Trust us when we say, potty training doesn’t have to be hard or stressful. It’s all about time, patience and the right equipment. Rather than reading 200 long books, we’ll give out 5 key tips for free in this one page blog.
Potty Train in Sessions
- Train your child for a few hours at home.
Let everything stay as normal as possible, let him/her play around, eat and drink as they normally might except after every 15 minutes, put the baby on the potty. Obviously, do revert to a nappy at the end of the session, and go on with your day.
- In the evening, have another session.
- Repeat this for 2 days, and on the third day, go for a full day of session.
- If you leave the house, remember to keep a spare potty in the car or be sure to visit a place with public restrooms!
Try Naked Time
- Let the baby run around your home…in just a T-shirt.
With no nappy or underwear, the baby has to put his business somewhere, right? In the toilet is a good idea! ;)
- Make sure you both have a look, the baby needs to know the yucky visual. Make flushing a huge deal!
Give a Reward
- Stickers, stamps on hand, bubbles, or a single M&M
- Something bigger for allotted milestones, e.g. staying dry overnight.
- Praise him/her for using the potty correctly. Ask relatives do the same. But don’t go overboard, we don’t want the child to be deflated by the lack of support until the next milestone!
Limit Bedtime Drinks
- Lay off milk and juice at least an hour before bedtime.
- Remember, start the night time training once you’re done with the daytime one. Focus on one at a time.
Read Potty-themed Books
- These are engaging and give encouragement to the kid in a different way.
- My little cousin is a fan of Diapers Are Not Forever. He’s already mastered peeing but is still a little reluctant about going No.2. But if the book says you should, the baby won’t back down!
So you see, it’s not that difficult. Just give it a try! And if you need any kind of potty, standard or one for the road, visit our shop now!