Potty training survival guide

By Drum Digital
21 April 2014

How to get through potty- training

Ask any mom – potty training is by no means an easy thing to do. But if you look out for the signs your child is ready, follow a few easy steps and, above all, stay calm and encouraging, it will be one of the most rewarding moments of toddlerhood – for you and your child

Although each parent and their child will find the way that works best for them both, there are some steps you could follow:

  • Put the potty in an easily accessible area for your child.
  • Encourage your child to sit on the potty while wearing a nappy several times a day. This will help them get used to the concept.
  • Let your child sit on the potty about an hour after drinking something.
  • Try to establish a consistent, predictable routine for your child.
  • Sit with your child while they’re on the potty.
  • Praise your child for sitting on the potty – even if they don’t do anything. This will build your child’s confidence and self-esteem and they’ll associate sitting there with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Let your child wear underwear often, but keep the nappy on standby.
  • Don’t ever shame your child for an accident or not using the potty when they sit there!
  • Stay calm – this too shall pass.

-  SuperMom

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