Easy Steps to Potty Training

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Here are some of the Yasmin’s (Climbing Frames Staffer) top steps on how to Potty train your child.

Remember that you can’t force your child to use a potty. If they’re not ready, you won’t be able to make them use it. In time they will want to use it.
Don’t worry – You will get there one day!

    • Check for signs – Is your child ready? Does your child keep a diaper dry for more than two hours? He may be ready. Does he like to wear the potty on his head like a hat? He may not be.
    • Help your child feel comfortable. Let him run around with the potty nearby. Allow him to take a toy with him on the potty.
    • If your child is telling you they need their nappy changed you will know it is time to start Potty Training
    • Set up a routine. Try to get your child to go potty every hour
    • Make it fun. Dance and cheer
    • You will usually know when your child is likely to have a poo. So sit them on the potty
    • You will know your child is ready when they ask to wear normal pants.

Toddlers can’t go ‘just in case’ before a long journey, so they will probably want to go when you’re travelling at 70mph along the motorway. Take a potty with you but don’t risk life and limb to avoid a puddle in the car.

Always take changes of clothing – more than one.
Children should have their clothes changed promptly – it’s horrid to sit in soaked or soiled pants.

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