Potty training is a hard time for everyone! It is a time when poop, quite literally sometimes, hits the fan. Here are a few trips to make the process a little more fun and a whole lot easier.
Frequent Trips to the Toilet
When you feel like your child is ready, start taking them to the toilet every 10 minutes or even 5 minutes if necessary. Then slowly push it to 15 minutes, then 20, and so on. This will be annoying and tiring at the beginning, but totally worth it!
Embrace the Nudist Within
Your child is less likely to pee on themselves if they are naked. So if it is summertime and you’re home, let them run around naked. This way they will remember to use the potty!
Sometimes making up a little story about how them pooping in the toilet is beneficial will really help a lot. Tell them that there are little minions living in the ground and feed on poop. If he doesn’t poop into the toilet they will starve and die.
“Your child is less likely to pee on themselves if they are naked.”
Befriend the Toilet
Make them comfortable with the toilet before potty training them. A toilet can be quite scary for your tiny little child. You can pretend to be using the toilet and let them learn by watching, and maybe sit on it while brushing their hair or tying their shoes.
Make the diaper changing process just as annoying for them as it is for you. Find a tiny task for them to do while they’re getting their diaper changed. This will be enough to make them want to stop.
“Find a tiny task for them to do while they’re getting their diaper changed.”
Tried and Tested Tips from Real Mommies!
Heba El Gohary
“Personally, I improvised a song and dance whenever he really did pee in the toilet”
Try to make it fun. Personally, I improvised a song and dance whenever he really did pee in the toilet. That made him laugh.
Entertain him while he is sitting on the toilet: books, songs. Also, motivate him; I prepared a transparent jar of candy (not too sweet) to be given to him only if he peed in the toilet.
“you can also put their teddies on the potty and pour a bit of water in it”
The first tip is don’t stress about other people’s kids and what age they were potty trained because there’s always someone who had their kids trained really early and every child is different.
Give them lots to drink and stay home for a couple of days, you can also put their teddies on the potty and pour a bit of water in it!
Sarah El Meligy
“at the beginning they spend a lot of time on the potty, so you don’t want them to get sick”
Start potty training during the summer, your baby will be changing a lot during the day and at the beginning they spend a lot of time on the potty, so you don’t want them to get sick!
“make sure to take them to the toilet once in the middle of their sleep”
You need to be patient, but it usually takes 3 days for them to get the hang of it. Don’t give them fluids at least an hour before they go to bed and make sure to take them to the toilet once in the middle of their sleep.