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10 Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler, without losing your... mind!

Preggy Moms & Dads! If your little one is 18 months or older, now's as good a time as any to start potty training! To help you in this training adventure, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help your toddler get the hang of potty training. Read on if you're ready to take the plunge! 🚽

1. Make sure your child is ready. Try not to rush the process and start potty training too early, before your little one is actually capable of achieving success. Look for the signs of readiness in your child before starting to potty train your little one.

2. Get your child involved in choosing the potty. If possible, go shopping online for the potty chair or potty seat together with your child. It will make him feel more included and more excited about using his brand-new potty.

3. Buy big kid underwear as a sign of encouragement. Purchase fun underwear, like ones with a favorite cartoon character or superhero graphic. Explain to your child that once he learns how to use the potty, he can wear this fun big kid underwear. You can also let him wear this underwear as a treat while potty training, too. Just be prepared for some potty accidents.

Hmm this looks like fun. I should pull it.

4. Place the potty in a convenient spot. The bathroom is the obvious location (and putting it there may help your child make the connection that going potty happens in the bathroom), but you may also want to think about placing the potty in your child's bedroom for easy access after naps, or in the playroom.

5. Get on a potty schedule. Once your little one starts potty training, implement a simple schedule. For example, you could encourage going on the potty after eating or after naptime. This lets your child know that going potty is a routine thing.

6. Use a sticker chart to track (and reward) progress. You can hang it near the potty or in the bathroom, and every time your toddler does a good job, let her place a sticker on the chart. She’ll feel great every time she gets a new sticker.

7. Create a potty-training song. If your child seems nervous about using the potty, some musical encouragement could help him feel more relaxed and get into the groove. You could sing the song as you two head to the potty, or you can sing it together while he is using the potty. There are plenty of videos online of song ideas, or you could make up your own little ditty.

8. Shower your baby with praise! When your little one does a good job on the potty, tell him! You could also give him a high-five or a hug, or do whatever works to keep his motivation high and to reinforce that he’s doing a great job.

Mommy's trick to distract me worked. I'm so comfy now!

9. Give your baby a book. Read your little one a book about going to the potty while he’s actually on the potty, or let him look at one of his favorite picture books to make him pass the time and feel more relaxed.

10. Have naked time. Some parents swear by this tactic for potty training. The basic idea is that letting your child go naked at home encourages her to use the potty since she has no diaper to go into. For those children who are still finding it difficult to pull down their training pants to use the potty, this approach might be especially useful. This strategy might work best during the hot summer months, but, as with all of the tips in this article, it might not work for every child.

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