Hello mommies and daddies! My baby is now 16 months old and I can proudly that say she’s potty trained. Here, I will share how I potty trained by baby and give you some tips and tricks that can help you potty train your baby.
Firstly, you’ll have to check if your baby is ready for this change by noticing some signs he gives. If so, you are ready to start the process. As Ruqaiyah was my first child, it was very confusing for me to decide when and how to start. Once she turned eight months old and could balance by herself when sitting, I ordered potty seat. Before doing so, I read many articles and did a lot of research about potty-training. Once I was prepared, I took on the challenge to potty train my little one. I began by putting her on the potty seat every morning, without her nappy. Once she was comfortable, it took me no more than five days.
Something you should know is that your baby may not have a potty schedule. She may go once, twice, three, or even four times a day, if digestion is a problem. So, what I did was, as soon as she woke up, I would make her sit on the potty seat so she could try to get some pressure. I would also give her a little warm formula milk. I noticed that on the third day, she pooped in the potty seat for the first time, after which I tried to make it a routine. This went on for some time. Due to digestion issues, she would sometimes go in the nappy itself, but I made sure that the first time during the day was in the potty seat.
When she turned 15 months old, I would take her walking to the washroom. Once again, it was a challenge for me to train her with both pee and poop, but I made sure to remain patient. After a week or two, she peed for the first time in the washroom, which counted as a celebration. I gave her a little piece of chocolate when ever she peed or pooped in the washroom, and applauded her success. After a month of taking her to the washroom every half an hour, she started holding the pee in and would give me signs of wanting to use the washroom. I use Pampers for her during the night also when we travel.
The whole potty training process depends on your child and the time you give. This can even take longer if you want your baby to be potty trained at an early stage. It is difficult, but not impossible.
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