Potty Training: 10 Real-Mom Ways to Toilet Train

Carol has found a trick that helps: "Practice at home with a portable seat to put on a big toilet. This way, your kid is comfortable on the seat, and the grown up potty seems less intimidating. Also, I would allow one or two trips to the potty, but not 5. If she seemed afraid, "practice pretend" at home. Or, if she just likes to check out strange potties, put a limit on the amount of trips. Our boys used to like to do this too, especially in a "grown up" restaurant where things tended to get a bit boring. That way, the kids take potty training seriously. When they’re taken, they’re expected to go!"

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