One of the toughest and most scariest milestones any parent faces as their babies become toddlers, is the daunting thought of potty training. Most parents simply do not have the time to travel with toddler in hand to go "potty" every five minutes. Yet, the money that can be saved on diapers each month brings a smile to ones wallet.
There is, however, an easy way to make potty training less of a nightmare and more of an achievement to both parent and toddler. Start with simply letting your child walk around the house a few hours a day without a diaper. This gives the child the feeling of being free from obstructions such as a wet diaper. If they have an accident, explain to them that each time it happens, they should tell you and you will take them to the bathroom. Explain to them that they are going to be such a big boy or girl by going to "potty". It will only happen a few times before they realize the sensation. This usually only takes two to three days. With only a little effort, the first step to potty training can be a breeze!
Once they are conscious about going to the bathroom, you can start taking them with you to the bathroom whenever you go. By seeing your example, they will quickly realize what to do. Let them wear their own underwear. That gives a child the sense of being grown up and responsible. Do not forget to praise them! It makes them feel like they are big and any child loves praise!
There will be some accidents along the way, but it is important to deal with it in the right way. Do not reject or shout at them if it happens, simply help them in the right direction by explaining the concept of the potty. By shouting at them, they are easily scared off by the fact of going to the potty.
Make going to the potty fun. Take their favorite book and read it to them or a toy to play with. You will soon see that they would go to the bathroom for their usual book reading session.
Potty training does not have to be difficult, it can be as easy as one, two, three! #Children