Are you at that age when it’s time for your toddler to start potty training? For parents, it is going to be a long road ahead, and for those toddlers who are getting potty trained, they are going to fight you at every step. There are several parents out there who find that training a child to use the toilet was no big deal. However, for everyone parent who has instant success, there are a dozen more than wonder if their child will ever get out of diapers!

One of the best methods for getting kids to use the potty and to keep going here is using incentives! If your toddler knows they are going to be rewarded for this, they are more likely to keep with it. With this being said, we have a few incentives that parents have used and found success with!

  1. A potty ticket! What is this? This is a little card that can be punched 6 times. After the sixth time, the child gets a price.
  2. Have a goody bag that they can opt to find a treat in each time they are successful with their potty training. This treat can be a small toy from a vending machine or a small lollipop.
  3. It’s Lollipop time! Each time your child is successful and makes it to the potty on time, give them a small lollipop. Just remember to give them water so this extra sugar does not affect their teeth.
  4. Have a jar that the child gets to place a ball into each time that they are successful with their potty training. When they have an accident, take one ball out. This incentive is to get the jar full to the point that they get a prize. And it also teaches kids about consequences.

This is going to be a tough time for both you and your child. However, don’t give up! You should watch your child for signs that it could be time to potty train. Is there a right age for potty training? Most kids are able to do this starting at 22 or 24 months of age. It really depends on the child and if they are ready. Starting too early is only going to increase accidents, so wait for the proper time!