Nine Fun Ways To
Potty Train Your Child!
It is hard trying to figure out
when is the right time to potty train your child. Most
children are usually ready for potty training between
the ages of 18 to 24 months. During the whole potty
training process, parents should always try to keep
their sense of humors about them and keep things upbeat,
making potty training a fun time for the child. Here are
a couple of tips to get you started on potty training:
*Use a drink and wet doll
to demonstrate to your child how to go to the potty.
After you pour water into the doll's mouth, you can have
your child walk the doll to the potty chair, pull the
doll's underwear down, seat it on the potty and watch
the doll "pee". This is a good visual aid to motivate
your child to do the same.
*Give your child a lot of fluids so that he has to go to
the potty more often. The more often he goes, the
quicker the child will be potty trained, and the more he
will be trained to hold it in.
*If your child looks like she
wants to go, then take the child to the potty every
thirty minutes or so until he pees.
*If the child does not urinate right away, have him
remain seated on the potty for a couple of minutes and
maybe read a book together until he is ready to pee. You
could also try placing his feet in warm water or turning
on the faucet to encourage him to pee.
*Have your child look at
learning aids such as books, videos and DVDs as they are
an educational and fun introduction to potty training.
*Play games such as the blue and
yellow make green game. Put some drops of blue food
coloring into the toilet water, have your child urinate
and he will see the water turn green much to the child's
*Drop a couple of cheerios
cereal into the toilet water and have your child aim and
pee at them.
*Use charts and stickers to
positively encourage and reinforce the habit. You can
give stickers to your child for going to the potty,
sitting on the potty, peeing successfully into the
potty, or for been accident-free
*Use potty training toys such as
musical potty chairs that play tunes when your child
uses the potty, or potty training watches that vibrate
at a set time to remind your child that it's potty time.
*Get rid of the diapers and put
toilet training pants on your child for easier toilet
by Sue Jan
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