For the last five years we have run a summer potty training programme where we help guide parents through the stages of potty training.
We ask parents to feed back some of the tips that have worked best for them. Here are some of our favourites:
To go for it and don’t turn back, even when the going gets tough & your washing machine is doing overtime, don’t go back to nappies at it confuses the child & prolongs the process.
Lots of patience!
Look for signs of readiness in your child (announcing a need, being able to hold for longer among many) and persevere, even when your child has an upside down day after many accident-free days. It will be fine the next day.
Do a potty routine chart so u know when she’s going in early days Sing songs when on potty and most important don’t worry about mess We’ll get there eventually she’s just taking her time.
If you are going to potty train do it, don’t confuse the child by putting them in a nappy to go out.
Don’t get angry at accidents.
Follow your child’s lead, don’t stress and take at least a week with your child at home to maintain continuity.
Know the difference between not being ready and failing! Avoid pull-ups!
You need to make take the leap of faith! Take the nappy off and stick to it!
Dont stress about it, as your child will pick upon it
Relax and breathe, your children can feel your tension. If you’re worried, they will be too.