Free printable potty training charts
If you are looking for a potty chart to motivate your child during the potty training process then you have come to the right place! We offer a large selection of free potty charts. No registration required to download!
Some of the charts can be customized. You can then use your own text and the terminology that you prefer. If your child uses the toilet and not a potty then just change the text accordingly. You can also add your child’s name in order to personalize your potty training reward chart.
Potty Chart with a Specific Theme
These charts have different milestones that need to be reached in order to be potty trained. Mark each milestone as the child reaches it. Even if the child does not go on the potty you can praise her for making partial progress.
How does a potty chart work?
Potty charts basically remind you to praise your child’s effort during potty training and recognize small achievements along the way. Our printable potty charts list the milestones that need to be reached until your child can be potty trained. These milestones are as follows:
- I said that I needed to use the potty
- I pulled down my pants by myself
- I sat on the potty
- I used the potty
- I stayed dry all day
This way, even if your child doesn’t stay dry all day she still gets recognition for partial success (such as recognizing the need to go). Complement her and let her know what a good job she is doing even if she doesn’t make it to the potty on time.
For some kids getting stickers on their potty chart will be all they need to keep them motivated. Other kids will be happy to receive compliments and don’t need any other incentive. Some kids will want a prize when they complete their chart or each time they are successful. We call this a “potty prize” and if you are going to give one then you might find it helpful to keep a jar of small prizes handy during potty training. See what works for your child.
Isn’t giving my child a “potty prize” a form of bribery?
A reward is given AFTER your child successfully uses the potty. A bribe is given BEFORE. A “potty prize” should be given soon after your child successfully uses the potty in order to make a firm association between the “potty prize” and the success on the potty. The “potty prize” motivates your child to do something that requires effort on his part. It gives him an incentive to stick it with it until it becomes habit.