Parents of multiples say that it’s actually easier to train one child at a time. But if it turns out the children are all showing signs of readiness, have a little potty available for each of them to eliminate potty competition. Do we have a concept for a reality show? But seriously, observe and follow each child’s unique signals of readiness, and don’t despair if someone is a late bloomer.

Avoid using rewards for multiples. Your child’s success — and your low-key, specific praise, is enough. And of course, resist comparing your toddlers. Just as in all aspects of development, each child has different strengths and areas of challenge.