When to start potty training?

When to start potty training

When to start potty trainingWhen to start potty training?

Potty training…. One will start when their child is 2.5 years old and another will say: “I’ll wait until they are ready!” But what if that doesn’t happen? Are you going to wait until the very last minute just before they go to primary school?

If we’re talking about potty training most parents feel insecure and/or called upon. So many people have an opinion about it. Parents, Parents in law, friends, teachers. “Is your child still wearing a nappy?” Or: “Are you starting already?” You are never doing it the right way. 😉

Signals vs. age

We recommend to look at signs. Because from these signs you can tell if it’s useful to start potty training.

The signals are:

  • Can they sit unsupported?
  • Can they walk?
  • Do they let you know that their nappy is full?
  • Can he/she say no?
  • Does he or she understand (simple) tasks and carry them out?
  • Can your toddler imitate something or someone?
  • Can he/she pick up an item?
  • Is your child interested in the potty or toilet?

If you can tick 3-4 signals, they are ready to start potty training!

Are you ready? Can you take time off to start?

Teaching your child to get potty trained is often not something you look forward to and is most of the time not something that happens overnight. But, when you do this together – in a week time- you will rock this!

The feedback we receive from parents is often that they wished they would have started sooner. The results are amazing and it saves some penny’s too ( around GBP 350 per half year!) and we haven’t even mention how thankful the environment will be when you stop using nappies.

‘In the end it’s amazing to see the confidence boost your child gets from starting this adventure with you!’

So….. What are you waiting for? 😉

We’d love to help and guide you. Click here to read more about the Potty Training Box.

Potty training in 10 steps

Potty training

There are many ways to potty train your child. Some parents introduce a potty and regularly put their child on it to get familiar with it. Often, they do this in combination with a pull up so chances of having an accident is small. Some kids are potty trained overnight. If this happened to your child you are really lucky!

Are you not fuzzed to work on potty training for months and would you like to train them in a short time period? You can! And that is what we were thinking too. No dreadful months of accidents but an intense week full of fun and positivity. That is our way of getting your child potty trained in a week.

Another positive about this training is that you are bonding with your kid. He or she gets a lot of undivided attention and they will LOVE it!
Besides that, their confidence will grow massively when they have achieved such a big milestone at the end of the week. You both will be proud. Mopping will not be the nicest part of that week, but the attention and the result will make it all worth it!

Step by step for potty training:

  1. Take of the nappy and leave it off. Children like clarity and predictability, it can make them upset when thinks are not clear and we don’t want that.
  2. Throw away all unused nappies. (In a clean bin) You can take them out later on to give them to someone else but by throwing away the nappies you give clarity to your child.
  3. Get him or her knickers on and give a compliment about them.
  4. Protect your furniture.
  5. Give lots of fluids so you can practise better.
  6. Leave initiative at your child by saying: “Will you tell me when you have to go?”
  7. Never get angry when he/she has an accident. They learn from it!
  8. A success is celebrated with a big cheer and a sticker on the sticker card.
  9. Does your toddler still nap in the afternoon? Use a pull up and call it a “sleeppants”, this avoids confusion.
  10. Hang in there.

If your child refuses to drink, we advise you to be creative. Buy nice new cups, give them his or her favorite drink (don’t think of the sugars, you can go back to normal after this week). Still no success? Buy or make ice pops, every child loves them!

Go for it!

Ps. Do you want our support? Check out our Potty Training Box.