The Ultimate Guide To Potty TrainingHow To Potty Train Your Child In Less Than One Week
The Easiest Potty Training Guide That Works
The thought of potty training your child can be overwhelming. With so many different “methods” and opinions out there, trying to figure out where to even start can seem nearly impossible. Luckily for you, we are here to help and hopefully put your troubles to rest.
The teachings I am about to share with you is a tried and proven method that will work if you put the effort into it. How can I say that? This is the exact steps we took to potty train our twins in under one week. In fact, we have since shared these steps with others and they too have had great success with this. Remember to be consistent and you will have success too.
When to start potty training
The first step to successfully potty training your child is to determine if they are even ready for it. Age is not usually the deciding factor for this. I have seen children as young as 1.5 years old potty trained. We waited till our kids were about 3 years of age.
Instead look for some of these signs to determine if they are ready.
- Do they squat in the same place in the house right before they tend to go?
- Do they let you know when they may need a diaper change?
- Do they take their diaper off and/or try to change themselves?
- Are they going extended periods of time with a dry diaper?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions they are probably ready to potty train.
Getting Started Step By Step
- No more diapers! Not even at bed time. Mentally, this can be very difficult for you because of the fear of a disaster happening but it is the most important part of the process if you want to succeed quickly so suck it and be strong on this one. If your child has an accident in their underwear it will be uncomfortable for them. This helps them learn to not go potty in there clothes. Also it makes sure you are consistent with the next step which is…
- Take them to the potty on a strict schedule. Don’t just wait for your child to tell you they need to go. If you do it’s probably already to late. Instead, start with 30 -60 min. intervals and sit them on the potty for a few minutes. Do this even if they say they don’t need to go and even if they just had an accident. Be consistent and exact on your timing. We used an Amazon Echo Dot to set a timer after every potty break but any timer will work as long as you stick to it.
- Praise them. When your child goes to the potty and actually uses it. Let them know they did a good job. A little cheer and a high five work great. A sticker chart like this one can also be fun for them. Make it a fun and safe experience for them and they will want to use the potty often.
- Forgiveness. Potty training can be very stressful for both you and your child. They are going to have accidents. How you handle those accidents will make a huge impact on your success with this. Your child really looks up to you and often times they can feel like they let you down. When an accident happens, let them know it’s okay. Don’t say things like “awww, see what you did?” Even if you don’t mean it, that can place unwanted blame on your child. Instead talk to them about how to prevent that from happening again.
- Be patient with them. This is a new and confusing time for them and it can be very difficult. Don’t be discouraged or upset if it takes longer than a week to get them potty trained. Think of it as a marathon and not a race. Focus on the end goal and they will get there.
Yaayy!! Your Potty Trained!
If you followed this training and stayed very CONSISTENT you should have great results after a few days. All that’s left to do now is just rinse and repeat the steps. Your child will be going potty on there own in no time. However, if for whatever reason this didn’t work out for you and you need more help that’s okay. Consider enlisting the help of a paid professional. Below is a link to what I consider the best paid potty training course available. It comes complete with charts and stickers to help you and personal one on one coaching for you so you can ask questions and voice any concerns you may have. Click Here to check out the course.