Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready. When you try to start potty training before your child is ready, it can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler. With all three of my kids, I waited until they were fully ready to potty train before I even attempted it. A few weeks ago, my youngest son decided that he was ready to start potty training. One afternoon, he came up to me and told me that he needed to go potty. So we ran to the bathroom and I sat him on his potty seat. After a few minutes after I sat him on the potty, he actually used the potty for the first time. After he finished using the restroom, we celebrated with hugs and kisses and I gave him a reward (two gummy bears). Potty training my son is a bittersweet moment for me, he is my last baby and potty training means that he is turning into a big boy. Over the last two weeks, he has done a great job and has even started using the potty at daycare. I feel that he isn’t quite ready for big boy underwear yet because he is still having a few accidents.
My son loves to spin the roll of toilet paper so that it makes a pile in the bathroom floor. Does your toddler love making a mess with the toilet paper too? I am trying to teach him that he doesn’t need to use the entire roll of toilet paper when he cleans up after using the restroom.
Disclaimer: The opinions reflected in this post are my own and I was not compensated for writing this post. All the opinions this post are based on my own potty training experiences.
Diapers Help Make Accident Clean-Up a Breeze While Potty Training Your Toddler
I have not decided whether or not to make the switch from diapers to pull ups or big boy underwear yet. I want to wait until he has fewer accidents before making the switch. I think using diapers while he is still learning how to potty training because it will be easier to clean up after he has an accident, especially number 2 ( I know TMI). Most mom’s will agree that teaching your child to go number 2 in the restroom is a bit more challenging and it might take a bit longer for your child to get the hang of it. If your child is anything like mine, he loves to go hide in a corner or play while he is working on a number 2. I am not ready to worry about cleaning up a number two out of big boy underwear yet and it isn’t my idea of fun.