Toilet training is difficult and easy, isn’t it?
When you become a mother for the first time, sometimes you get confused and run out of ideas if your little one is tough to train.
Toilet or potty training can also be interpreted as teaching children to use the toilet properly at the right time.
When they are babies, kids rely on diapers when they want to pee or poop. However, they cannot continue to use diapers for a long time.
Therefore, toilet training needs to be taught so that your kid gets used to using the toilet properly.
When To Start Potty Training?
This question often arises when you feel that your child is starting to grow and does not need a diaper.
Children under 12 months cannot control when they want to urinate or defecate. At 12-18 months, some children begin to control the urge to defecate.
That’s said, toilet training can start when the child is 24 months to 30 months.
Toilet training In 3 Days
Because your goal is for your child to learn toilet training for three days, choose a weekend or an extended holiday to start this mission.
This makes it easier for you to supervise and train your child…
Toilet training for girls and boys is almost the same! The most important thing is that you need to be patient while teaching children.
Keep in mind, though; boys should start toilet training by sitting down first.
Take off your child’s diaper and pants when they wake up, and leave him half-naked in the lower body during the first day of toilet training.
In this way, the child can know when he wants to use the toilet, and it will be easy and quick to sit on the potty.
Toilets for adults may be too big for children. Thus, you can get a special toilet seat for your kid to make it easier to use.
Keep an eye on your toddler when he shows signs of the need to pee or poop. If he showed any sign, immediately take him to the bathroom.
Don’t leave your kid alone while trying to use the potty in the first few days…
Also, do not forget to teach him to wash his hands after sitting on the potty.
Always give words of motivation rather than yelling or scolding them. Giving a little praise can make him happy and excited to repeat the toilet.
Some children may find it strange not to wear a diaper during the first few days. In this case, encourage him with positive words, so he doesn’t feel afraid.
Second and Third Days
The second and third days are actually the same as the first day.
However, you can add some activities during the day to make your kid used to use the potty in various conditions.
You can take your children to the playground or take a walk. But, make sure the location you visit is close to public restrooms.
Don’t forget to bring a special portable potty seat for your kid to be comfortable all the time.
If it turns out that your child accidentally wets the bed during the toilet training period, don’t punish him.
Quickly change their clothes and give positive words, “Next time you do it in the toilet, okay?”
Before going out and after arriving home, ask the child to sit on the potty.
Some parents prefer to use potty training pants to prevent having big messes – especially when outside the house.
So always bring a lot of children’s clothes when traveling or visiting someone during the potty training period.
Pull-ups are also an option to use while on the go; it is designed to help parents transition from regular diapers to underpants.
Now, if you are planning to start potty training for your kid, we highly recommend you go through our guide to make it an easy mission for both of you!
Best of luck in this incredible mission..
Written By: Dema JS
Founder of newbabysmell.com and a mother of two little kids. Dema had her MBA from St. John’s University- NYC in dual concentrations: Executive Management and Marketing Management.