Monday, 22 February 2016

How to start potty training

Using a potty is a new skill for your child to learn. It’s best to take it slowly, be patient and go at your child’s pace.
Children are able to control their bladder and bowels when they're physically ready. Every child is different, so it's best not to compare your child with others.

Good sign for start with potty training

If you are coming from a walk after about 2 hours and the diaper is dry.
Try potty training when there are no great disruptions or changes to your child's or your family's routine. It’s important to stay consistent, so you don’t confuse your child.
How to start potty training
Choose comfortable, stable and easy use potty. Leave a potty where your child can see it and explain what it's for. Using your child’s toys to show what the potty is for can also help. You can put also some nice sticker on the potty to motivate your child.

You could see if your child is happy to sit on the potty for a moment, just to get used to it, when you’re changing their nappy, especially when you’re getting them dressed for the day or ready for bed at night.
After few days, you should be offering potty at regular intervals, cca. 20 minutes after a meal.
Having a potty-themed book to look can help your child sit still on the potty and start understand.


 Peek-A-Poo: What’s In Your Diaper? (originally titled Mag Ik Eens In Je Luier Kijken?) is a 2010 picture bestseller book for children pertaining to toilet training, catered to children of ages two to five, written and illustrated by Guido van Genechten

Some children with long-term illnesses or disabilities find it more difficult to learn to use a potty or toilet, but it's important not to avoid potty training for too long. 
Most important is to stay calm, patient, polite, praise your little one and tell them that accidents happen!