Successful Potty Training Tips

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Is your child ready to start potty training? How can you tell? Typically a child will stay dry for longer periods of time, will be uncomfortable in a wet or soiled diaper and/or will let you know when they just had a bowel movement or peed in their diaper and asked to be changed.
This doesn't usually happen until the child is well over two years old and sometimes not even until age 4.
(Boys usually take a bit longer than girls do.
) Potty training a child that is ready is quite simple with the right techniques and attitude.
The number one most important tip is to make it fun for the child and to not make a big deal of accidents.
When he has successfully used the potty, whether it is the first time of the 20th time, make a huge fuss over it.
Give him some sort of reward, but it doesn't necessarily need to be a tangible reward it can be lots of clapping, jumping up and down, and lots of praising.
Kids will do whatever it takes to make their mom's happy and they will also do whatever it takes to get a big rise out of their parents.
If they have an accident, and the parent makes a big fuss over it guaranteed, it will happen again and again.
However, if the accident is ignored, no attention or mention of the accident at all, then it becomes a passing memory and unlikely to happen more often than successful potty trips.
Another good tip is to stop using diapers and don't even start using other types of disposable training pants.
Instead, go straight to cloth training pants, preferably in a favorite cartoon character that way they won't want to mess up their favorite character.
Sometimes, training can happen in as little as a week if you are really focused, although sometimes it can take a few weeks or even longer.
To speed up the process, ply him with lots of liquids and take potty breaks every hour, on the hour.
Once he sees what you want, and how you react to it actually happening, he will get the hang of it.
Next step is to have a successful poop in the potty.
That one may take a little while longer but it is the same process as initially starting potty training.
Your frustrations may want you to put him back into diapers or use disposable training pants until he gets the hang of having a bowel movement in the potty, but don't despair, it will happen.
Experts say that children see a bowel movement as a part of them being disposed of, or thrown out.
That's a bit far fetched.
Having a bowl movement in the potty is something that they can control.
If you are successful in allowing your child to have some choices in his young life, as in what he can wear that day or what he can eat for lunch, then he won't need to have control over his BMs.
Children are smart little cookies!
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