Looking for some potty training tips? Potty training can be mysterious and frustrating, especially for new parents. Here are a few potty training tips for parents teaching little ones to go on their own.
Your first question is probably “when do I start potty training?” Many parents will tell you “when they’re ready.” Here are some clues for you to look for: your child may let you know they need a diaper changed, or they may make having a bowel movement obvious. A child may also be simply more understanding of what you tell them, when it comes to things like putting toys away or putting on clothing. Or your child may show curiosity about using a toilet and want to watch others do it.
Once that time comes, the key for parents is patience. Your child isn’t likely to pick up the technique right away…it can often take close to a year at times. Have older siblings or cousins teach your child how to use the potty and offer for them to try it. When they do, show appreciation by getting excited and congratulating them. It’s a good idea to have a small potty and a seat insert for the adult toilet, so the child can feel like a grownup.
When the child successfully goes, be sure to reward them! Have a set of potty training stickers that make the child want to collect them all. And remember that there are going to be mishaps, so try to be patient with your child and know that they’ll master the technique soon. Set the routine based on when you think your child most often has to go, and let them know in advance when potty time is about to happen.
It takes time and patience. Just know that you’ll get there!
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