Been there. Done that. Considering all the craziness that comes with potty training, most parents usually want to get it over with. That’s what makes the whole experience a little stressful (of course that’s an understatement) for both parents and toddlers.
Potty training is a major milestone not just for a child but also for the parents. Most experts say that children show interest in potty training by age 2 but may not be ready until they are 2 1/2 years old or older.
Potty training is not something you should rush into. According to Dr.Tanya Remer Altmann:
“Children learn to use the toilet when they’re ready. The process shouldn’t be rushed.”
It’s true that some toddlers don’t learn how to potty right away. If this happens to your little one, you really shouldn’t worry because Dr. Altmann has this to add:
“No child is ever going to go to college in diapers.”
Those are definitely wise and comforting words from Dr. Altmann. Hence, you can stop worrying about potty training when your kid goes off to college.
However, for the meantime, here are common “words of wisdom” from moms who survived the potty training phase of their children:
“Be patient. Be extra, extra patient.”
Just keep in mind that potty training takes time regardless of whether your child is a boy or a girl. It also involves, believe it or not, a lot of creativity and imagination on your part. Your job is to make your child understand that when they need to go, they now have to take action and do their business in the potty.
Go to the next page for the list of 12 tried and tested tips from moms who swear by them.