10 Feb 2023 | 4 min Read
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Potty training can be a challenging time for both parents and children. It requires patience, consistency, and understanding from all parties involved. But, with the right approach and helpful tips, the process can be a smooth and successful experience.
Mums have been through the process multiple times with their own children and have learned what works best. With their wealth of experience and practical advice, they can be the ultimate resource for parents who are just starting their potty training journey.
That’s exactly what some mums who are a part of the Moms Of India group on Facebook did when a stressed mum, Almas Khan asked for tips on potty training her three-year-old daughter, who’s started going to a nursery school. Here’s what Almas wrote:
Some mums from the group were very quick and helpful in sharing tried-and-tested tips and tricks to help Almas. While mum Shreni Modi advised her not to expect miracles and continue using diapers for a while, mum Purnima shared that some children take more time to get potty trained than others. Another mum advised her to keep her daughter diaper free and to teach her to use the potty as and when needed. Deeba Shamin Jairajpuri shared that handing a book to her toddler while on the potty, and talking about things that interest kids like colours, their friends, and school helped to make her child sit patiently on the potty.
We agree that potty training is especially challenging when your child is starting school. You’re worried about them being prepared and confident using the bathroom. With the right approach and patience, potty training can be a successful and enjoyable experience.
Here are five top tips to help you and your child prepare for this transition.
Start Early: It’s never too early to start preparing for potty training. Start talking to your child about using the bathroom and encourage them to tell you when they need to go. You can also start using positive reinforcement, such as praise and rewards, to encourage good bathroom habits.
Children learn by example, so show your child how to use the bathroom by taking them with you when you use the restroom. Let them watch and ask questions about what you’re doing. This can help them feel more comfortable and confident when it’s time for them to use the bathroom on their own.
Establishing a routine is key to successful potty training. Encourage your child to use the bathroom at regular times, such as after meals or naps, and make sure they have easy access to the bathroom.
Potty training can be a fun and exciting experience for your child. You can use songs, books, or other activities to make the experience more enjoyable. You can also let your child pick out their own potty seat or special underwear to help them or feel more invested in the process.
Include things that your child may need in school like an extra pair of clothes, baby wipes and handwash, just in case they need to poop while in school.
Potty training is a process and it’s important to be patient with your child. Don’t pressure them or get frustrated if they have accidents. Instead, offer encouragement and support and remind them that using the bathroom is a big step towards growing up.
Follow these tips, to help your child feel confident and prepared for their day of school.