Toilet Training Doesn’t Have to Feel Like a Burden

One of the hardest parts of toddlerhood for a toddler is probably potty training. It is also difficult for the parents. Did you know that it doesn’t have to be that way? You can tackle toilet training with a toddler and not ever have to consider it a burden. You simply have to know when a good time for it is and when to ask for help or put off doing it.
 
The Right Timing Matters!
 
When potty training your toddler, the last thing you need is a lot of confusion. Your primary focus should be them. Therefore, potty training when you are planning to go on vacation, moving to a new home, or nearing the delivery date of your child’s sibling is probably not the best time.
 
Things in your world, and your toddlers should be calm and casual. You should choose a weekend when you do not have a lot of distractions. This will allow you to focus on getting your child to the toilet when they need to be there, whether on a schedule or if you notice they are acting like they need to go.
 
Your Child Should Be Ready
 
Another part of potty training is to ensure that your child is ready. This will lessen the risk of frustration between you and your child, but it isn’t always easy to know when they are ready. Some things to look for include whether they can stay dry for a couple of hours, understand what it means to have a dirty diaper, and can follow or understand simple instructions. If they cannot do these things, it may be best to wait a little while longer. During the wait, you can do your part to talk and encourage them to want to use the big kid toilet.
 
When to Ask for Help
 
Have you ever heard that it takes a village to raise a child? When potty training, it is exceptionally important that you talk to everyone who knows your child. Pre-school teachers, grandparents, family friends, etc. should all know that you are going to try and tackle potty training. Then, ask them to help you if they are around your child during the toilet training process. If you know that they are going to keep up with frequent trips to the bathroom with your child, it will allow you to run errands without worry.

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