificate as the ultimate reward!
Designed to help parents with potty training and toilet training, helping to 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 Reward Chart is perfect for any fan of the popular cartoon!
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.
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 colorful chart reinforces the feeling of accomplishment when your child uses the potty.
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