Worried about following a precise timeline for potty training? Thankfully, you can let that idea go. Just as no two finger paintings are alike, no two kids will potty train exactly the same way. Your child will start when the time is right for them. After they start, they may decide to stop for a while. Or, maybe not. If they do stop, rest assured they’ll start back when they’re ready. So use our guide as just that–a general idea of milestones on the potty training journey ahead.