How to potty train your child in 3 days
There is some level of excitement in every parent’s heart when their child learns how to use the bathroom. Getting them to learn how to do that is usually the tough process. Potty training is a phase that kids have to go through and depending on how you do it, it can be tough or seamless. Learn how to potty train your child in three days in this article.
You can’t just wake up and start potty training. You need to prepare and prep the child psychologically for what you are about to do. Clear your schedule for these three days as you will pretty much be pre-occupied with this activity. Many parents prefer doing this over the weekend, particularly if they hold a 9-5 job.
Level 1 (Day One)
This is an important day as this is where it all starts. Most of the actions conducted on this day will most likely be duplicated in the next 2 days.
Let them be bare-bottomed
This is the day where a lot of activities will be happening. When the day starts, let the child run around the house bare bottomed. Do not put diapers or underpants on. You will need to keep them in your focus so that they do not soil the house.
Keep the potty in view
Show them the potty and let them know what you are going to do that day. We kept our little potty in the kitchen so he could see exactly where to go while playing in the living room.
Give them a lot of drinks
Drinks will force them to go to the toilet many times. Have the potty in a place that is easily accessible and visible. When they look like they want to go, rush them to the potty. It does not matter if they will pee or poop.
Level 2 (Day 2)
If they succeeded in pooping in the potty the first day, do not let them forget. Let the other family members pile on the praises as well.
Make the trips regular
In this day, establish a routine and take the child to the potty after specific minutes. For instance, you can take them every 30 minutes whether they look like they want to go or not. Keep them there for some time. Having their favorite book to hold and read can help keep them contained on the potty.
Offer incentives when they poop
If they poop in the potty, offer them a small candy or something that will make them feel like they have done something wonderful. My son would do anything for a gummy bear ;) Making a sticker chart on the wall near the potty can also work. Go to the dollar store and buy stickers with their interests (my son loved Cars).
Keep the drinks and food coming
Do not stop supplying the food and drinks. What will they poop if this stops?
Accidents are going to happen. Do not get angry or scold your child if they don't make it. They sense your frustration and will give up! Positive vibes will advance your child! Encourage them that next time they will make it on the potty chair and talk about how yucky it feels to pee themselves. As horrible as it sounds, let them sit in the wetness for a bit. They have never felt that feeling wearing diapers and how uncomfortable it is.
Level 3 (Day 3)
This is the last day. If you were lucky, they are probably already heading to the potty by themselves.
Keep encouraging them
Keep encouraging them and showing them what great service they are doing. Do not go slow on the praises.
Allow them to go by themselves
Stop taking them to the potty and let them go there by themselves. Just watch from a distance. If they poop, be ready with the candy and compliments.
Take them Underwear Shopping
Have your child pick out their favorite character underwear to bring home. It will get them more excited about going!
Some children may take longer than three days to potty train. Just keep up the routine mentioned in this article and you will get them there soon enough.
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