Potty training is one of the most important things for children since this will keep them and the house clean. If a child is trained well, everything will be easier for a mother like me because I will not get frustrated to clean the mess that could happen anytime and anywhere in the house. For cleanliness purpose, I have an intention to train my little child so that she can do her potty in the proper place. Some of potty training tips that I implement to my little girl are as follows.
Think about the age first
Before I start potty training my child, I consider her age whether she is ready or not. I start the training when she is 2 years old. I think this is the right time to start because she start to understand what I say. I introduce the training to her in a very simple words so she could remember and get what I mean. Keeping any of her good attitude would be very good start for the training.
Get the equipment for the training
In doing a toilet training, the first thing to prepare is a comfort potty chair. This chair will become the spot where she will do the potty during the training. I put the chair in the toilet and show her how to use by taking her to the toilet every time I use it. She copies what I do in the toilet giving me certain sign that my child start to understand what is the training all about. Now, she can do the potty business in her potty chair although sometimes she makes accident which is fine.
Give her incentives
Every time my child does the right thing that is doing her potty business in the potty chair, I give her certain reward or incentive. This kind or reward is very effective to encourage her to do right things. This makes everything easier because she has certain goal to get the reward. The reward is not always as things, this could be a praises, hugs and kisses. I’m very happy that the training could go well and my child gives her best understanding about it.
Finally, those simple tips can be followed by every mother for potty training boys or potty training girls that they have. All it needs is patience to guide the child to do the right things in doing potty so that the cleanliness of the house is kept well.
Keys for success potty training
I have a little boy and I wonder when to start potty training for him because I think he is old enough to have such training. I have some plans to keep my little boy on a potty training so that he will be able to do potty in the designated place. I know that this might take quite long time before he is independent and do everything in the toilet by himself.
Some people say that mothers can do the potty training in 3 days. But I think, 3 day potty training will not be enough to make him independent. There many things to do and these cannot be done in three days. However, I need to set the plans and easy guides for him so that he could understand the potty training that I try to make him understand. I follow some expert keys on how to potty train so that I will get my expectation from the potty training.
A potty chair
If there is a question “how to start a potty training?”, the answer will be “get a potty chair”. This is the first thing that I take into consideration before starting the training. This will become the “place” where my little child does his potty. This chair is specially designed for children for potty training purposes. I choose the most interesting one so that my child will get interested to use it. I also consider the comfort and safety of the chair so that my child will use it safe.
A new habit
After getting the potty chair, I always take my little boy every time I use the toilet. I place the potty chair in the toilet so that he will think that potty business should be done in the toilet. This is very important to keep such thought in my child’s mind so that he will get used to it easier. Every time my little boy does the potty in the toilet, I praise and kiss him as such reward. This works for him that he does the potty business in his potty chair since then.
However, I need several months to make it works. Potty training needs time and the mother’s patience. Sometimes my little child resists it that make me think that he might be not ready yet and should take a break. I will repeat the routine in several weeks after he is more ready. I do this cycle for three times before my little boy is trained well. Now, he always do the potty in the proper place and I can say that the training works.