When it comes to potty training your toddler it can become quite frustrating for you both. But before that happens or if it already has we have some great potty training advice to get things going or to get back on track!
Things To Keep In Mind While Potty Training
Let’sTalk About It:
First and foremost you need to talk about the potty and/or read books about using the potty. This can help children to relax and feel more comfortable about trying to go on the potty. Oftentimes it can be an embarrassing time for little ones. Talking about the potty and reading about it can help to normalize the potty more.
It is extremely important for both you and your child that you set reasonable & realistic expectations. Experts strongly support that children will potty train when they are ready. Forcing it or forcing them to go beyond their own limits will actually do more harm than good. And putting your child on the potty before they are ready will only help to frustrate and discourage you both.
While little rewards can definitely help when potty training it is also important that you don’t go to overboard with rewards. Instead, look to give small incentives that coincide with your child’s readiness to potty train.
Talk To Your Pediatrician:
It is always great to seek advice as well as discuss any potty training concerns with your child’s pediatrician. They can help to reassure you as well as diagnose any potential issues you feel your child is experiencing.
Don’t Expect Results 24/7:
It is also important to keep in mind that you will not have perfect success every day. There will be accidents and probably a few bedwetting incidents but remember…it is ALL PART OF THE PROCESS.
Potty training can be very frustrating for you as a parent, but try to keep in mind that not only is it frustrating for your child, it can be new and intimidating too. Take your time and listen to your child. They will know when they are ready to potty train and as experts say you should definitely listen to their readiness before attempting to even begin potty training.