Potty training your toddler is definitely one of the most challenging phases of parenthood, but oftentimes not talked about. A lot of parents struggle with having their little ones learn the proper ways of using the toilet. But once you and your little one are able to overcome the challenges, everything will be a breeze from there.
If you are in the process of potty training your kid, here are some simple tips and tricks that most babysitters in Dubai do:
- Know if your kid is already up for it
Most parents start their potty training sessions when their kids are ready, but some parents opt to start as early as possible. What most nannies from a reputable nanny service in Dubai do is to check first if the kid is up for it. As a parent, you need to take cues from your kid and see if he/she is showing signs that he/she is ready to be trained. Some of the signs are willingness to sit down their johns or taking off their nappies when taking a bath. It would also be best if you can introduce them to the concept first and get them interested.
- Make potty training a fun activity
Some kids find potty training a tedious and boring activity, especially the active ones. If this is the case with your kid, a little motivation is in order. You need to make your toddler see that potty training can be a fun activity. Some parents make the training a playtime activity to encourage their kids to sit down. You can employ some potty training games that will light up your kid’s world while they are sitting in their toilets. In no time, your kid will be able to get the hang of it.
- Try to get the whole family involved
Parents will not always be around to guide their kids on their potty training sessions. But even though that primary guardians are not around, the training should ensue. Try to get the whole gang involve in this process. If your toddler has an older sibling, old enough to be taught of the rudiments of potty training, be sure to show them how it is done, so someone will assist your little one if you or your partner are not around.
- Be prepared
The success of potty-training does not happen overnight. In fact, most parents took more than a month before they fully trained their toddlers on the proper use of a toilet. Be prepared for the long haul and expect the unexpected. There will be times that it can get very messy, so be sure keep yourself calm and in check when the messy part happened.