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If you’re like most parents, potty training your toddler feels a lot like fighting an uphill battle. But sometimes, advice from another parent who’s been there can be encouraging enough to pull you through. Here’s are tips from 10 parents who tackled toilet training:
From Ccgr: "What works well for us is this: Instead of saying "sit on the potty before we go to the library," I say, "After you have gone to the potty, we'll go to the library." Then I relax and do something else to make it seem like I have all the time in the world to wait. I want to give her the message that she knows her body best and that she has a choice. She can either sit on potty now and go to library, or not sit on potty and find something to do at home while waiting for that potty urge. Of course, I always choose things she loves like going outside on the swing or going to the library. I hope this works for you!"
Cltaytay1977 says she’s got a surefire way to reach toilet-teaching success. "Let your kid go naked around the house for a period of time during the day. Have a small potty chair you can bring in the family room with him. Have him sit often, read, watch a video, or play on or near the potty. If you catch him watering on the floor, be quick and get him on that potty! Be sure to reward him for potty success -- we use two M&Ms. After he gets very good at this, then transition him to cotton training pants and a potty schedule that has him going every 2 hours. Also,