Potty Training Tips
Top Tips For Successful Potty Training
Article on Potty Training Tips
toddler usually potty
trains at about the age of 2. Babies
who use cloth diapers can be expected to potty train 5 to 12 months
Girls tend to potty train faster than boys.
- Starting too early will usually result in
spending half your
time waiting for
your toddler to potty.
start if there are big changes ahead, such
new baby in the family, you have started
working or the busy
season is upon you.
- Summer months make potty training easier
can wear underwear or training pants with just a T-shirt. Less clothing
toddler to remove when going to the potty means fewer
- Remember the toilet seat can seem awfully big
to your child.
Your first step in
training should be to invest in a small potty chair or a seat to attach
toilet. Choose a color and design that will work best to your child. A
desirable potty should allow your child to put his feet on the floor.
helps your child to push when having a bowel movement.
- Every day, set a specific time when your child
clothed and set him on
the potty seat. Try to do this during the time he's likely to have a
movement. This will help your child to get familiar with the potty and
acknowledge it as part of his daily routine. If your child doesn't want
on it, that's OK. If he’s afraid, put it off for a few days.
- Your child will have accidents during his potty
be patient. Do not
get mad. Do not scold or punish him. Handle accidents with calm
matter-of-factness. All children undergo the same process before they
potty-trained. You can’t have toilet training without accidents, and
children will have them occasionally for as long as six months after
finished training. When an accident occurs, stay calm and supportive.
- Teach your child about the bowel movement and
Explain it simply
Free Potty Training Tip
The best way of encouraging your child is to constantly praise him:
- Whenever he sits and tries to go.
- When he was able to sit for 15 seconds or longer.
- When he makes progress.
- Praise your child anytime he “makes” something in the potty-chair, particularly in the early stages.
Be positive. If nothing happens, tell him, ''That's OK,” or ''Good try, we
can try it again later.''
Gaining mastery over toilet training can be time-consuming,
and it varies from one child to the next. Some kids become pros in a
few days, but most take many weeks. Night-time training can take even longer.
Don’t try to coerce your child into moving faster through the training process
than he’s capable of. Let him take his time and get used to the process. Make him
move at each level on his own pace.
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