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Yesterday I shared our tricks to teaching kids about oral health habits. That is only one of a few hygiene
battles topics parents must face with their kids. Another is the dreaded potty training. Potty Training is the one milestone most parents dread. And for good reason. Seriously who wants to clean up all those messes when the child misses or just forgets?
Successful Potty Training Help
But just like with teaching kids to brush their teeth every day, potty training can be easy with the right tools.
- A ready child
- Treat rewards
- Foam soap
- I can do it potty chart
- Lots of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper
For us potty training was a challenge in our home due to Jade’s learning challenges. So it took much longer for her to be ready. An extra 3 years to be exact. Her brothers potty trained at 3 years. She potty trained last summer, right before she turned 6! But even though she was delayed, once she was ready it was super easy. And She was potty trained in 2 days!
So make sure your child is really ready to begin otherwise you will set yourself back.
For the week before you begin track how many wet diapers your child has and at what time of the day. You may find a pattern and this is where you should begin the potty training. Always set aside time to take your child potty around those times each day. You will have better odds of your child using the potty and developing the habit.
Kids need immediate rewards with potty training. So after a successful potty trip give a small treat. I keep little chocolate candies on hand just for this reason.
Then kids need long term goals too. And that is where the potty training chart and stickers can help. Track the successful potty trips with a sticker. This creates good potty habits to always wash hands after. You can use this fun FREE Potty Training Printable to help track.
Plus it helps the child to be excited to be successful long term. Start small with a trip for an ice cream cone or 20 minutes on the iPad after 28 stickers. Then a trip to the park or a play date after 56. And a big reward after they complete the chart (84 stickers!) like going out to lunch or a small toy.
Lastly just be patient with your child. We all know it is a bit tricky to potty train. I mean it’s not the most dreaded milestone besides teaching your child to drive for nothing! But at least you have a number of years to prepare yourself for the driving challenge. You have to face the potty training challenge first off. And it really is crappy (pun intended). But it can also be very rewarding when you have success!