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.