This week I was lucky enough to have the awesome and super energetic Missy Yandow from Slumber and Bloom to be a guest blogger on my website and answering your questions on my Instagram. If you missed it jump over to my Potty Training highlights and you will see her top tips and questions answered
Now read on to learn about getting started with potty training!
There are certain moments as a parent that you look forward to since before your baby was even born. Things like your baby’s first step, first word, and first taste of solid food. But one thing you might not look forward to is potty training. Sure, you’re ready to ditch the diapers and not have to wipe someone else’s butt 5-10 times a day (spoiler alert: you’ll still be wiping you kid’s butt even when he’s potty trained), but you may not be looking forward to the actual PROCESS of potty training.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: potty training is your first look into your child’s learning style.
Some kids do well with parents saying, “It’s time for a potty break.” Other kids might totally melt down when they’re told what to do and then you’re faced with a toddler power struggle and most likely, a mess of an accident to clean up. Take note of how your child succeeds with potty training because it will be the theme of their learning process FOREVER.
But how will you know if it’s time to take the leap and start this wild adventure of potty training?
Studies have shown that between 20-30 months is the most commonly successful time to potty train. Your child may fall on either end of the spectrum, as this isn’t an exact science. Every child is different.
The time might be right when:
The time is NOT right when:
If you think your child is almost ready, but not quite there yet, here are a few things you can do to help encourage the process:
If you’re unsure if your child is ready for potty training, take my simple quiz that will give you the answer you need.
You’ll also receive my FREE potty training guide: 5 Steps to Successful Potty Training
Happy Potty Training,