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Need some assistance getting your little ones potty trained? Want to stop another 1000 or so diapers from going into the landfill ? Check out this new program offered by Baby Signs.

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Myth: It’s easier and healthier to potty train your baby if you wait until she’s ready – typically around age 2 or 3.

Fact: The truth is, potty training a baby under the age of 24 months is actually easier than potty training an older child. Why? Because as children get older, they want to make more and more decisions on their own. This natural progression towards independence is healthy, but it also often sets the stage for a battle of wills when it comes to potty training.

Fact: Babies will potty train at the age parents expect them to train. Historical and cross-cultural practices clearly demonstrate that babies can train as early as 5 months. Training a baby that young is indeed possible, but very time-intensive. Because of the time commitment required, this approach is not practical for most parents. The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program, however, provides a compelling alternative to very early or very late potty training. By helping babies learn simple potty-time signs, the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes it easy for parents to both begin and end the whole enterprise before age 2.

Benefits of this exciting new program:

  1. Easier for You
  2. Fun for Your Child
  3. Good for Your Child’s Development
  4. Good for The Environment

1.  Easier For You
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes potty training easier because it gives your baby a way to communicate even before she can talk. It gives her a way to
tell you when she has to go potty!

2. Fun for Your Child
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Kit comes with a full set of fun and motivational products your child will love – all designed to inspire him to “get on board the Potty Train.” An illustrated board book, full-length DVD, conductor’s whistle and rewards stickers all work together to make potty time both fun and successful.

3. Good for Your Child’s Development
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program not only gives your baby freedom from diapers, it gives your baby the benefits of signing as well. Over two decades of scientific research, much of it funded by the National Institutes of Health, has shown that the Baby Signs® Program:

  • reduces frustration and aggressive behaviors.
  • builds trust between babies and their parents.
  • promotes positive emotional development.
  • boosts babies’ self-confidence and builds self-esteem.
  • helps babies learn to talk.
  • Boosts babies intellectual development.
  1. Good for the Environment
    Ever since the introduction of disposable diapers in the early 1960s, the average age for potty training keeps climbing higher and higher.  Today, the average age at which American children complete potty training is higher than at any time in history: 36 months for girls and 38 months for boys. Potty training your baby by the age of 2 means that you will prevent between 1500 and 3000 diapers from entering landfills. You can help the environment and save money, too!

Even if your child is not yet signing, you can start using the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program anytime. While there is no doubt that signing makes the potty training experience proceed more smoothly, the program has been designed to work whether or not a child is signing.


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For information on learning how to sign with your baby please contact Monique at 905.430.7319 or by email at

Submitted by: Monique DeBrouwer, Independent Certified Instructor, Baby Signs Canada.  Information provided by the Baby Signs® Company.