Do you think your child is ready to be weaned off of diapers but you honestly don’t know where to start?
Well, we understand how frustrating this can be for you – from spotting signs of readiness to actually trying and then realizing that potty training can be really hard…
Don’t worry mommy because you are not alone in this journey.
If you think that you may be potty training your kid too late, you’ll be surprised to know that in the U.S and Canada., only about half of the children are completely toilet-trained by age 3.
Just like child-rearing, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to potty train your child. You can only try to apply several proven tips and tricks that will totally work once your child is ready to say goodbye to their diapers.
So, to make your potty training journey a little less tough, we have prepared 3 tips for moms of all ages. Keep an eye on our next 3 emails because we’re gonna reveal these tips one-by-one.
To potty training success,
First thing first, introduce the potty.
Kids usually start to potty train between 18 months to 3 years old.
Now, how do you catch the interest of your child about this whole potty training idea?
Just after your kid’s first birthday, begin to talk about potty training when they are around.
You can even get playful and buy some storybooks that feature potty training scenes. You can then go pick up your little one’s favourite toy and play along with lines like “I think Mickey Mouse likes to pee. Let’s go take him to the potty”.
Remember mum, your creativity can turn potty training into a totally interesting idea for your child.
To potty training success,
How are you doing with your potty training efforts so far? Good on you! Just have a little more patience and you’ll soon get your child’s full cooperation.
Let’s talk about tip #2: look for signs of readiness.
This one’s a no-brainer. You just have to be observant.
Does your child stay dry for at least 2 hours in the day? Or maybe after naps?
Does your kid shows discomfort or get fussy when they have poop in their diapers? Or perhaps when their nappy is all wet with pee?
Can they follow simple instructions like walking to the bathroom, sitting down, and removing her clothes?
Are they comfortable in wearing big girl panties or big boy briefs?
If you answered yes to all these, then your little one is definitely ready, so it’s time we move on to potty training tip #3.
By now you may be smiling at the thought of how potty training turned out to be a rather exciting journey for you and your kid.
So, the next best thing for you to do at this time is to follow the next tip.
Get a potty seat that goes on top of the toilet seat.
Young kids are often scared of sitting down on a huge toilet bowl and hearing it flush afterwards.
One smart idea to purchase a colourful and durable potty seat to reduce the size of the toilet seat and make them more comfortable. One with a step stool is even better.
This will make him look at potty training more of a play than a tedious growing up skill.
At the end of each day, you don’t have to worry a lot of mum, ‘coz life goes on and one day, you’ll be surprised that your child can actually do it.
For now, just try to implement all these 3 potty training tips!