Your baby is already used to pooing in his diapers and that is more convenient than having to learn another way. This is what makes potty training hard.
To potty train your toddler, you require hundred percent attention and dedication. Your toddler will not like it at first but if you are able to follow the three-day guide to potty training your toddler, you and your child will be happy at the end of the three day period.
Things to look out for to know your child is ready for a potty are;
- Your baby wouldn’t be comfortable in a wet diaper or doesn’t want to wear diapers
- Your baby is showing interest in sitting on the toilet seat or potty
- Has a predictable toilet time
- Ability to make himself understood
- Calling your attention when he wants to poop or urinate
If you are able to pay attention and understand these signs then you are on the first step to potty training your child.
You should know that during the three day potty training period, you and your toddler will not be going out.
Choose a convenient time in which you would be able to take the three days to spend with your child in the house and if you are working, you either ask for a three-day leave or you chose a weekend and take Friday off work so that you can have Friday through Sunday.
Let’s get into the how of the 3-day potty training method
Take off your child’s diaper in the morning and tell him that, “today is your final day with diapers. Tell diapers bye-bye”. This is to bring him into the process.
Bring him the potty and tell him to wee or poop into the potty because there are no diapers anymore to take care of that.
Get your little one breakfast with lots of fluid because you want to stimulate him to urinate often. You can check my list of 16 super simple toddler meals that you can get done in few minutes.
When he is done with his food and drinks take him to where the potty is and get him to sit on it. He might get to wee-wee. Go about your routines together and play, as usual, watch your cartoons but no going out.
Every fifteen minutes, walk your little one to the potty. Keep his sipping close by and offer him regularly. Do this consistently for the three days you stay together.
When its dinner time, stop all liquids and anything he snacks on. Take him to the potty one last time before he goes to bed.
Wake him up at a time convenient for you to be consistent within the night and take him to his potty to urinate.
Go through this routine for the remaining two days.
Accidents can happen and your baby can poop on the floor or wee outside the potty. Don’t get worried or upset about it.
It is also fine to consult other parents on how their potty training period went before you embark on yours so that you can be more informed and prepared for what you might meet. Remember to stock up on drinks because you would need lots of it.
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