Firstly, decide if the potty or toilet seat is right for your child. Then, finding the right potty for your child is an important factor in them actually sitting on and using the potty. Don’t forget the other toilet training products available.
If you think it’s time to start potty training your toddler, don’t just rush out and buy a potty before thinking about it. Consider these handy tips for parents to make the most from your potty purchase.
To begin with, you must realise that toilet training is all about your child, not yourself. Don’t refrain from getting a potty that your child wants because it doesn’t match the drapes. This is their time to shine so make sure you let them find something that they’ll love to kick off their toilet training with.
In fact, try to engage your toddler in this process as much as you possibly can. One of the most exciting things for a young toddler is when you take them out to the shops, but this time it’s not for lollies or toys, it’s to get them to choose a potty that will make them actually want to sit on.
Involve them in the decision
Make them feel special by telling them you want them to choose a potty. This will help eliminate any potential frustration you may get by bringing home a potty that they don’t take to well.
Colours, design and other features of a potty may all contribute to how your toddler reacts to using it, so by letting them select the one that they want you can’t go wrong!
To take it a step further, and while you and your child are still out and about, find a newsagency or two dollar shop that sells a bunch of different stickers. Don’t be afraid to let your child get creative with this and use other things like glitter, paints or even coloured markers.
Get your toddler excited about decorating their very own potty. Simply take an hour or so to sit down with them and make it a fun experience, write their name on it, stick stickers on it and make it more colourful if you can. Once the both of you are done, they will be very interested in what to actually do with it.
For now, maybe just stick to a regular potty to get them going, but soon after you may want to consider a travel potty too, depending on which potty you have bought.
A travel potty is the best way to reinforce the toilet training process while you’re on the go. There are different variations of travel potties on the market, but one of the most popular styles includes super absorbent liners that sit within the potty. These act similar to a bin bag, just tie them up and throw the mess away!
If you’ve got yourself a potty, now it’s time to learn how to toilet train.