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Potty Training is one of those times in your life where it can be tiny baby steps for awhile to help reach the successfully dry moments.
Start with Patience. I remember taking a deep breath knowing that with patience and time it would all work out. This is a tremendous milestone for your little one and you.
When I read Dr. Laura Jana’s tips on potty training, I couldn’t agree more.
Show Your Team Spirit. With my oldest, I was the coach and we were the team. Then after my second and third child, we all got involved in supporting the potty trainee. If you all stay calm in the face of accidents, it becomes a stress free time for your child to know it is ok to try again.
Be Prepared. Have all the necessary items on hand to make potty training as easy as possible. I had training pants to help my daughter feel successfull.
That’s why I’m happy to partner with Pampers, whose Easy Ups training pants are designed to help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with a more underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter wherever they happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight.
Celebrate every win. As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their setbacks. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with and clean up any messes, and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s efforts and successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.
Watch for signs of readiness. These signs of readiness typically include using their words to express themselves, toddling their own way to the bathroom, pulling down their own pants, saying they want to use the “big potty,” and being aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping, characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to go. I had a a much easier time with my girls training for pooping. They immediately did not like to have a messy diaper and were ready to sit on the potty. It took a lot longer to train for the sensation of peeing.
Start making connections. To start potty training, I ordered all potty training books and videos from my local library. We immersed ourselves in potty stories, songs and videos. Singing songs from the videos and talking about the potty through reading stories helped us be ready.
Dr. Jana says that making up a fun song or reading engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a more welcome and eagerly anticipated activity.
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