Potty Training Tips
Model potty training is the idea of using a model of some sort to teach your child how to potty train. Modeling behavior is commonly used in school for instance, when teachers show an example of the behavior they want the children in the classroom to replicate. Essentially it is teaching a child by first starting with having them mimic the behavior they are seeing. This can be a very good technique to use when potty training, especially with children that are a little over a year old that are beginning to learn. Using a role model to teach potty training can be very effective, since they can visually see what is suppose to happen and then they need to do that themselves.
When you begin potty training, you will need to have a potty chair or potty seat for your child to use. The easier it is for your child to use the bathroom, the more likely they will be to want to go.
It is not uncommon to have a child that does not want to poop on the potty. This can be a very scary experience for a girl and there can different reasons as to why she will not go poop on the potty, but will pee.
When it comes to potty training many parents and even children want to keep using the diapers. Parents sometimes allow their child to wear a diaper at night, since they have not been nighttime potty trained yet and they do not want any accidents. Or on long car rides or trips to do errands the child is in a diaper so that there will be less chance of an accident happening.
When it comes to potty-training, parents’ methods vary greatly. Some take a regimented, reward-and-punishment approach, while others ease into it by encouraging poop talk. Is any one way better than the next?
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- If you are using 100% (no waterproofing) you and your child can see and feel the wetness
- Cloth training pants are washable and reusable. (In comparison, disposable “training pants” cost $15.99 for 40. Your child will use approximately 10-12 a day, this will give you approximately 3 1/2 weeks supply. )
Everyone has different parenting styles and methods. When you are potty training your child it is important that you do some research and figure out a method that will work with you and your family’s needs. Here are some great tips on getting together a successful potty training plan: