Potty training a toddler can seem like an overwhelming task. Questions like where do I start, how do I know if they’re ready, and what do I even do may run through your mind as you’re figuring out all things related to potty training. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind if you’re at a point of potty training your child.
- Set a schedule
- Be sure to set potty times up on a consistent schedule and stick to it
- Perhaps have a timer that dings when it’s time to try
- Allow your child to have as much say in their training as possible
- Create a time to pick out a potty chair together
- Allow your child to pick out underpants of their liking
- Be aware of the words you chose and the tone during potty training
- Speak in a matter of fact way when talking about bodily functions, body parts, and where to use the bathroom
- Accidents will happen – how you respond, both with words and expression, make a world of a difference
- Modify your approach to your child’s personality
- Each child will be ready to potty train at different times, and this is ok
- Learn different techniques that might work with your kiddo –
- stickers, praises, talking about it in everyday situations, or by example
- Make it fun!
- Have books and toys readily available to play with if need be!
- Sing songs while waiting!
- Consider praises and motivators (such as stickers) to assist with encouragement
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This blog post was written by Post Adopt Coordinator, Darcy Solem, LBSW