- Naked training was a great tool I used with my own daughter. She didn't really catch on to the sensations of urinating and pooing until she was nude.
- If you don't naked train, use regular training underwear or underwear. Pull ups are essentially a glorified diaper and most children don't see a change in feel and use them as a potty.
- LOTS of praise. When I say lots, I mean it! Especially little ones, they love knowing that they can get you excited and like to "perform".
- Teach them young. If you see that they are showing any signs. Try to ease them in. Children are less emotionally resistant when they are little, whereas after 3 they can speak their mind and refuse to do what you ask.
- Incentive-I went to the dollar store and bought tons of stickers for my daughter. That was a great way to give her something special without doling out candy all day. You can pick something that you think will motivate you little one.
- Ask them to go potty frequently. Every ten minutes to twenty minutes for sure. Watch them for cues that they need to go.
- Be CONSISTENT. If you do this half-hearted, don't expect your child to be Gun ho about it and just do it. You need to follow through until he/she knows how to go potty.
- Try to put your child on the toilet without the pressure of training at first. Some children fear the potty and so they don't want to get on it. I put mine on the potty many times as a game at first. I showed her that I went on it and put her on it to get a feel of what it was like. I let her get down when she wanted.
- Practice makes perfect!
- Don't be lazy. By that I mean, once they have it down at home, try to go somewhere close to home without a diaper on. Bring extra underwear and clothing just in case. Let your child get used to knowing they need to use the potty.
- Lastly, HAVE FUN!
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