In the not-so-distant future, I will enter the realm potty training again. I have potty trained two children already, so potty training is nothing new to me. It isn’t scary, even though it can seem daunting, especially if it is your first time potty training a child. BUT – it is important to remember that while potty training can be chaotic that there will be more time spent celebrating successes over potty training stresses.
There is nothing more like music to the ears than hearing that tinkling sound in the potty, the proud cheer of “Momma, I did it!” followed by the sound of the first flush of the toilet. Potty training is not only an awarding process for Mom and Dad, but also the child. It’s a huge milestone and life hurdle to grab by the horns and own.
My bathroom and is fully equipped with Flushable Wipes and a potty. All ready to go whenever Everly is.
I highly doubt we will start potty training her within the next day, month or year. However, if you were to chat with me in August 2016, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will find me busily chasing Evie around in and out of the bathroom for many false alarms and successful evacuations.
I potty trained my son over 2 years ago, so of course before we begin the potty training journey again, I will need a refresher…
Kandoo Kids has a marvelous Potty Training Guide that offers 5 helpful potty training tips that are sure to see to it that your child’s potty training journey is one that is successful.
The Basics. Each child is different but the general age range to start potty training is 18-24 months. Start by making positive associations with the toilet early on, such as showing your child how you sit on the toilet to go “potty”.
Routine. Establish a routine with your child that encourages them to use the potty throughout the day.
Patience. Potty training takes time and every child is different, an abundance of patience is necessary and a little laughter is helpful too.
Stay Positive. Even if nothing happens, help your child feel good about the process with positive reinforcements such as singing songs, clapping hands or give them stickers.
Washing your hands. Encourage healthy habits from the start by teaching your kids how to wash their hands. Washing your hands can be made simple with Kandoo Bright Foam Hand Soap.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water and apply Kandoo Bright Foam soap.
- Rub your hands together and scrub them for at least 20 seconds.
TIP: Teach kids to hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice while washing their hands.
- Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel.
Speaking of hand washing, did you know that almost half of all parents agree that hygiene is the most important aspect of developing a child’s independence. Check out the stats that were collected on a quantative survey conducted by Kandoo Kids between March 3, 2015 and March 10, 2015.
Do any of these statistics surprise you? How do you approach promoting the development of independence in children?
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