- Does your child urinate all at one time, or “dribble” in little bits at a time throughout the day?
- Can your child keep their pants dry for a few hours in a row?
- Does your child seem to know when they are about to go to the bathroom? Do they grab themselves, make a funny face, or gesture?
If your child does all three, then they have passed the bladder control tests. Even if they just pass test one and two, they could still be ready. Not all children give a visible sign they are about to go.
- Can your child walk from one room to another with ease and without help?
- Does your child have enough hand coordination to easily pick things up?
If your child answered yes to the above questions, then your child has enough physical development to be toilet trained.
- Ask your child to sit in a chair.
- Ask them to touch their nose, eyes, mother, and hair.
- Ask them to stand up
- Ask them to imitate you (imitate anything, you choose)
- Ask them to follow you to another room.
- Ask them to bring you an object
- Ask them to put the object with another object (such as their toy on the couch.)