Potty – Baby Sign

Watch this baby sign video to see the ASL sign for potty, plus learn how to teach your baby to sign potty in Baby Sign Language.

Babies Signing Potty


Learn It


How to Sign Potty

To do the baby sign for potty, hold your hand in a fist with your thumb between your pointer and middle fingers. With the palm of your fist in front of you and facing out, gently shake your hand side to side.

Remember It


Remembering the Baby Sign for Potty

To remember the baby sign for potty, think of Toilet starting with “T,” which is the letter you are making with your hand. Also, think of a small child shaking because s/he really has to go!

Teach It


Teaching your Baby to Sign Potty

To teach your baby to sign potty, always do the sign while verbally saying the word in a sentence.

Do you need to go potty? Take your baby to the potty.

Please sit on your potty. Help your baby on the potty.

Great job going potty!!!

Try to be consistent, so your baby will make the association between the sign and potty. By using the sign in a sentence, your baby is also exposed to verbal language and more vocabulary. Awesome!

Use It


Your Baby Signing Potty

Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for potty.

She can ask to go potty.

He can better understand that you want him to use the potty.

She can tell you she threw something in the potty.

He can tell you that he went to the potty!

When else does your baby sign potty? Share with everyone in the comments below!

If you catch your cutie signing potty, post a video to Instagram with #babysignlanguage and tag @notanexactscience. We’d love to feature you on Instagram and/or share your video on our website to inspire other moms, dads, and caregivers! If your account is private, be sure to comment on our latest post, so we can follow you back and see it!

Please share your successes or questions in the comments below. Your stories and questions are so valuable to other parents learning, so thank you for sharing!

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About Adelaide


I started signing with my first baby, and I quickly saw the joy and value of signing. From the glimpses into his mind and the help it provided both of us, it was AMAZING. Now I’m signing with my second baby and helping hundreds of parents and family members to sign with their babies.

For this project, I worked with the deaf community. I wanted to create a signing library that honors the signs in ASL, plus I wanted to make videos that would guide moms–whether they watched one or 100. I want every parent–no matter their socioeconomic status–to have access to the information that will help strengthen their relationship and communication with their child from very early on in life. If you agree, share this with another parent or three.


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