For every mother it seems that it is simply impossible to teach a baby to a pot. But it only looks like that… – to accustom the child to a pot can be much easier than you think. Patience and perseverance will help you in this, as well as a correct approach to your child. And of course few secrets about how to teach your toddler to a pot… All we need is to turn potty time into a magic trick!
How to accustom a child to a pot gradually
1. Do not scold or shout at the child.
The most important rule on which parents should be based with the goal is to accustom the boy(or girl) to a pot to be gentle, to be understanding. It is important to not shout at the child when he does not understand anything and what to do. If you will be too sharp and cruel in relation to the baby, he may never learn to do his stuff on the pot, because fear will always win.
Let the child know that in the fact that he takes a long time to study, there is nothing to worry about, that this is quite normal. Pay attention to the behavior of your child. The behavior of the child is more important than age. Desire to go to the toilet in a child can be as follows:
– redness of the face;
– the tension of the whole body;
– the child can hide somewhere and start push.
2. Timing Is Everything
Are you counting down the days to the toilet transition? Or maybe you’ve already dabbled in a few less-than-successful attempts? Either way, we heard one thing again and again: Your kid has to be good and ready. And don’t worry, he will be someday. No child is going to graduate high school in diapers.
Once you’re convinced your kid’s ready to ditch the diapers (watch for signs like showing an interest in the bathroom, telling you when she has to go, or wanting to be changed promptly after pooping), try any of these tricks to make it easier.
3. Engage your child.
Every time you see these signs or one of the signs, suggest that the baby sit on the potty. Even if he does not want to go to the toilet, let him begin to get used to such a thing as a pot. To teach the girl to the pot, you can hang something bright and attractive on the pot. For example, near the pot you can put favorite toy of your baby. So, the girl, after seeing her favorite doll or any other toy, will run to the pot.
When teaching a boy put his favorite toy near, let him draw something or watch a book… Turn on your mommy’s fantasy!
4. Target Practice
Getting your son to learn the standing-up could be a hard thing , so try to turn it into a game. For example put few Cheerios in the potty and tell him to aim at them when he will pee. Every time he will do it right, give him a prize .
How to teach a child to a pot in one day
Understand what your child likes.
I must say that this is a difficult mission. But still, possible. If you need to accustom a child to a pot for a short period, come up with the most interesting methods for this.
For example, use the game preferences of the child. You can put the child on the pot and invite him to play some entertaining game. While he is sitting and enjoying the game, chances are that he will want to go to the toilet. And voila – the toilet is already under it.
Get rid of diapers.
Another rule is important: if you want to disaccustom the child to go to the toilet in panties, do not wear diapers, forget about diapers altogether. When the baby goes to the toilet in panties, it becomes uncomfortable to walk in wet pants.
Therefore, he will soon understand – something is wrong and he will want to change it. When you go for a walk, offer to sit on the pot. For a walk take with you another panties and pants. During a walk, ask to go to the toilet or ask every fifteen minutes about his desire to go to the toilet.
What pot should I buy?
If you wanna buy the right pot than do it with your child, so that he can sit and see if he likes it. If there is no possibility to take the child with you, make a measurement of the volume of the baby. The pot should be comfortable, light and portable. The best option is a plastic pot. Color choose according to the one which your toddler likes. If he likes bright colors – take a bright pot. If your child likes more calm tones, buy a pot of white or beige color.
That’s the whole science of baby pots. The most important thing for you is to be calm, restrained and patient. . . rejoice in each small success of your baby and then everything will turn out for both of you! I believe in you!