Admit it or not, many parents find potty training their kids quite a challenge. It can take years for some. Yes, it can get frustrating but with a little more patience and encouragement to your child, you’ll succeed in that aspect sooner than later.
Here are some fun ways you can do to ensure that your toddler gradually pees and poos on his own with no pressures from you.
The sticker chart may be ideal for girls. You can create a monthly chart sort of like a calendar and design it with your child’s favorite colors and cartoon characters. Then create or buy attractive stickers that she can put on the chart for every successful trip to the bathroom to pee or poo. This can make girls look forward to getting that sticker every time.
The coloring book is another incentive. Kids love to color so make sure you get a new coloring book with his favorite characters plus crayons. You can then encourage your child to color one page after every trip to the bathroom. That should give him or her the excitement every day.
You may also use books that can be read only inside the toilet. Make your child read his favorite book and then when he’s ready or when you see the signs, just take off the diaper and let him or her sit on the toilet bowl or his own toilet seat if you have one.
Another trick that works is to use a dye to the toilet water. Use the red or blue food coloring and let your child know that the color changes to green or orange when he or she pees or poos there. This will get the kid motivated to use the toilet seat.
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Originally posted on November 3, 2012 @ 5:20 am