Every child is doing their best to slowly become independent. By simply acknowledging your child’s efforts, it will help them become more willing and open to more learning.
Young children will still have difficulties in potty training during nighttime. Your child will most likely get used to sleeping without wetting the bed by the age of 5 to 7. If you want to try potty training your child during bedtime, use a waterproof bed cover in case of accidents.
Potty Training Difficulties
Potty training is a challenge for both you and your child. Accidents can happen since both of you are just getting used to the process. To help yourself and your child adjust well, and make the transition as smooth as possible, here is what you can do:
Always have spare clothing. Having extra clothes on hand to lessen your worries when potty training.
Let your child help. After an accident, let your child help you clean up. This will teach your toddler to be more aware of their actions. Cleaning up the mess will also teach your child that peeing and pooping must be done in the potty or the toilet.
Stay calm and be patient. When accidents happen, do not reprimand your child. Instead, console and let them know that it is okay to make a mistake. They can do better next time.
Getting rid of the diaper is an important milestone that many parents look forward to. How to start potty training a toddler may be challenging, but all you need to do is be supportive and trust your child throughout the process. Potty training may take time (a few weeks or even months), but eventually, you and your toddler will achieve independence.
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