Tips for Starting Potty Training
How to potty train your toddler
If potty time has become one of your daily conversation topics, you're probably in the middle of the joys of toilet training. We know you've got questions (so manyquestions) and you'll ask anyone who'll listen (from your neighbour to the cashier at the grocery store).
From knowing if your little one's ready to move on from nappies to choosing the right seat, we've got the toilet-training lowdown. Read on for everything you need to know about potty training and keeping accidents at bay – wipes at the ready!
Is your toddler ready for potty training?
It's best to start potty training when your tot is between 18 months and 3 years old. Knowing when to start is easy if you keep an eye out for the signs that your toddler's ready: stays dry for an hour or two, knows when they need to go – and tells you about it, prefers to feel clean and dry, follows instructions, prefers pants to nappies, can dress themselves and are curious about bathroom habits.
Are you ready for potty time?
So your toddler is ready for potty training, but are you? It's not something you can rush. Make sure you have time to encourage your mini and make it fun. You'll want to avoid busy times like moving house or the arrival of a newborn.
Choosing a potty
Once you're both ready, your toddler needs a place to go! There are loads of fun potty options to choose from. Toilet rings makes potty training simple by popping your tot straight on the loo. Plus it's less messy and easy to move. Mini potties help your little one feel secure, relaxed and independent. 3-in-1 potty provides peace of mind for every step of the journey, taking your tot from potty to ring to toilet stool.
Get set for potty training
Try these tips to help your mini on their journey to independence: let toddlers choose their own potty with sounds or a fun design, potty training books for toddlers help them learn what to expect, sit toddlers down for potty time while they play to get them used to their new seat, and dress your tot in clothes that are quick to remove.
Once your toddler is ready to potty train
So you've checked out potties and training has the green light. Avoid pesky potty training problems with these tips: be consistent, stick to the same daily routine and take a portable toddler potty when you head out, keep tots clean and dry by stocking up on wipes ahead of time, make it fun, be patient and celebrate your toddler's little wins