When it comes to Potty training a toddler, it can usually be major headache for many parents, especially first time parents. Potty training is usually messy, stinky, stressful, and time consuming.
Kids, aka: potty trainees, can also be very different from one another. I heard from some parents that their kids were super co-operative and that it took them relatively reasonable amount of time to train their little ones; but I also heard from some other parents that their kids gave them as much hard time as they could which caused multiple failed attempts.
Aydin has been potty trained for for a while now. Few moms I know asked me how I trained Aydin, so I just want to share with you guys the method that we used which helped us in training our boy in 2 full days! hopefully these tips can help some of you.
Looking back, It took me and my husband two full days to completely and successfully train Aydin; yes, I did say two full days! We thought it was a miracle at first, but we realized it is more as a result of our research and preparation.
So if you are wondering what our secret is, here are the tips:
1. It’s best if you dedicate one day to just be at home and focus on potty training so your little one can also be comfortable at home. This will help ease your kid’s transition into this whole new stage of going to toilet! So the first thing we did was strip the kid naked. Take all the clothing off the child, especially the underwear and pants; they have to be ready to go when pee comes! It makes it way more easier to train.
2. Be on the child very often. Ask the child every 10 to 15 minutes if they need to “pee” or “poop” and bring them to washroom. This reminds them and help develop a habit.
4. Buy portable baby urinal if you can and hang it on the bathroom wall for toddler boys; it makes life more easier for them. Aydin felt more comfortable peeing into the urinal rather than in toilets. I bought a pair of urinals from Amazon and they were life savers! This product not only saved us from regularly cleaning spills around the toilet, it also taught Aydin how to use a urinal from the get go. You can click the link here if you are interested!
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5. Use stickers or reward charts to encourage your kid about doing “number 2” inside the toilet or use them as rewards when the kid do so until they are fully trained. Once they have completed their training, give them little certificates to let them know that they have achieved their goals! We got these little certificates made for potty trained toddlers; Aydin was very happy about receiving them! You can make one for them on your own of course, but if you want to see the one we got, click the link here
➔ For readers from USA : Reward Chart
➔ For readers from Canada: Reward Chart
6. Never go back to using diapers! Even if potty training takes long time or it seems like it isn’t working, don’t go back to using diapers. Never give up and stick to your ground!
7. Use Soft Potty Seats to facilitate your kid’s number 2 process. Soft potty seat reduces the size of actual toilet seat so Aydin was able to sit comfortably without worrying about falling into the toilet backwards, LOL?. Also, soft potty seats give soft, warm, and comforting feeling to the little ones’ bums so they can do their business better. ? Click here to check out some cool soft potty seats!
➔For reader from USA: Potty Training Seat
➔ For readers from Canada: Potty Seat
8. My husband and I wanted to make sure Aydin doesn’t wet the bed, so we still got him to wear pull-ups during his nap & sleep time at night . But we realized that once he was out from the diaper after about a few days, he was able to hold on and tell us when he needed to go to the washroom. fortunately, we didn’t have to use pull-ups for too long. But every child is different; as long as they can go to the toilet when they’re awake, wait till they are totally ready before taking the pull ups off!
I hope the tips I mentioned here could help you and your babies to have an easier potty training experience!
Good luck!! Let me know if these tips worked for you. If you have more tips on potty training, please leave them in comment box below so more parents can benefit from them!
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