Knowing when and how to potty train your child can be complicated and each child’s progress may be completely different. With no absolute science to getting it right, keeping in mind broad tips can often be a more appropriate and effective way to prepare for the process. Here, we take a look at basic potty training tips to help new parents understand when children are ready and navigate the potty training process.
It’s important to make sure that your little one is ready for potty training, and not try to coerce them into it before they are ready. Some children may be ready to begin potty training by 2 years of age and others may not be ready until three. The main thing to remember is the signs that your child might show. These may include:
Showing signs of discomfort in wet nappies
More time in between using the nappy
Intrigue at other children using the potty
If your child verbalises the need to go to use their nappy or having just used it
One of the most important things to do when potty training your child is to allow them to lead. Allowing your child to influence the choice of the potty, allowing them to use it when they need and not making a big deal if they don’t use it is always a good strategy. Let your child go at their own pace.
Having more than one potty available in your home is a good idea to ensure that there’s always one to hand! Keep one upstairs and one downstairs in the bathroom and the bedroom. This can help ensure your child can use the potty if they want to.
Reward your child’s progress in their potty training! By encouraging children with reward stars and praise, you can help them actively want to go to the potty and improve their confidence.
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