Learning to use the toilet is often a huge turning point for most kids. The following 7 tips on potty training your child might give you some ideas on ways to go about this sometimes tedious process. There are also a couple of tips on what not to do as well. I wish you much success with your potty training endeavor. I know what a chore it can be at times!
7. Be enthusiastic about potty training
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If you show some excitement about using the toilet, then sometimes kids think of it as a game. You can do a happy dance for them or try to make it fun in some way. Sometimes simply sitting on the toilet and using it on accident is enough for kids to realize that it is much better than sitting in a dirty diaper.
6. Put some books or a chalk board next to the toilet
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Don’t you get bored sitting on the toilet? Adults have containers of magazines to flip through, so why not offer the kids something too. Set a basket of favorite books next to the toilet for your child to enjoy. Drawing on a chalkboard or a pad of paper can take his mind off of the fact that he is unable to get up and run around for a while.
5. Play music
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Sometimes listening to music can be a treat. There are tons of children’s cassettes and CDs available with fun songs made especially for kids. Playing music your child enjoys might keep him on the toilet long enough for him to be relaxed enough to use it. If you don’t have a radio that can easily be placed in the bathroom, then you could always try your hand at singing some kids’ songs and get him to join in with the singing.