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Potty training is a major milestone. Get the facts on timing, technique and handling accidents.
Potty training can be challenging and seem like such a big milestone to reach. It's easier than it may feel. It's also possible in a short period of time.
Is it time?
Potty training success hinges on physical, developmental and behavioral milestones, not age. Not every child is exactly ready when you are so watch for signs that they just may be ready. Many children show signs of being ready for potty training between ages 18 and 24 months. If you start too early, it might take longer to train your child.
Some early signs that your little one may show when their ready :
If your child isn't showing interest or readiness don't rush the process, especially if your child is about to face a major change, such as a move or the arrival of a new sibling.
Let your child's motivation, instead of your eagerness, lead the process. Try not to equate potty training success or difficulty with your child's intelligence or stubbornness. Also, keep in mind that accidents are inevitable and punishment has no role in the process. Plan toilet training for when you or a caregiver can devote the time and energy to be consistent on a daily basis for a few months.
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Ready, set, go! When it's time to begin potty training:
Nighttime training, Nap time and nighttime training typically takes longer to achieve. Most children can stay dry at night between ages 5 and 7. In the meantime, use disposable training pants and mattress covers when your child sleeps.
Accidents will happen To handle accidents:
Remember potty training can be both stressful on both you and your child. This is a big milestone for them to achieve. Be proud and alway's reward their progress. Rewarding a child's progress can encourage them to wanna do more to be rewarded.
Ways to reward:
The more you reward the more their motivated and eager to win some more. This is a win win for both of you. Good Luck with your potty training journey!