10 Things to Consider When Potty Training Your Child

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It’s every parent’s major milestone when it comes to child rearing. Ending the diaper era and establishing independence when it comes to using the toilet. There’s a lot of variables to consider though if you’re in the verge of starting potty training. Best to consider each wisely.

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Is it your child’s time?

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It’s not necessarily about a specific age (although some show interest in between the ages of 2 and 3) but more on physical and emotional readiness. The road to successful potty training is often marked with patience – and lots of it. Try to speed things up too early and it might take longer.

 

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Is it your time?

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Remember that this is not just a one-shot lesson or a weekly curriculum that your child will get. If you’re in the middle of a stressful situation or involved with other things like renovating your house, in the middle of a crucial project at work, or in a tight traveling schedule, best to reschedule it when things have cooled down.

 

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Can your child understand basic directions?

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If she can and follow them most of the time, it’s one of the signs that she may be ready for a bigger responsibility.

 

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Have you looked into the right equipment?

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Planning in advance always has its benefits. Know whether you’d want to buy a child-size potty chair or invest on a special adapter seat instead (make sure it attaches well to  your regular toilet and get a stool to go with it).

 

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Observe your child’s behaviour.

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Is he able to tell you through facial expressions, posture or words when he needs to go? Is he always complaining about dirty or wet diapers? Does he seem interested in the toilet or in the potty chair (if you’ve already bought one)?

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Are you ready for a demonstration?

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It’s no secret that children learn best by imitation, so you better get your act and script ready when showing your kid how to do it in the bathroom. Not just once, but multiple times. Seeing you and hearing you talk through the process will help your child a lot.

 

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Is your child comfortable with the potty chair?

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Some kids have trouble gettting acquainted with it for the first time. Constant exposure, talking about it and even playing with it can help. Check if she’s able to sit on (even with her clothes on) and rise from it with ease and comfortability.

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The pants test

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Observe if your child can pull down his or her pants and then pull them up again. Remember as well that when potty training starts, adding training pants can go a long way as your kid can actually feel if she poops or pees in them.

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The dry test

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If you notice your toddler can stay dry for two hours or longer at daytime, it can be a sign that he or she is ready.

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Has your patience level upgraded?

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It’s best to say it twice. You’re going to need patience and lots of it to help you conquer this mountain. Bear in mind that setbacks may occur here and there, along with possible accidents before your child finally gets the hang of it. Arm yourself with lots of compassion and love. Remember that you’re making precious memories, it’s about the journey and in the end it will all be worth it.

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