Like I mentioned above, I started around 4.5 months, but in many countries around the world they start this practice at birth.
Give baby the opportunity to use the potty when they first wake up in the morning, from naps, and before bed.
Your baby will also have their own cues that you will learn over time (grunting, farting, holding their breath).
I also want to mention that I didn’t use this practice out of the house. I personally don’t like using public restrooms and I held out for as long as possible to have my son use them. He was completely diaper free by 2 years old, but honestly didn’t need them after 18 months or sooner.
Undress baby from the waist down.
Sit baby on the potty. If they are younger/smaller, hold them in a seated position on the potty, supporting their head if they need it.
Say “go potty” and if you want to, sign it as well. This is totally optional, as is this whole process, but it will help your baby learn to tell you when they need to go. Click here to learn the sign!
After the deed is done, get excited, praise them, and sign potty again. This reinforces that they did what you wanted them to do.
If it doesn’t seem like they are interested in going, take baby off the potty before they get too fussy. You want to avoid having negative emotions associated with the potty. Try again after the next nap or feeding.