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Tips: Parenting and potty training

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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Toddler potty training is a task than can potentially be dreaded by parents and can cause a lot of stress. But handled positively and with preparation it can also be one where humour can be used in heaps and this really does help. Here's some general parenting tips to cope with potty training:

  • Be watchful and notice the signs

  • Be prepared with the right gear. Let your toddler choose some of the gear so that he or she can be involved.

  • Praise every success with treats - stickers are great. Never shame your child because he has done an accident.

  • If it isn't working stop, your toddler isn't ready.

  • Don't make a fuss when an accident happens. Just clear up and continue with your day. All in all it's not a big deal, it's just a bit of a nuisance to clear up.

  • Potty or toilet seat? See what your toddler likes.

  • Always bring an extra set of clothes with you (two if you're nervous)!

  • If your toddler sees you going to the toilet he or she is much more likely to want to copy you.

  • Let your toddler completely master day time potty training before embarking on night time potty training.

  • If your toddler shows any fear of potty training then never ridicule him. Always treat his fears seriously. Let him flush the toilet for you and let him see what wee and poo look like. Fear is often fear of the unknown rather than the known.

  • Relax about it. Most children manage potty training in the end - there isn't a big rush to succeed.

Good luck! If you have any extra tips we'd love to hear them!

by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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3lilmonkeysxo
by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

thanks!

abra
by on Mar. 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM
:)
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jenniferlee_12
by on Mar. 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

It is good to bring extra clothes even if it isn't for potty training. Sometimes kids get sick or wet or muddy. I really need to start doing this again.

LovesFredric
by on Mar. 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

great ideas!

LOVES67
by on Mar. 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

 thanks, I do that

XandersMama2012
by on Mar. 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

These are some great tips as I just started out on training DS. :) Thanks for this!!

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