It is quite exciting for a mother to train the baby for the toilet, sometimes draining as well—all you need to stay calm as you have to settle down the things for your child. First, being a mother, you need to realise this is time taking process and requires patience on your end.
Is your child ready for the training?
You might be able to notice the signs for toilet training when your child is around two years of age. Remember that each child has a different physical growth level, so we can’t compare them with each other. A mother can better decide when her child is physically ready for the process of toilet training.
What can be the signs?
Don’t force things to happen, waiting for the right time. Notice if your child can walk and sit for a short period. If he is becoming more independent, it is a positive sign to go ahead with the process. If he can indicate his poo or pee with some short words, it’s a green signal. Now, if he is following your small instructions likes” Give me this book,” he can pull up his shirts and pants. The most encouraging gesture for potty training is when the kid is unhappy to wear nappy. He might be trying to pull off a wet or filled dipper, which is also signals his need to go for training.
How to potty train a Toddler with a 7 days plan?
Here we will be talking about a few tips and tricks that can be quite helpful for the toilet training of your toddler. Let’s plan all the process in a seven days training session:
Day # 1: Preparations
The first step is to decide about buying a potty for your little one. You have several options in front of you, do some research from the available sources. Make is amusing for the baby; take him with you while buying one. It will help to create his interest in the new adventure of toilet training.
Involve family members in the process; they can positively take part to ease your burden. Few appraisals and encouraging gestures would work magically to the baby from an uncle, aunt, or grandparents.
Initially, you have to take the baby with you into the toilet and train him to sit on the potty fully clothed. It proves helpful in removing potty fear from a baby’s mind.
A good potty training book with interesting illustrations can be of great help. If not available, engage with some other toy or object.
During the first days, you may have to arrange many extra pants for the accidents. It is going to happen, so don’t need to stress out, plan early, and make arrangements.
Select some loose pants or trousers to make it easy for you and your baby. During the training, you have to pull it often, so easy clothing would be more feasible.
Day # 2: Make a schedule
Start with the morning, as most kids want to pee as they get up. Take the child straight to the toilet. Practice good hygiene often visits bathrooms can be a source of carrying germs around. Frequent hand washing can help to keep germs away.
If the toddler is happy and safe naked, let him for some time. The fewer clothes can cause fewer accidents that will help to develop the confidence of the child. Try to avoid nappies as much as you can during the 2nd day of the session.
Start practicing during outside visits; carry the potty in your car. Practice it during your stays; find restrooms to do the process.
Day # 3: Develop the habit
It is time to give your child confidence in his efforts. Use kind short phrases to pursue him for sitting on the potty often. The child might still be nervous or sometimes reluctant to practice, perhaps give him gentle reminders.
Praise him often if he made individual efforts to sit on the potty. Make sure to use sugar-free rewards, shiny stickers, or hand stamps are good options.
Keep going with travel practices, and here you have to show determination by sticking to the job. Your judgment can increase your success rate towards training your baby.
Day # 4 Independence
Try to make it a reminder free day; talk to him by giving small hints. Here your part is to observe keenly, whether the child is washing hands properly? Give him hugs for his independent struggle to use the potty. Your positive attitude is vitally important to keep your child motivated during the process.
Now you can go out with a nappy-free baby, take a good travel potty with you. Here you have to let him practice with some other family member as well, which is mandatory to learn.
Day # 5: Determination
Here you need to remind yourself about the consistency with your performance. As mostly after few days parents get lenient about the practices. The other cause can be that baby is losing focus for the practice. It can cause regression in the whole situation.
A Baby has diverse attention spans due to toys, TV, pets, and any other new activity at home. You have to understand that freaking out is not going to help at this point. Just calm down, if accidents are increasing, don’t need to get panic. Give baby some time to understand his body needs well.
Day # 6: Re-cap the plan
Success is quite near, so stay optimistic about your goal. Be stick with your schedule of giving reminders to the baby. Help him in the best possible way to keep his confidence high; your small sweet words can do the trick.
Now set your target for settling nappy free sleeping for the baby. Reduce liquid intake near evening times, ask more frequently about pee to get the child easy before a long sleep. If it goes well for three nights without wetting the bed, it is encouraging to start the toilet seat practice.
Day # 7: Motivation
Going through the process demands your mastery as a superhero. Every mother indeed tries her best to train the child before the school days.
Now it is not time to rest on your laurels for celebrating success rather be more proactive in attaining past efforts. Keep up the struggle by making your child happier and healthier than ever.
You might get success after this one-week effort to get your child trained for the toilet, If yes, Bravo!
If not, recall in your mind that every child has different mental and physical abilities. Sometimes children take months to learn it; taking stress will not do any good.
Relax and enjoy the motherhood blessings!