What is your child’s potty personality?
Our brief assessment will help you determine what kind of Potty Partner you have and provide a personalized lesson plan on how to achieve potty training success together based on the results.
Your little Turtle needs time to adjust to the idea of this huge life change before feeling comfortable enough to actually attempt using the potty. The good news is that Turtles are persistent, creative and fiercely loyal. If you lead the way, the Turtle slowly but surely follow. To help you learn how to speak to your Turtle about the potty, we've put together some simple potty scripts.
Give a lot of reassurance to your little Turtle. Turtles are very observant and notice every little thing that changes in their environment — and it can make them feel insecure. Sometimes, your little Turtle is just trying to hang on to some semblance of a predictable life, and diapers have been a big part of it so far. Gradual exposure is key for Turtles. Nonchalantly introduce a potty to the bathroom. Have your Turtle spend a few minutes without a diaper to see how it feels. Allow Turtles to witness the rest of the family’s bathroom habits. Don’t get too pushy, or your Turtle will balk. Letting her feel in control is the way to follow your Turtle to potty success. Make sure your little Turtle doesn’t avoid the potty, which can trigger painful constipation. At school, provide your Turtle with comforts from home, like a familiar blanket for rest time. You may also want to explore the scripts of our other potty personalities to see which work best with your own child.