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Who’s ready to talk potty training? Woo Woo! I will be completely honest and let you know that I have not successfully potty trained Wyatt yet. But, we’ve tried a few times. It’s tricky when you have a child who is developmentally delayed, sometimes they simply aren’t ready. I think before Wyatt just wasn’t ready – and if I would have known the signs of readiness, I probably would have known that.
I just attended a potty training seminar last week and I learned A LOT. I left feeling confident, excited, and determined. The seminar was taught by an experienced physical therapist who has worked for years helping to potty train little ones with different special needs. Wyatt’s teachers have also been extremely helpful and let me borrow this book as well. Both the book and the seminar were just what I needed to get motivated.
Here are some things I learned:
- Kids are usually ready to start potty training between the ages of 20-30 months.
- Your child must be both physically and emotionally ready before beginning. If you try and start before your child is ready, it will be frustrating for both you and your child.
- Must have a peaceful environment to start the training. No big moves, birth of a sibling, etc.
- Always keep a positive attitude. Avoid negative words or phrases.
- Praise success! Encourage your little one every step of the way.
- Pull-Ups will help make nighttime management easier during the process.
- Day time toilet training takes an average of 3-6 months.
- If your child is resistant – take a break and try again later.
- Purchase a timer – let your child help set it for a specific time, so when it goes off it is an indication that they need to go to the potty to try again. Having the timer makes it easier for you and your child to do this together. It isn’t you telling them they have to go, it is the timer.
Pull-Ups developed the Time to Potty app which helps to time potty breaks and encourage you and your child along the way. There are different games to unlock, a smart timer that adjusts to your child, and an easy to view tracker that allows you to view different charts of progress! This app is a must-have for us and I just know it will make potty training more fun for both Wyatt and I!
So we’ve got our Pull-Ups (Wyatt LOVES that Lighting McQueen & Buzz are on them) and we’re excited to use them. Wyatt’s been trying them on lately and he gets so happy to see the faces of his favorite characters. I just love that Pull-Ups thought about this when designing theses. So, ::deep breath:: here we go – onto potty training!
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