HOW TO: Potty Train Your Tot Successfully this Summer

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Is Your Child Ready?

Before you start buying portable potties, training pants, or anything else, make sure your child is ready. If your child shows interest in the toilet or in wearing underwear, can understand directions, can let you know she needs to use the potty, can pull her pants up and down herself, can sit down and get up from the potty, then she may be ready. Do not force it. If your tot isn’t ready, try again at a later date.

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The Right Kind of Training Pants

One of the most important factors in potty training is getting the right training pants. For the day time, you want to have reusable training pants, that resemble underwear, and that aren’t fully protected so your child can feel whether they are wet or not. You can go straight to underwear too. If you are going out of the house or during the night, you’ll want a training pant that won’t leak, but still feels like underwear so your child doesn’t get confused. Skip disposable training pants — they are too similar to diapers!

Allow your child to help pick out his training pants or underwear and allow him to choose which pair he wants to wear at each change. He will feel more independent by making his own choices, which will make him feel like a big kid.

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2 Responses to “HOW TO: Potty Train Your Tot Successfully this Summer”

  1. says:

    My son owns a pair of training pants with Sesame Street characters in them. He uses them during the day and hates getting the characters wet. It’s funny but I’m glad that he’s learning to potty train independently. He’s only 3 years old.

  2. says:

    What worked for my son is the 3-day potty training method. The first day was the hardest for me as I monitored him for around 25 to 30 minutes and looked for signals that he’s about to pee or poo. I’m glad my son is transitioning well from using the potty trainer into toilet bowl equipped with potty seat.

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