They’re Showing Readiness Signs… How Do I Get Started with Potty Training? - My Carry Potty®

They’re Showing Readiness Signs… How Do I Get Started with Potty Training?

Posted by Amanda Jenner

Great! If your child is showing signs of readiness, here’s a simple guide to help you kickstart their potty training journey:

1. Gather the Essentials:

  • My Carry Potty: Choose a My Carry Potty based on your child’s preference, if they get to choose it will give them a sense of ownership and a bond, which will make training that much easier.
  • Training Pants or Nappies: Consider using training pants which are designed to catch small accidents while making your child feel like they’re wearing regular underwear. We offer a cute range of Training Pants based upon our potty designs.
  • Plenty of Fluids: Encourage your child to drink fluids throughout the day to practice using the potty regularly.

2. Create a Positive Environment:

  • Potty Training Setup: Incorporate a potty training setup in a place your child regularly visits and feels comfortable. Make the environment inviting and relaxing to encourage them to stay longer.
  • Easy Access: Dress your child in clothing that’s easy to remove quickly, such as loose-fitting pants with an elastic waist.

3. Establish a Routine:

  • Morning Routine: Start the day by taking your child to the potty as soon as they wake up. Explain that this is where they should go when they need to use the toilet.
  • Frequent Check-Ins: Set a timer for every 30 to 45 minutes to remind you to ask and encourage your child if they need to use the potty.
  • Encourage Independence: Teach your child how to pull down their pants, sit on the potty, and wash their hands afterward.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Praise your child for any attempts to use the potty, even if they don’t succeed right away. Celebrate small victories.
  • Stay Calm: If accidents happen, reassure your child that it’s okay. Accidents are part of the learning process.

4. Use Positive Language:

  • Avoid Scolding: Don’t scold or shame your child for accidents. Instead, reassure them that it’s normal and part of learning.
  • Praise Efforts: Offer praise and encouragement for using the potty correctly. Small rewards, like a sticker or a special treat, can be motivating.

5. Make It Fun:

  • Books, Videos, and Songs: Use educational books, videos, and songs about potty training to make the process more relatable and fun.

6. Transition Gradually:

  • Daytime Training: Start with daytime training and once your child is comfortable, gradually introduce nighttime training.
  • Use a Routine: Consistent potty routines help your child understand when and where to go.

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to successfully potty training your child. Remember, patience and consistency are key!

For more detailed tips and guidance, check out our Potty Training Magic Book and explore our full range of potty training essentials here.

Happy Potty Training!

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