Potty Training Tips

Potty training doesn't have to be a struggle! The process requires patience, consistency, and the right strategies. With these tips below to make potty training with your toddler a breeze!


1. Wait

Just wait. After you’ve waited longer than you feel is necessary, wait some more! There is no trophy for the toddler who is potty-trained first. And no kindergarten teacher asks you how long your child has been potty-trained.

2. Watch for Readiness Signs

Look for signs that your child is ready, such as staying dry for longer periods, showing interest in the potty, and expressing discomfort with a soiled diaper. Starting too early can lead to frustration.

3. Prepare Your Child

Talk to your child about the potty training process, read books about it, and let them get comfortable with the potty chair before transitioning out of diapers.

4. Involve Your Child

Let your child pick out their own underwear or potty chair to foster a sense of ownership and excitement about potty training.

5. Dress for Success

Opt for loose, easy-to-remove clothing during potty training to minimize accidents and make the process more convenient for your child.

6. Set a Routine

Establish a predictable routine for potty breaks, such as first thing in the morning, before and after meals, before naps and bedtime, and every 1-2 hours.

7. Use Positive Reinforcement

Praise and reward your child with stickers, small treats, or a potty training chart when they make progress. Celebrate small victories to boost their confidence.

8. Avoid Punishment

Accidents are bound to happen. Stay calm and avoid scolding or punishing your child, as this can create negativity around the process.

9. Be Consistent

Follow through with your chosen potty training method consistently. Inconsistency can confuse and delay the process.

10. Stay Positive
Potty training can be frustrating, but maintaining a positive attitude and being patient with your child will make the process smoother.

There’s always going to be a bit of trial and error involved whenever you're potty training, but you know your child! Find what works best for them! Do you have any potty training tricks up your sleeve? Make sure to share them with us!


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