You can do it
Trust us, potty training is not really very hard and stressful when you do it correctly. There have been cases where even the first time and single moms even without even having the dad to help out in the house, have been able to potty train their toddler within a week’s time or even less. You can do it too. Stay with us and we will show you how.
Potty training in small sessions
A lot of books have been written which suggest that you should start with potty training in regular sessions. This method of training suggests that you would want to train the toddler in the morning time as well as in the afternoon multiple times at home. Allow them to go around their regular activities of eating, drinking and playing as they usually do, but have them sit on the pot every fifteen minutes. When the session is done, just put them back in the diaper or their pull ups and continue with your regular activities of the day. If you take them out, then have a session as soon as you get back to your home. On the 3rd day, go out for a session for the whole day. When leaving the house, just make sure you are carrying a potty in your car or only go to places that are sure to have restrooms for the use of the general public.
Try some naked time
Allow your toddler to go around all their activities naked, or just put on a T-shirt. Since they are not wearing any underwear or diaper, they will find no place where they can put their poop or pee; they do need to place it somewhere – and it would be a good idea to do it in the toilet. When they are done using the potty, make sure that you get a look so you know all is well. Make them understand that flushing is a big deal by pointing them to the swirling water and having them acknowledge the nice sound of whooshing.
Give them rewards for getting it right
Some nice prizes for the potty used right can be stamps on head or hand, stickers, bubbles and even just one piece of M&Ms. You can even go the extra mile and take your toddler to a dollar store where they get to pick out the special reward for the good job that they have done by spending a complete day in their dry undies or staying completely dry for the whole night. Special food prizes which can be a pizza party for the meals or nice ice creams or sundae bars for between the meals (you can place some gummy bears, sprinkles and cherries in different bowl and have your toddler create the sundae on their own) are all awesome ideas. However, if you want something that will not cost as much, then you can find any art project that you can also do with them and they will be able to show it off to others as their prize for using the potty.