Looking for stress free potty training that is as easy on your child as it is for you? Want proven and effective techniques that have quick and permanent results? We may have just found you the ideal solution.
Getting your child potty trained means freedom from nappy changing, no more having to carry a changing bag and huge savings on nappies or diapers
However, potty training can be difficult and there can be plenty of stress – and mess, before you can finally ditch the diapers.
One major cause of stress is that many parents feel pressured to start the process too early for their child because they compare themselves and their children to others.
When to start potty training
In short there are three things:
- Physically, boys and girls need to have developed enough muscular control over their bladders so that they are able wake up in the mornings or midday sleeps with dry diapers. They should also be able to pull their training pants up and down for themselves. Poo times should be fairly regular too.
- From a cognitive point of view a child needs to be aware that they need to go for a wee or a poo in advance of doing it and will be able to communicate this to you.
- Behaviourally, they start to find wearing a full diaper uncomfortable and want to be changed.
Whilst you child may show some of these signs, if they do not show all of them, then potty training may be too early and beginning it now may mean that it runs into problems. The easy solution is just to wait a while longer.
How do you potty train boys and girls?
To get it right, parents have to learn the best approach for coaching their own child. This can be difficult and if you are constantly going through a trial and error process, it’s not only stressful for you, but stressful for you child too. It can often be two steps forwards, one step back. Although we all get tips from friends and family, often what one person tells us will conflict with what someone else has said. It’s confusing. Unfortunately, if we get it wrong, it can cause your child to regress and you end up giving it a break before having to start all over again. Sounds familiar?
To avoid this, we need to know the right potty training techniques. One leading potty training practitioner and mother of four, Carol Cline, believes that if you plan your potty training properly you can dramatically reduce the stress and mess it involves and drastically reduce the amount of time it takes too.
Gentle, effective and quick potty training
Carol’s has developed techniques which get rid of the trial and error that most of us go though and instead uses a gentle but effective step by step approach that makes it quick and easy to move forward. She’s developed a ‘six crucial building blocks’ guide to success and says that using them can speed up potty training to just 3 days! And she also lets us know about things which slow potty training down too – such as using pull-ups, which can triple the time needed to potty train and make the diaper companies lots of money!
If you want more advice on potty training then click the link to find out more about Carol Cline.