Sep
2013

Handy Tips For Potty Training A Toddler

 

Toilet transition can sometimes very difficult, especially for mothers who have no previous experience. The best way to get useful Tips For Potty Training A Toddler is to ask parents who have been there done that. With a vast amount of information on toilet training available on the internet and other media sources, Mothers can sometimes get even more confused then what they were before starting a search.

Before embarking on a potty transition for your child, it is essential to determine whether your child is emotionally ready for the transition or not. These can be done by evaluating some factors like, your child’s ability to follow simple instructions, wanting dirty diapers to be changed and being interested in big children pants.

 

5 Tips To Get Your Toddler Potty Trained Fast

 

I. Little bribes/motivation

Bribes might be unacceptable in our society, but when utilized effectively can greatly enhance potty transition. Mothers should give small motivation bribes to their kid’s .Incentives can  make toddlers enjoy using potties and empower their learning skills. While receiving some small reward for doing such an excellent job.

Sesame Street Potty Training Rewards KitSesame Street Potty Training Rewards Kit

I Can Do It Potty Chart“I Can Do It” Potty Incentive & Rewards

Magnetic Reward / Star / Responsibility / Behavior Chart for up to 3 Children. Rigid board 16 x 13 (40 x 32cm) with hanging loopMagnetic Reward Potty Incentive Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Target Practice

Now this one may seem a little strange. But what works for some may not necessarily work for others. So no harm in trying right. So after introducing your toddler to a potty, the next step is to train him/her on how to use it. Target practice is not easy for young kids since it’s hard to give instructions. These can be achieved by putting targets inside the potty, and tell your kid to pea on any of them. A target can be something as simple as a piece of toilet paper or cotton wool. For each target met, give a small prize for motivation to obtain enthusiasm to play the game again…. ‘Please Mommy can I play the Target Practice game again?”.

III. Praise Every Achievement – No Matter How Small

As your child grows, gifts and bribes may no longer work .However, positive reinforcement works wonderfully. Making a big deal from minor progress motivates a child psychologically. Even if your child sits on the potty or toilet trainer seat. Congratulate your little one and make them feel like they have just climbed a mountain. Parents should always give their kids undivided attention, love, affection and pride. This can also act as a substitute for those parents who would prefer to not give rewards or bribes to their children.

IV. Figuring Out the Fear

Sometimes when incentives and positive reinforcement seem to be falling flat on their faces, a genuine fear can be behind the issue. At this time it’s essential to figure out what is the fear that’s holding your toddler back from sitting on the potty or toilet. Perhaps your child feels that the toilet seat isn’t safe to sit on. Fear of falling in.

My Daughter doesn’t like to be watched when using the toilet trainer. But as a parent we worry and want to make sure our children are safe. But with a safe toilet trainer seat, our fears and theirs can be drastically reduced. Allowing them privacy and us parents peace of mind. In rarer cases Scientists have discovered that some kids view bowel movements as literal parts of themselves, hence making them afraid to see it flush away. Basic education of children anatomy at this point is very essential.

V. Little White Lies

Little White Lies have always worked for kids. If your kid is stubborn and does not want to use the potty no matter what. It’s your responsibility to come up with sweet lies that would persuade him/her to use it. The lies might be scaring, soothing or passionate. Just like how we got our kids off the Pacifier or Dummy. Example: For our eldest we told her that the Easter Bunny doesn’t give Easter eggs to toddlers still using a Pacifier. It worked a treat and she cherished every egg she got.

Training Is As Unique As Your Little Toddler

Hopefully these short but powerful tips for training a toddler have given you some ideas. The important thing to remember is that at no stage are you to blame yourself as a parent. Your child is unique and different to every single other person in this world. Each child learns at a different stage and rate. We all have accidents and it’s important to remember your child WILL have accidents too. It’s how you deal with them that will really shine through in your potty training skills.

Learn More About Potty Training

How To Potty Train A Toddler – Four Step by step plan to initiate potty training

What Age Should You Start Potty Training – What’s the average age to begin training

The Signs Your Child’s Ready For Toilet Training – What are the Readiness Signs

Train You Newborn To Be Diaper Free - Can you potty train a newborn baby?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Handy Tips For Potty Training A Toddler

  1. I was looking for a resource for training my baby girl. She had virtually refused three different potty I bought. I applied the tips you wrote on your blog….and a miracle occurred. She has adopted the use of one of the potties she had refused. I am grateful to your website.

    • Hi Julius. Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that some our life experience has managed to be of some use to you. Pretty exciting when our little ones start to become more independent isn’t it.

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