5 Potty Training Tips for Every Parent
It’s a stage in toddler-hood that every parent can’t wait for, and at the same time, dreads. That’s right – potty training! Today we have five helpful tips to try to make the potty training processes easier for parents.
Sing their praise and make them proud of their accomplishments – Make sure they know how proud of them you are for doing big-kid things and soon they will be bragging about their potty activity to everyone.
Use a fun potty – Using fun potty training potties makes it less of a chore and more of a fun activity for children. Children get delight out of flushing to the encouraging words of Elmo with the Elmo Adventure Potty or Abby Cadabby.
Use a target practice – Some parents have found that by placing an object, like cheerios, in the toilet their little boys are less likely to make more of a mess. With the Contours Stand Up Trainer there is a colorful target to help give your child something to help them transition from training into using an adult toilet.
Make it fun – Try dying the toilet water blue or red. After they have gone to the bathroom, the color will change to green or orange!
Use treats and surprises as a reward – Pick up a few goodies at the dollar store or a special snack that they will be rewarded with only after they have used the bathroom.
What did you find helpful while potty training your child? Share your own tips here!
Posted August 20, 2013