Guest post: Potty Training Tips for Busy Moms
- Regular bowel movements
- Staying dry for at least two hours
- Wanting big girl/boy underwear
- Poppy and wet diapers make them uncomfortable
- If they can undress and dress themselves
- Able to listen to instructions and comprehend
Keep positive: Approaching the potty training with stress and rush will only make it harder on you and your child. It’s best to make time in your schedule for the mornings and the evenings to focus on the potty training. Do not force it. Asking your child 52 times if they need to go potty will only annoy and frustrate them. Look for different facial expressions and watch them if they start to hold themselves. Once they do, casually ask if they need to go to the potty and walk with them. Keep calm and positive at all times.
Make it fun: You can start by reading them books at bedtime about potty training. There are tons of books about this subject. You can also make potty training a game, some parents tell the kids to ‘make rocks in the potty’ and that flushing is for ‘big kids’. Have fun with the names and the procedures. Reward them once they have done so and they will want to keep doing it.
The key to potty training is not to make it a big event in you and your child’s life. Making it part of your daily routine will help you juggle life and help your child climb the potty faster. Keep calm, make it fun and make sure they are ready. Good luck and happy training!