Potty training 101: Help your child to use the loo!
Training your child to use the big pot is no mean task. Even the most patient parents are weakened in the potty training wars. However, it is not as hard if you follow the right steps. Here are some common potty training questions, answered.
1. Should I pick a seat or chair?
My suggestion would be to pick a seat so that kids will be habituated to use the big pot from the beginning and it’s a lot less messier. Pick the one with soft cushioning and handles..
2. When can we start?
You can start taking your child to loo when they are 3-4 months old. Hold them above the basin and make them pee there. You can make them sit on the potty seat once they can start sitting properly without support..
3. How to convince them to be in the loo for peeing and pooping?
Entertain them by giving them bottles, books, sing rhymes or anything which will keep them entertained to sit there.
4. What if they cry a lot or stop their pee or poop and if they get scared of using the loo?
Take a break of 3-4 days and make sure to take them to loo with you while you are peeing so that they will get comfortable with this idea. Don’t pressurize, let them take their time.
5. When will they start saying on it?
It may take a lot of time. You need to be patient, keep them diaper free and take them to the loo after every 30-40 mins even if they dont wanna pee..
6. How to let them know that it’s wrong to pee or poop outside?
Show them little anger or let them know that if you pee in pants then mumma won’t talk to you..
7. How to convince them for next time?
Clap for them for peeing in the loo, repeat how good a baby s/he is, may be reward them a little for listening to you!!
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