Most parents usually ask the question “When should you start potty training their child?” but another question that’s also important to know the answer to is what do you actually need to potty train your child.
The #1 mistake parents make when it comes to toilet training is that they don’t have everything planned out. If you want to make potty training your child easy you should have everything scheduled to the smallest detailes, everything is important.
Yes, everyone knows about potty training supplies like potty chairs or potty seats, but what else do you need? Here’s the list of recommended products I made for you.
If you got the supplies part covered all you need to do in order to finish potty training in just 2 or 3 days is to follow the tips in the video below.
Potty Seat or Potty Chair
Choosing between a toilet insert or a potty is mostly up to what you child prefers. If you’re looking for more portability go for the potty chair. If you hate cleaning up after a potty seat will save you the trouble.
Ok, so we got the potty chair covered. All I’m gonna say on this is that the best thing you can do is to let your child pick it. Also if you’re potty training boys make sure you get a potty chair that has a pee guard or your child will pee all over the bathroom floor.
Flushable wipes are just like baby wipes but they don’t clog your toilet. Toilet paper is fine but flushable wipes are softer and your toddler is already familiar with them.
Big Kid Underwear
If you want your child to be extra motivated and make potty training easier for you let him or her choose the panties they want. Something with a cartoon character or super heroes. Your little toddler will be more enclined to stay clean if he likes his new undies. Go for different colors, themes. This trick works even better when you’re potty training girls because they develop that “stay clean” mentality faster than boys do.
When you start potty training your kid there will be a couple of days when this is all you’ll be doing. So during that time it’s better if you dress your child with pants that are easy to take of even for him alone. Avoid everything that has zippers or that have strings.
Because your kid can’t really hold pee or poop at all, when he needs to go you need to be able to undress him or her quickly or you’ll have a lot of accidents during potty training.
Potty Training Rewards
Each child is different and likes different things. If you find the one thing that he or she would do anything to have it you will have a stress-free potty training process. For boys make sure you get those target practice stickers which he can aim at when he’s peeing. Also reward charts are great.
Other rewards you can try are sweets, toys, girls really like dolls and the best part is that they can play pretend with them so they can pretend potty train the doll and then it’s their turn.
There are a couple of things in addition to the ones I already told you about but they’re really not that important. Just make sure you have everything from this list and you’ll be fine.