Starting Early – Getting Prepared for Potty Training With Pull-Ups®: Signs and Cues to Watch for + GIVEAWAY!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups® Training Pants. As always, opinions are all mine.

I can’t believe I’m about to write this but, alas here we are. Hanna who turned  19 months on the 10th is starting to show signs and cues that she is almost ready to potty train! Yippee!

Hanna has been pretty advanced with most everything. Her milestones, her crawling, her walking, her talking and now potty training! Of course, she isn’t 100% ready so that we won’t push the milestone, but she is showing signs of readiness that indicate the beginning of our potty training journey is  right around the corner!

Pull-Ups® has been a name in our household for as long as I can remember. I used them with my eldest, and every child since when starting and finishing our potty training journeys.

Hanna has been showing signs by telling us every single time she needs a bum change! It was easy for us to identify the her Signs of Readiness as we have become familiar with the resources shared by Pull Ups. Sometimes when she pees, but every single time she poops, she will come and tell us -she will point to her bum and say “bum!”. She will even bring us a diaper indicating that she needs to be changed! I’ve never had any other child do this, and I’m excited for her.

Recently, Pull-Ups® sent us a fantastic box full of potty training goodies. All of which has intrigued Hanna with the whole process. She is especially excited and curious about the potty! I haven’t ever used one in the past – we go right to the toilet but because all my other children started much later than Hanna – but I think it’s essential she uses whatever she feels comfortable with and a small potty just may do the trick!

Pull-Ups® Training Pants are designed specifically to help teach potty training skills. They look and fit like underwear, giving your child the independence to slide their pants on and off like a ‘Big Kid’ and I think Hanna is on her way to becoming just that!

To keep the positivity going when it comes to potty training we are encouraging Hanna by allowing her to explore the potty whenever she wants. We have been reading books that encourage potty training and her older sisters have been helping inspire her as well!

We are so excited for Hanna to start her journey to becoming a Big Kid! She is still so very itty bitty and small but she is fierce and she knows what she wants to do!

Is your child showing the signs of potty training or do you want to know what signs and cues are to look for? Here are some I’ve picked up on with Hanna and all my other babies!

Signs and Cues Your Child is Getting Ready to Learn How to be a Big Kid on the Potty:

  1. They let you know when wet: Hanna doesn’t do this often, but most kids as they get older and to the potty training stage will want their diaper or Pull-Up off the moment it gets wet. She is good at letting you know when she’s soiled her diaper, but the wetness we are still working on!
  2. They’ll take their diaper or Pull-Ups® off: This is a great sign that all my kids did as they approached two and a half and were about ready! They don’t like the feeling of a wet or dirty diaper so they’ll take it off.
  3. They’ll want to sit on the potty: Ava did this from a very early age, and she was potty trained the quickest of all my kids. She would sit on the toilet to be like big siblings and she caught on very quickly.
  4. They’ll tell you – “bum” “butt-butt” and point to their bottom: Hanna is doing this now when she poops. She doesn’t want to sit in it so literally seconds after she soils, she tells us.
  5. Waking up from a nap dry: If your little one wakes up with multiple dry diapers or Pull-Ups® from their nap, this could be a cue they are well on their way to be ready to potty-train.
  6. Telling you they need to go potty: This is a great one! Hanna isn’t quite here yet, but I know it will be coming soon. She does tell us when she has gone poop in her diaper, so it’s a good start! When they tell you they have to go – get them on that potty/toilet!

The decision to start potty training is an excellent time for both you and your child! As you start on this adventure together, Pull-Ups® Training Pants has all the tools necessary to get your child motivated and excited to begin their potty training journey. From potty training incentives and tips to fun, interactive games, the website has everything kids need to stay on track to becoming a ‘Big Kid.’

It’s important to keep an eye out for signs that can help you figure out when your little one is ready to begin potty training, which can start as early as 18 months. Which you see has been the case with Hanna! I am not one to push the subject, so watching for signs and cues is something I feel strongly about. Not sure if your little one is ready? Take the Signs of Readiness quiz available online at to see if your child is ready to be potty trained.

Becoming a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Training Pants:

Potty training is a badge of becoming a ‘Big Kid’ so celebrate potty training successes by placing a particular focus on this significant milestone! Below are some tips and resources available at to help get families started and keep kids engaged:

  • Potty Training Shopping List ensures you have everything you need for success and gets your child involved from the start
  • Potty Training Sticker chart helps keep your child track and visualize their potty training progress!
  • Potty Training Treasure Chest helps kids get excited and stay consistent and motivated
  • Kids’ love to play! Check out the Top Five Potty Training Games that kids love

Why Chose Pull-Ups?

  • Easy-open sides for quick and easy changes in the event of an accident
  • Underwear-like design with a diaper-like all-around day and night protection
  • Added absorbency where boys and girls need it most
  • Fun Disney character designs to get kids excited and engaged in the process

For more potty training resources and to learn more about Pull-Ups® Training Pants, visit


Have a little one on their journey to becoming a BIG KID? Would you like to have a Pull-Ups potty-training kit to get off to a good start? Now is your chance! The wonderful folks at Pull-Ups have offered up a prize pack to one (1) lucky winner!

GOOD LUCK! Contest ends 3/22. Winner will be chosen at random and emailed, winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen. Prize fulfilment responsibility of Pull-Ups and not that of Six Time Mommy.


  1. I know using pull up makes potty training much easier for some moms. Helps when you are out and about just incase there is an accident before you can get them to a potty.

  2. My sister in law is having issues with this right now. Her son loves his pull ups but doesn’t care yet about wearing them all the time. LOL

  3. I love pull-ups. They’re the most convenient thing when the kids are potty training. The feel of underwear with the security of a diaper! And easy down and up when they have to go potty. My 18 month old is showing signs of readiness as well! I’m hoping she will be an early one!

  4. I do not miss the potty-training phase! It can be so trying. I love the pull-ups design because they have Disney characters on them!

  5. I definitely remember seeing some of the first signs that my kids were ready for potty training. The pull-ups make that process much easier.

  6. I was a big fan of pull ups when potty training. I don’t miss those days though. That is one milestone I was glad to pass.

  7. I have quite a few friends I am going to share this article with! Sadly PullUps came around shortly after I had babies but I am glad they are there for moms now!

  8. pullups are the best hated when my kids were young only those cloth training pants

  9. Omg how are they getting ready for potty training when it seems like yesterday we were waiting for their birth!!!!

  10. Oh I remember this phase well. My youngest is now 6 so we are a few years out from potty training, but it is always helpful to be prepared. It is a struggle, but just keeping in mind that your child will not be going to college in a diaper, it feels like it within the thick of it but everyone will get through it.

  11. While I don’t miss the potty training days, I am so grateful for pull-ups! They were really such a help in getting my girls potty trained.

  12. We used Pull-Ups with each of our kids when they were potty training. The cute designs made them feel like big kids, but there was a little extra protection for when we didn’t quite make up.

  13. I used pull ups for all three of my babies – and my eldest is just about to turn 18 and move out from home! Such a handy product. :)

  14. It’s nice to just follow a child’s cues and not push potty training. The more ready they are the easier the whole process is going to be for everyone. I think you found the perfect brand to help you on this journey!

  15. I remember those potty training days. It is hard to believe that was nearly 10 years ago for our family. Pulls Ups were a life saver for us back then. Mom Tip: always pick diapers that have designs that will disappear when wet, this makes things so much easier.

  16. I so remember this stage with my children. I was a hard time but super exciting one too!

  17. We love pull ups. They are perfect for the potty training transitions time, and kids feel like big kids in them.

  18. Oh wow, that is really early for potty training. But since each kid is different, go for it! Pull ups will definitely help you along the way.

  19. Though our lid has passed the stage, we can really identify with what you are saying. It is really amazing that your daughter is showing such advanced signs of being ready for potty training.

  20. Potty training is a big project! Sounds like you have some great tips for getting the ball rolling. It can be exhausting and it helps to be prepared.

  21. Well… I can’t say I love Pull-ups because I so desperately want to not need them but they are definitely great for the job! My youngest turned 2 in January and by her 2nd birthday she was using the potty all the time and not having accidents even when out and about but that only lasted a month and a half and now we are back in pull-ups and trying again :(

  22. There was no such thing as Pull Ups when my daughter was little but you can be sure we’ll be using them with my grandson. At 6 months, we still have a way to go but it’s good to know where we can find information on being prepared for potty training.

  23. Potty training is one of those things that differs with every child. Introducing it to them early is such a great idea!

  24. my 4 year old just stopped wearing them at night, now my 1 year old will be in them soon enough. I love how they adapt for added protection for where boys and girls need it

  25. Wow, I am not yet a mom and but for sure this is a very good training for mom’s little ones. I guess for now, I will take note of this so in the future I can do it properly.

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