It was a very daunting thing at the beginning. One of those *a blind leading a blind* kind of situations. I had to do a load of research and collect as much information as I possibly can on Potty Training but most importantly, I had to get started.
I spent a lot of time, wondering if I was doing the right thing, if I was encouraging lil one enough, if the bathroom trips were frequent enough, and, and, and! The wondering kept going. Until 1 day my lil girl woke up and her bed and pants were completely dry. Not because she didn’t need to use the bathroom, but because she actually got out of bed and used her potty. This was magical and very very reassuring. I knew then that, all is well. That we have been doing it right. All those days that we spent at home afraid to go anywhere (just in case a potty accident happens) were all worth it. Our potty training journey was coming to the end. my girl was now ready to let go of Mommy’s hand and be lil Miss Independent. It hurt a lil, because to me that was another sign that she’s growing up too fast, but I was also very happy. This was 1 of the exercises that myself and my daughter partnered and actually did together; as a team.
So I figured, there’s a very real chance that there’s a 1st time mom out there who is going through exactly what I went through and reading this might just make her feel much better and even give a push in the right direction. And so here I am sharing my top tips on getting on with this Potty Training Monster and actually doing it right.
PS: You might want to refer to this video for more detailed explanations on these tips https://youtu.be/FkKTOiHLGhA .
- Commit to Potty Train your little one
- Make sure you have all the Potty Training supplies
- Depending on whether you are potty training a lil Boy or Girl, you will need the supplies
- Potty seat
- Lil urinal
- Potty Toilet
- Pull-Up pants nappies (optional) – I didn’t use these, went cold turkey
- Loads of wet wipes
- Get started – Just begin the Potty Training Journey
- Take lil one with you overtime you go to the bathroom
- Make lil one sit on Potty every 2 hours
- Give lil one as much liquid as possible. This will make him/her want to use the Potty
- Never look back – Keep going strong
Honestly I am not an expert on Potty Training. I have only ever done it once and I do not regret a thing. I only hope that by following the above tips you’ll be able to start the Potty Training Adventure with your lil one. And most importantly I hope you will have a ton of fun while doing it.