So you've decided you are ready to take the step and begin. The only problem is, you don't where to start potty training your toddler. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to get your toddler ready for potty training. Follow these simple steps and once you do begin the process of toilet training, your child will be prepared for success.
Follow these 'Get My Toddler Ready for Potty Training' Tips:
- Avoid pull-ups. These can often make potty training more confusing for your child, and in fact may make the transition to the potty that much more difficult.
- Gradually reduce the amount of liquid your child consumes before bedtime. Once you begin the process, this is something you will need to do, so by starting in advance, you will lessen the risk that your child will put up a fuss.
- Begin modelling for your child how to use the toilet. If your child is curious, have him flush the toilet for you. If possible, have a parent or relative of the same-sex show your child how to use the potty - since boys and girls learn by imitation, it helps to have someone who looks like them show them what to do.
- Do not force your child to sit on the potty if he/she is resistant. By doing so you, you put your child at a high risk for regression. Instead, work on building positive associations for your child with regards to the potty.
For more information on this subject, read potty training your toddler. Once you feel your child is ready to begin, all you need is my potty training technique to help you reach your goal. Just 3 days and you're done!