The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your two-year-old is ready to start sitting on the “big kid potty.” Some of the signs are that they are ready are, they able to stay dry for up to two hours at a time and show interest in using the “potty”, also if they can tell you they need to go potty here is a link to a checklist that you can refer to if needed.
The next thing is to jump in and get started. Get all the equipment you need such as a potty chair, pull ups, underwear and so on. Start a schedule so that your child gets used to going “potty” regularly and stick to it! Positive reinforcement is a must! You can start a sticker chart for then so overtime they go “potty” they get a sticker! You can do the pee pee in the potty dance its silly but kids love it just jump up and down, sing and be so proud of your little one for their big accomplishment! Know that accidents WILL happen and that’s okay it’s all part of learning!
One last thing make sure everyone who will be caring for your child is on the same page so that they do not get confused and backtrack. Make it fun and be patient it will happen!
Here are a few good links to potty training!
- Mayo Clinic – Potty Training
- Circle Of Moms – Potty Training
- What To Expect – Toddler Potty Training
Good Luck all of you potty training parents!
Stephanie Payne (Bravo Employee)