Staying Positive During Potty Training

As most parents know, one of the most difficult tasks in raising a child is getting them to graduate from diapers to using the toilet through successful toddler potty training. For first time parents, hearing your son or daughter ask to use the “big kid potty” can be quite daunting, not to mention the journey that follows! Toddler potty training takes a great deal of time, and with that comes stress and frustration when training doesn’t go smoothly. You may find it hard to stay motivated, but keeping a positive attitude is key in making sure your child completes their transition from diapers to the potty.

First and foremost, your patience is key when it comes to starting the whole process of toddler potty training. Every single child is different, and therefore there is no set age when your child should begin graduating from diapers. With pressure from outside sources telling you when your child should start, it can be discouraging when your son or daughter takes a great amount of time to show interest in using the potty. Remember, toddlers will resist negativity and pressure, which can cause great frustration in both you and your child. Your son or daughter will let you know when they want to start the process of toddler potty training.

When that day does arrive, however, prepare yourself both mentally and with suitable products. There will be accidents, and it is crucial in toddler potty training not to get upset with the child when there is a setback. You may feel concerned that they are not progressing, but staying positive will show your toddler that you are not cross with them and, in turn, will keep them progressing. That being said, keep in mind that you must show your child that they did not do anything wrong. Positive statements such as “Someone didn’t make it in time!” will send the message that, while you are you recognizing your child’s effort, there is still work to be done.

You may find yourself struggling at times to stay positive for you and your child. Setbacks and long periods without progress during toddler potty training can dampen your spirits, as well as your carpet! Connecting with fellow parents who have been in similar situations can lift your spirits greatly. Try and find a local parent support group you can go to when the going gets tough, or even to trade some good “potty” humor! Finding the funny is easier than you think. You can find local support groups focused on toddler potty training online.

While you may find it hard to stay positive in the face of missed targets, and mountains of little soiled pants, remember that this time in your child’s life comes only once. You have to remember that toddler potty training isn’t going to be mastered overnight. But, with encouragement and patience comes successful results. Through toddler potty training, your child will have entered a new stage in his or her development, and you too will have gained invaluable practice in the art of staying positive – you’ll certainly need it when they start driving!


Debra’s Dollars on Tidy Tots

July 30, 2011
Tidy Tots: Disposable potty chair liners Review & Giveaway ~Closed~ Ended 8/14/11

There are many challenges you will face when potty training your child. One of the challenges will be cleaning up the mess after each use. Now there is a safe and sanitary alternative that will help make this experience less of a challenge. You can spend more time praising your child and less time cleaning the potty chair. Now dad will want to take your son or daughter to the potty too. I want to introduce you to Tidy Tots.

Tidy Tots are a disposable potty chair liner with an absorbent pad. The potty chair liners are easy to use and fit any potty chair. All you do is put the liner in the bowl of the potty chair with the drawstrings on the outside of the bowl to so that it will cover the entire bowl of the potty chair.

Then add one super absorbent pad which comes with the liners and the potty chair is ready for use . The super absorbent pads were made to absorb like a diaper, and to absorb more urine than your child can produce in one visit.

Clean up is simple all you do is remove the liner and pull the drawstrings like you would a garbage bag, and throw it away in the trash. If you still have your diaper genie you can still put it to good use and place it in there.

Each box contains 16 super absorbent pads and 16 potty chair liners . I prefer to change the pad and liner each time as like the flush every time method, but as stated in the Tidy Tots disposable potty chair liners instructional video you can choose to wait to change it for 2-3 uses after urination to get up to 48 uses out of the liner and pads

TidyTots come in handy while you are traveling. I love that there is no more visiting public toilets and trying to get a toddler on the big pottys. Now you no longer have to be concerned about using harsh chemicals to clean your toddlers potty chair. Tidy Tots are safe and sanitary. Now the worst part about potty training has been eliminated, and that is cleaning the potty chair bowl. You can find Tidy Tots on Facebook. To purchase Tidy Tots visit their website or you can find Tidy Tots on Amazon.com.