You are a mom, wife, employee, maid, cook and chauffer. You have plenty of things on your plate. Every mother knows that potty training takes a lot of time and patience. You have to be committed to the training and be prepared for the frustrations that come with it. Here are a few tips that can help you along the way:
Be sure they are ready: First and foremost make sure they are ready for the potty. This will save you tons of time if you find out they are or not ready. A lot of times parents push their kids to sit on the potty, but the child has to be right in the physical and mental state to start this process. Here is a list of things that will tell you that your child is ready for potty training:
- Regular bowel movements
- Staying dry for at least two hours
- Wanting big girl/boy underwear
- Poppy and wet diapers make them uncomfortable
- If they can undress and dress themselves
- Able to listen to instructions and comprehend
Make it fun: You can start by reading them books at bedtime about potty training. There are tons of books about this subject. You can also make potty training a game, some parents tell the kids to ‘make rocks in the potty’ and that flushing is for ‘big kids’. Have fun with the names and the procedures. Reward them once they have done so and they will want to keep doing it.
The key to potty training is not to make it a big event in you and your child’s life. Making it part of your daily routine will help you juggle life and help your child climb the potty faster. Keep calm, make it fun and make sure they are ready. Good luck and happy training!
Author Bio: Heather Smith is an ex-nanny. Passionate about thought leadership and writing, Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs/websites. She also provides value to hire a nanny by giving advice on site design as well as the features and functionality to provide more and more value to nannies and families across the U.S. and Canada. She can be contacted at H.smith7295 [at] gmail.com.