Here we are again to talk about potty training. This time around, it is tips that will help you to potty train your child. Tips that actually helped me in potty training my girl and as they say, experience is the best teacher.
I was excited to start potty training my girl because I felt she was ready. While we took a step forward, we also took two steps backwards but I never gave up. It was frustrating a times, especially when it felt like we were not progressing but eventually, we did it!
- The first tip I will say is communication. This really plays a major role. For me, I noticed that things got much easier when my daughter started using little words like “I wanna peepee” or gestures like pulling her diaper down.
- Get the potty training items. That includes; the toilet seats, potty, flushable wipes, the fun books on potty training and etc.
- You need to have patience. Be ready to visit the bathroom like a million times without any success. When they tell you they want to go, take them. It may be a false alarm but you never know when you will hit the jackpot. Oh lest I forget, if your child prefers to sit on the toilet, be ready for a water bill increase because they will flush whether they pee or not.
- Let your child walk around the house butt naked. Yes, you heard me and I know what you thinking about. This is not the time to be all materialistic. I made my daughter walk around without diapers whenever I was home with her. We did have accidents on the floor and to be honest, peeing on the floor wasn’t what got me, it was the fact that she will pee and tell me after. So every time that happened, I will let her know it wasn’t right. I remember she started saying sorry after every accident and my heart couldn’t take the look on her cute face. As much I wanted her to progress, I didn’t want it to feel like I was pressurising her so I will tell her,” mama you can do it. You are a big girl now”. Eventually she stopped doing that and that was when she started using the toilet seat. Some kids will use the potty while others will prefer the toilet seat and my daughter was one of those kids.
- Make sure the first thing you do whenever they wake up from their sleep is take them straight to the potty to pee. Trust me this always work. It becomes a routine and the child gets used to it. It will eventually get a point they don’t need you taking them.
- Finally Rewards! Who doesn’t like to be rewarded when they do something right? Make sure you get little treats for a success story. The treat will depend on what your child likes. This will even motivate them to always go.
I hope these tips will help you with potty training your child and if you have other tips that worked for you, please feel free to write in the comment section.