Tuesday, 6 September 2016

How to potty train your child successfully in a week?

Yes!! You can do it!

Trust me, potty training doesn’t have to be hard or stressful ^_^ Even as a first-time single mom with no dad in the house to help out, I managed to potty train my daughter in less than a week (actually, 5 days!), and you can too. Read on to find out how I did it.

Potty Train In Sessions
Potty training can be started off between 18 months old and 24 months old. Potty Train in Sessions means that you’ll need to train your child in the morning and afternoon for a few hours at home. Let him eat, drink and play as normal, but every 15 minutes put him on the potty. At the end of a session, revert back to a diaper or pull-up and go on with your day. When you get home, have another session. On the third day, go for an all-day session. If you leave the house, have a spare potty in the car or visit places you’re sure have public restrooms.


Try Naked Time

Let your child naked, or in just a T-shirt at home. Because he’s not wearing a diaper or underwear, he’ll have no place to put his pee or poop; he needs to put it somewhere—in the toilet would be a good idea! When he does put it in the potty, make sure you both have an encouragement action i.e. clapping hands and cheering with songs.


Give a Reward (and be Creative!)

Stickers, stamps on the hand, bubbles or a single M&M are all good potty prizes. Kick it up a notch by taking your child to the dollar store so he can pick out a super-special potty prize for a training milestone like the first full day in undies or staying dry overnight. Food prizes like a pizza party for dinner or ice cream sundae bar for dessert (set out sprinkles, gummy bears and cherries in bowls, and let your child create his own sundae) are also great ideas. If you don’t want to spend money, look around your house for an art project you can do together and display it so he can show off his “potty prize.”


Take It on the Road

Get a portable potty that your child can use in the car or discreetly at the park. Potty Toppers come in handy when he needs to use a public restroom. Wipes and spare clothes are also important to store in the car and in your child’s cubby at school. Buy a few cheapie pairs of pants so you always have a clean set when you need them.


Limit Bedtime Drinks

Lay off milk and juice at least an hour before bedtime to help your child stay dry at night. That might mean you serve a later dinner so your child’s full and doesn’t need more food and drinks right before bed. Remember, nighttime training often comes later than daytime training; you might want to focus on one at a time so you don’t overwhelm your kiddo. It’s fine for her to start off sleeping and napping in a pull-up. She’ll likely wake up dry if you reel in the drinks, and soon she’ll be ready to hit the sack in underwear.

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