Your parenthood is in question if you fail to teach the baby how to pee and poop after he has turned two. If your baby hasn’t yet learned to potty in the toilet seat or hasn’t ditched the diapers, there’s a way out. Don’t fret about failures; they are the ladders toward success.
Toddlers become fussy when the training begins. Girls learn slowly but are less painful during the training sessions. Boys, however, learn fast but are grumpy than girls. Reciprocally, it is not easy to train a baby, let alone a toddler. But with patience and practice, you can train your toddler to be obedient and well-behaved and to conclude the training without making a mess of it.
You should start with a simple command such as “Sit” or “Stay”. During potty training, it is important to use your own words and not just give commands such as “You will go potty now!”, “You have to go potty!” or “Go potty right now!”. A signal, such as a potty alarm or the potty-going meal or playtime could be a great way to let him know that it’s time for potty.
If you have tried a few things and they have gone wrong until now, we will bail you out with a few simple tips to get your toddler straight to the toilet seat without worrying much.
Here are 11 simple and useful strategies that parents should follow to get their toddler to use the potty hassle-free:
- First, get the child used to the potty training seat. Put it in his room and let him watch TV or play video games on it. Once he gets used to this, start putting him in it for shorter periods of time. After a few weeks, increase the time he spends in the potty chair until he is comfortable enough to use it alone.
- Make sure the potty is placed in an easy-to-reach spot in your toddler’s room so that they can easily access it. We recommend buying two potty chairs in the beginning; one for the bathroom and another one for the bedroom or wherever it’s required in emergencies or at nap time.
- The earlier you start the potty training, the better it is for your child. Most children can easily be trained at around the suitable age of 2 to 3 years. If they aren’t ready after two, sit in the potty in front of them and encourage them to do it like adults. Make them watch potty training cartoons or buy them books that encourage potty training. The storybooks with pictures are a great help for children above 2 to get familiar with potty training.
- After two years, teach your kid to potty by yourself. You can do this by making him stand up from the seat and then sit down again. This is a great way to get your child to pee in the potty.
- Make a potty-going chart for them and ask the kid to fill it by themselves whenever they go to the potty chair or toilet seat that they love to use. Divide the potty chart with reward intervals i.e., they will get the reward after every week of successful training. Potty chart rewards will train them faster than otherwise.
- If he refuses to pee in the potty or the toilet seat, put him in the tub or shower and tell him to pee there. This is a great practice technique to get your kid acquainted with potty training quickly. After they start doing potty at the right time, go back to the potty chair or toilet seat.
- Also, make a proper schedule for potty training.
- When parents demonstrate in front of children, they tend to learn faster. Educate them on how to potty by example for quick and practical results. Sit on the toilet seat in front of them, flush and use toilet paper, and then ask them to imitate for a few days. Now ask them to repeat the process on the toilet seat and watch them do it.
- If they seem uninterested in the potty training, try playing potty games with your toddler. Google the “Potty Games for Toddlers” and pick that might work best for your child. Now, try playing these games with your toddlers and reward them with candy or a toy if they win.
- After transitioning to the training pants, if your toddler is still having accidents, revert to diapers until they have gained some control over their bladder and bowel movements. After they have learned to resist the immediate urge, go back to the training underwear.
- If you don’t know how to start potty training, watch “potty training videos for parents” on YouTube and employ them on your little one. These videos enable parents to carry on the task flawlessly if they are newbies.
- When looking for a potty training chair for your toddler, always buy the best one with attractive cartoons or colorful characters on them. A multicolor potty will keep kids cheerful and ready to sit on.
Potty training is a worrisome task for parents doing it for the first time. However, the benefits are worth the nuisance. Potty training relieves parents from messy diapers as well as from recurring potty accidents. It is a lifesaving drill for kids later in the pre-school stage, and a great money saver for parents in the future. Also, potty training save kids from humiliation when he goes to preschool. They will be independent of potty accidents and gain control of their bladder and bowel movements for the rest of their lives.
The potty training process may seem like a challenge to you, but as a parent, you need to see it as an opportunity to teach your baby to control her bladder and use the bathroom on a daily basis. With the right tools and a working plan, your baby will start going to the potty in a few weeks.