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Potty training is a real nightmare for every single mom. According to Baby Center, the child shows signs that indicate that he is ready to be potty trained. A child between 18 months and 3 years old shows physical, behavioral, and cognitive signs of readiness. These signs include:
- Physical signs: Stay dry for longer periods
- Behavioral signs: Wanting to be independent and uncomfortable with wet diapers
- Cognitive signs: The child has a word for urine/stool and can use simple words to express the need to go
Well, following the signs didn’t work for me, so this is what I’ve done.
Start whenever you’re ready
Wait until you feel comfortable doing it. Why am I saying that? Because our mothers, grandmothers, and basically everyone who doesn’t even have a say in your life, always push for earlier potty training. Elder people in our families always make you feel that you’re too lazy and spoiled to delay potty training.
Prepare your child
Children are different and not everyone is annoyed with a wet diaper. It’s okay to start talking to your child about it a couple of months earlier, so they’re familiar with the concept.
The age of three is not “too old”
The older the children, the easier and faster they’ll be potty trained. Pushing the child to be potty trained when they’re young or unready will only make it worse. Wait until they’re able to use their words and communicate easier. Just make sure you do it before the child goes to the school interview, they need to be fully potty trained and comfortable using the toilet.
Twins don’t get potty trained simultaneously
Prepare them together, but don’t start potty training both of them at the same time. If you have a boy and a girl, start with the girl first, and when you’re totally done, take a break, and go for the boy.
This is how I prepared my child and got him ready for potty training. This phase is 70% about you.