I created this amazing bundle of potty training reward charts, awards, and other cool printables for all of you who want that extra incentive to get things going faster…. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
For those of you who don’t know, we had a lot of trouble with potty training M. We were (and still are) dealing with a lot of issues with him, which I don’t need to elaborate on here. But the way we got it done was through countless incentives, persistence, and learning from our mistakes.
One thing that I personally found was lacking was resources for children who have a harder time. The potty training charts systems that I saw were too short and simply didn’t work for my boy. So I created my own system – one that is more adaptable to each child’s needs.
I potty trained M in three stages: first we worked on getting him to sit on the toilet, then to be able to sense that he needs to go and go, and then we worked on staying dry. I’ve often felt like the potty training reward charts and systems I saw were focused only on that last step – staying dry.
How my potty training reward chart system works:
As I’ve mentioned above, I split my reward chart into three stages:
- Silver level: learning to get comfortable enough on the toilet to relax.
- Gold level: learning to control the body enough to actually pee and poop.
- Rose gold level: Learning to go whenever needed.
However, since each child is different, this potty training reward chart system can be adapted: use the silver for pee, the gold for poop, and the rose gold for staying dry. Or use one for staying dry in underwear, at preschool, etc…
The idea is, potty training is a journey, and you need incentives as you go along. This potty training rewards chart system includes all of that, Plus a fun treat for the parents:
What you get with this potty training reward chart system:
You get a printable package of the following (the images below are reduced size preview images. You’ll get the full quality, printable version) –
- Charts: Three level charts, that can be reprinted and repeated if you need to.
- Medals: These “ribbons” come in three colors to correspond to the stages completed. Print on card stock, punch a hole in the top, string through a ribbon, and hang from your child’s neck. 2-4 year olds love this kind of prize!
- Bracelets: Those strips with the semicircle at the end? They’re bracelets! What a fun way to reward your child… Just print on card stock, cut out the slit, and insert the half-circle into it. You can trim the bracelet to size, just make a new slit (I made it pretty large just to play it safe). You get one for each stage (but of course you can print extras).
- Coupons: Our “hit” incentive was an ice cream date when M stayed dry for 10 day (rose gold chart). But we didn’t manage to do it right away, which took away from the prize. A coupon with a picture of an ice cream cone would have done the trick. You can use it for incentives such as “5 more minutes of play” before bedtime, and more.
- Parents guide: I included a three page guide for parents so that you can have it handy. The guide is full of suggestions, but you can use it however you want!
- Go for the gold: Potty training is as much an accomplishment for the parent as it is for the child, which is why I created this pretty wall art for the grown-ups to enjoy.
Get your Potty Training Reward Charts and extras below:
You can purchase it on Gumroad below or on Etsy. The Etsy listing has the charts combined into one multi-page PDF.
Got any potty training tips or tricks to share? How do you play to use your potty training reward charts? Comment below!