Potty Training 101: How to Make Potty Training Successful

As a second post of our Potty Training 101 series, we want to encourage you to be confident in the potty training process and really understand that no matter how quickly your child progresses, potty training will be a success!

Here are a couple of tips from us get your training process on the right path.

  • Watch and learn the process, and adjust it as needed. Ask yourself, what’s working, what’s not working and how can I change our process/routine?
  • Read your child children’s books on potty training.
  • Buy the right equipment (pick out a seat that is comfortable for your child, and that allows your child’s fee to touch firmly on the floor or a solid surface).
  • Make potty training motivating, such as using food coloring in the toilet bowl, and using cheerios to aim at.
  • Have the child pick out motivating/fun underwear.
  • Setup a potty training schedule that works for the child and the family.
  • Allow time for the child to go without underwear/clothes (sometimes the best awareness is without the added layers of clothing on).
  • Write a story about your child being successful with potty training.
  • Use of a visual chart to help identify the steps to using the bathroom.

Each child is unique as is their ability to learn to recognize the signs of when to go to the bathroom and how. If you need help coming up with a plan on how to help your child be successful with potty training, please don’t hesitate to reach out to jill@kidskillstherapy.com. We can set up an appointment either via phone consultation, home consultation or at our brand new clinic. Hope these tips help… and good luck!!