Potty training is not a straight line, and PlayTogether NYC understands how difficult it may be to get your child to go. A child may work on it for few days and then refuse to use the potty. That is okay, and sometimes its better to just take a break for a few days. Yet, its important to return to potty training after your break to ensure that your child is taking the right steps towards using the potty on their own.It is also important to remember that accidents do happen, however frustrating they are. In fact, you may think your child is trained, and then they will have three accidents in one day, but this is nothing to worry about. The key is to reorganize and help your child remember.
Watching peers and older siblings use the bathroom helps, but it is not enough to see adults using the bathroom. Kids often think tasks like using the bathroom is something that grownups do, and those rules do not apply to them. While your goal should be to help your child use the bathroom or potty alone, it is best to suggest getting older cousins or friends to help.
Incentives are also great for training purposes. Whenever a kid uses the potty, sing a song or make a dance that helps them to use this potty. Kids will love this and training should go a whole lot faster!
You should also watch out for keys signs that your child may be uncomfortable like changing the potty seat or training preferences like standing up or sitting down that soothes their comfort zone.
Some kids need a push to use the potty. Some children even at age 3 need a push, but whatever the reasons, parents should aid in training with support and guidance, and with these tips from PlayTogether NYC, they'll be potty trained and playing soon!