Your toddler will need your continual help and guidance during the toilet-training process. You won’t always have a lot of time between the point where he realizes he needs to go and getting him to the potty seat. Keep a close eye on him so you can recognize the signs that he has to pee to help him succeed with potty training.
Watch your toddler for fidgeting and restlessness when she needs to use the potty. You might even notice the telltale “pee-pee dance” that some little ones perform as the sensation to urinate becomes more urgent.
Notice hand gestures that indicate the need to urinate. A furtive hand reaching to grab or squeeze the genitals could mean your toddler needs to pee.
Listen for a verbal warning that your toddler needs to go. Your toddler will likely say whatever word you use to indicate urinating and urination. You may hear, “Pee-pee” or “Pee” as your toddler tries to tell you that she needs to sit on the toilet, advises Jen Singer, author of “Stop Second-Guessing Yourself—The Toddler Years.”