Aiming to Train Before Preschool?
6/2/2008 | by
by Julie Anaya, Colorado
“Ready? Set? Go! School is just around the corner. So, if your toddler is ready, now’s the time to take the potty training plunge with a little help from mother of two, Julie Anaya, veteran
Parents’ lives are more hectic than ever. According to a recent survey sponsored by
“Having been through the potty training process twice now, I know potty training doesn’t happen in a day. Since Moms and Dads need direction in helping their toddler through this milestone, the Potty Training Partners and I have provided some insights for beginning the potty training process in preparation for preschool.”
“Here are a few of our tips to get you started!”
- Introduce your toddler to training pants. They’re a great transitional tool to help make the process easier.
PULL-UPS®Training Pants go off and on like Big Kid®underwear, and stay on. And, they’re the only ones with Easy Open Sides for you, just in case.
- When it’s nice outside, most toddlers don’t like to stop playing to go to the bathroom. To get your child indoors to use the potty, make up a game that you will only play in the bathroom, or offer to read him stories while he’s on the potty.
- If your child is busy playing in the backyard sandbox, it may be a last minute dash to the potty. To make things easier for both of you, dress her in clothes that she can get out of quickly.
- Instead of asking your tot to try using the potty before you go outside, employ outdoor activity as a potty training reward. Tell him that after he goes to the potty, youll go outside and play.
- Consistency provides security for kids. Use consistent words and reminders so the potty training process becomes familiar. Then, reward your toddler when his achievements are consistent -- bring out the sprinkler or buy him a treat when you hear the ice cream truck.