Potty training is tough and difficult for the parents to handle but if you have some patience and tricks then you can easily potty train your kids within no time. It does not have to be hard or stressful but we can actually make it fun for our kids.
Just remember that – You can do it.
Some tips for potty training are as below:
- Let them know that it’s Natural
Sitting on a potty seat or going to a bathroom can sometimes be weird for the kids. We need to make them understand that this is natural and a daily process so that they get used to it.
- Reward them and Praise them
Kids are always motivated with the rewards so make sure that you put this habit to reward them for every good thing that they do so that they understand that it’s something that they should do it and will also put an effort. Balloons, stickers, gems, biscuits are some easy rewards for the kids.
- Make it fun
Any activity that the kids do needs to be fun and colorful. So invest in a potty seat, which looks colorful, has some kind of music in that or you can read potty themed books for kids, or make potty time as story time and tell them a story. This will make them habitual to the routine along with fun.
- Timing is everything
Even after making many attempts, if your child is not getting used to potty seat or bathroom then it means that the kid is still not ready. There is always a time for everything and your kid needs to be ready for potty training too and hence go easy with the child and do not force too much. Instead, you can wait and try again after some days.
- Track progress
Many kids respond better when they see themselves progressing and hence make sure that you track their progress. You can make a colorful chart with points or a progress reports with some interesting stickers and drawings. This will motivate them to do better and you achieve the goal.
- Never ask “Do you need to potty?”
Never asks questions that will give a choice whether to go for it or not. Instead, always use statements like, “Come, Lets potty” or “It’s potty time now” or “let’s race to the bathroom.” These statements will encourage them to potty and set a routine as well.
You will have to figure out what works best for your little one and it takes time and patience.