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Guest post: Potty Training Tips for Busy Moms

You are a mom, wife, employee, maid, cook and chauffer. You have plenty of things on your plate. Every mother knows that potty training takes a lot of time and patience. You have to be committed to the training and be prepared for the frustrations that come with it. Here are a few tips that can help you along the way: 
Be sure they are ready: First and foremost make sure they are ready for the potty. This will save you tons of time if you find out they are or not ready. A lot of times parents push their kids to sit on the potty, but the child has to be right in the physical and mental state to start this process. Here is a list of things that will tell you that your child is ready for potty training:
  • 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!

Author Bio: Heather Smith is an ex-nanny. Passionate about thought leadership and writing, Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs/websites. She also provides value to hire a nanny by giving advice on site design as well as the features and functionality to provide more and more value to nannies and families across the U.S. and Canada. She can be contacted at H.smith7295 [at] 

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  1. Hey thanks Mrs! 😀

  2. Stopping by from Chaton’s World at . Love the potty training tips!


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