The early years of your baby is full of milestones. Potty training is one such important milestone and when your child finally uses the bathroom to do potty it’s a rewarding experience.

Let’s agree potty training your child is not an easy task. It is difficult to keep a track of the number of accidents versus the successful trips to the bathroom. But good potty chart templates will help you keep track of your child’s potty sessions. While you can focus your attention on potty training your child. 

What is a potty chart?

A potty training chart is a chart where you fill or record your child’s bathroom successes. Every time your little does potty in the bathroom, you fill an empty box on the chart with a marker or a sticker. Once the chart is full at the end of the day or a week, you can give a reward to your child.

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What are the benefits of potty training charts?

Potty training charts are not only helpful to train the child to use the potty, but it is immensely helpful for the parent as well. These charts help to track the accidents and the success of the child over a period of time. It motivates the child by giving him a sense of realization and provides self-awareness to do a certain job in a certain way. The reward system attracts the child to use the bathroom to do potty. Moreover, the information recorded in the potty chart can be helpful if you want to update your paediatrician about the bowel movement schedule of your child.

How to use potty charts?

For potty training success, it is important to have a chart so that you and your child can refer to it. Potty charts are great way to motivate your toddler to use the bathroom for pooping. So, its important to scan through different potty chart templates and choose the best one.

Some tips that you can follow so that both you and your child are excited and know how to use it efficiently.

Hang the potty chart: You need to hang the chart where it is easily visible to you and your kid. Since this a new concept to him, your child will need constant reminders to use the potty seat. The chart will serve as a visual reminder.

Use stickers: One way to get your child excited about the potty chart is to use stickers to track his potty training success. Children usually love putting stickers, especially if the sticker is of their favourite character. Stickers are a great attraction and one of the ways to excite your child and encourage him to use the potty seat.

If your child does not like stickers you can even use colourful markers.

Discuss: Just having a potty chart is not enough. You need to explain to your child on how to use it. The child should understand when he gets a sticker and how he can fill the chart. The reward will definitely excite him and he will have an eye on chart and the excitement to fill it.

Constant reminder-Children will need constant reminders to use the potty seat and not soil their diapers. You should keep telling your kid, to let mummy or daddy know if they want to go to the bathroom. While doing so keep pointing at the potty chart so they start thinking if they want to go or not.

Now that you know, how to use potty charts let’s look at some of the different potty chart templates. Find your favorite potty chart template to begin and get started with your little ones transition out of diapers.

1) Favourite characters: One way to get your child excited about the potty chart is to have a chart with their favourite characters. These could be cartoon characters or super heroes.

If your child is a fan of Elmo, then this kind of a potty chart template is a great way to start his potty training.

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There are potty chart templates which have pictures of cars, animals etc. So there is a wide range of options available from which you can choose.

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2) Potty routine task chart: Another effective potty chart template is a chart which lists down the four step process of doing potty. And then there are slots which needs to be filled up every time the child successfully completes all the 4 steps. This is a methodical way of potty training your child.

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3) Board game: There are potty chart templates which are designed as board games. If your kiddo likes board games then this design will surely excite him. Like in any board game, once he reaches his destination then he gets a reward. Try out this potty chart template for a successful potty training.

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4) Personalized potty chart: Kids feel special if they see their names on their bags, mugs, cushions, albums etc. This slight personal touch can do wonders. Why not have a personalized potty chart for your kid? You can tell your kid that this chart has been designed exclusively for her to track her potty training journey.

There are may websites which offer printable potty charts which can be personalized by mentioning the name of the child. Go ahead and try out one of these unique and fun potty chart templates.

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5) Sweet treats potty charts: Now there is no doubt that kids love candy’s and ice-creams. What best way to encourage them to do potty in the bathroom than have a candy potty chart. This chart will surely attract them to go to the bathroom and fill the chart after a successful attempt. As a reward they can be given a candy after 3 successes.

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6) Weekly potty chart templates: If you are a meticulous parent and want to track the number of times your child uses the bathroom in a day, then this template will be helpful. In this template, all 7 days of the week are mentioned along with columns against each day. This will help you track the entire weeks progress.

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7) Daily routine chart: This potty chart template focuses on 1 particular day. It’s great to track the daily routine of your child through this chart. This kind of a template helps you to monitor the activity of your child more closely. This will also help you get an idea regarding the time of the day when your child is having an urge to go to the bathroom. If you follow this tracker for a week you will definitely get a sense of the potty timing for your child and help reduce the accidents.

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8) Potty training journey: It’s fun to record the potty training journey of your munchkin. There are several kind of experiences that you and your child will go through during the potty training session. Example, sitting on the potty, peeing on the potty etc. All these accidents are bound to happen before the child actually develops the sense of using the potty seat in the bathroom. You might want to record these incidents before you progress to a weekly or a monthly potty chart.

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9) Simple potty chart templates: Not all potty chart templates need to have fun and colourful designs. A simple chart can serve the same purpose. If your child is easy going and is not too fussed about the design of the chart you can use a chart with minimal graphics. Just concentrate on potty training your child and use a chart to track his progress.

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10) Potty chart with illustrations: It is important to explain the potty training process to your child. Which starts with using the potty, wipe, flush and finally wash hands. But children are often restless and do not pay heed to instructions also its difficult for them to remember the step-by-step process. So, it is always helpful if the entire process is visually explained through graphics or illustrations. Children tend to remember images/pictures more than verbal instructions.

You can use potty chart templates where the potty training process is visually explained step by step.

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There is no particular age to start potty training your child. Some kids get trained at two while some struggle until the age of 4. Potty training may be challenging but you can take certain measures to make this journey less stressful for you and your child. Potty charts and rewards will certainly make this mammoth task less difficult.

 Good potty-training charts make it easy for parents to monitor and record their toddlers potty-training. We hope this article will help you find potty chart templates to suit your needs. Remember accidents are bound to happy. But here’s hoping a potty chart will make the potty training session fun and exciting for you and your toddler.