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Potty Training Tips and Pull-Ups Potty Break Fun

After 5 kids you would think I would be a pro at potty training. In fact, baby #5 should have been out of diapers as soon as she could walk. Right?

Well, I think personality tends to play a big role and, if I have learned anything along the way, each child is different.

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Potty Training Tips

My older three girls were all potty-trained by 21 months because I did not want 2 in diapers at any given time. My son had just turned three… he was lazy and there was no upcoming birth to press me into forcing it.

But our youngest. She is a character all her own!

Every one of the potty training tips I know and have found we have tried with her. She will be three in September and is partially trained.

Basically, she goes potty all day long. Never has an accident… unless she get engulfed in a movie or play and does not want to leave where she is. But she does this all in the comfort of our home. And only because she has the freedom to run around bottomless all day.

It is the only solution we have found with her. If we put bottoms of any sort on her she has an accident. Every time. Without fail.

Therefore, we still use Pull-Ups when we are out and about. Plus, most nights she wakes up dry but we still use Pull Ups at night as well. I am not sure if it is her sheer defiance towards wearing clothes or simple misunderstanding of the concept.

It is hard to be consistent in not putting a pull up on her when we cannot get her to wear shorts, pants, any bottoms yet without an accident.

Here are some Potty Training Tips to try:

  1. Start by introducing the concept of using the potty to your child. Explain that when they need to go, they should use the potty instead of their diaper.
  2. Make sure that your child is ready to potty train. They should be able to follow simple instructions and be able to stay dry for at least two hours at a time.
  3. Choose a quiet time to start potty training. You don’t want to start when there are a lot of distractions or when your child is tired.
  4. Put your child in loose, comfortable clothing. You don’t want them to feelrestricted or uncomfortable.
  5. Encourage your child to sit on the potty regularly, even if they don’t need to go. This will help them get used to the idea of using the potty.
  6. Reward your child when they use the potty successfully. This can be anything from a sticker to a small treat.
  7. Don’t get angry or frustrated if there are accidents. Just clean up and move on.
  8. Don’t get discouraged if there are accidents. They are bound to happen. Just stay positive and keep working with your child.

With these tips, potty training can be a successful and stress-free experience for both you and your child.

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What is the normal age for a child to be potty trained?

The average age for a child to be potty trained is between two and three years old. However, some children may take longer to be fully potty trained.

There is no one right age for potty training. Some children show interest in using the toilet as early as 18 months old, while others may not be interested until they are three years old or older.

The most important thing is to look for signs that your child is ready to start potty training. These can include showing interest in the toilet or potty chair, staying dry for longer periods of time, and being able to follow simple instructions.

If you start potty training too early, your child may become frustrated and unwilling to continue. It is best to wait until your child is showing signs that they are ready to begin.

What is the 3 day potty training method?

The three day potty training method is a potty training method that is said to be much easier and faster than traditional potty training methods. This method was created by potty training expert, Dr. Laura Jana.

The three day potty training method is based on the idea that children are more likely to succeed at potty training if they are given short, frequent potty breaks throughout the day, rather than being held off until they are ready to go.

To use the three day potty training method, you will need to set aside three days where you can dedicate your time to potty training.

On the first day, you will need to take your child to the potty every 20 minutes or so. It is important to keep a close eye on your child during this time, as they may not always give you advance warning before they need to go.

On the second and third days, you will need to take your child to the potty every 30 minutes or so.

By the end of the three days, your child should be able to hold their urine for up to two hours.

One of the advantages of the three day potty training method is that it can be less overwhelming for both you and your child. Unlike traditional potty training methods, you will not need to keep your child in a diaper or pull-up all day long.

This can make the potty training process less stressful for both of you. Additionally, this method can be less disruptive to your child’s daily routine.

If you are having trouble potty training your child using traditional methods, the three day potty training method may be worth a try. This method has helped many children successfully potty train in just three days.

What is the easiest way to potty train?

There is no one single answer to this question, as every child and family is different. However, there are some general tips that may help make potty training easier for both you and your child.

First, it is important to start potty training when your child is ready. Signs that your child may be ready to start potty training include being able to stay dry for several hours at a time, showing interest in using the toilet, and being able to follow simple instructions.

Potty training too early can be frustrating for both you and your child, so it is important to wait until they are truly ready.

Once you have decided to start potty training, it is important to be consistent. This means having set times for going to the toilet, such as after meals or first thing in the morning. It is also important to bring your child to the toilet regularly throughout the day, even if they say they don’t need to go.

It is also important to create a positive environment around potty training. This means praising your child when they use the toilet successfully, and avoiding any negative reactions if they have an accident. It is also helpful to provide incentives for using the toilet, such as stickers or small treats.

Finally, keep in mind that potty training is a process, and it may take several weeks or even months for your child to be fully trained. Don’t get discouraged if there are setbacks along the way, and be sure to celebrate your child’s successes, no matter how small.

Phone Calls With Disney Characters

Pull-Ups® have come up with some great tools to help your little one become a Big Kid®.

For example, you can let your Big Kid enjoy a fun phone call with a Disney character. You can choose from Rapunzel, Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, Minnie Mouse, Woody & Bo Peep, and even Mickey Mouse himself!

Be ready when the call comes and watch their face light up as they listen to the voice on the other end.

Being able to encourage them with a phone call is a great incentive! It motivates them to try a little harder and be more consistent with potty breaks.