Potty training

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Follow these six tips and your child will be back at play in no time!

By L. Gervis for Pampers

Sponsored: From potty to playtime

Sponsored: From potty to playtime

Don't force the issue

Toddlers will let you know they’re ready to start training when they start telling you they’ve gone or they have to go.

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Leave the potty in place

Even before you begin the training process, make sure the potty is visible and available so they get used to seeing it and sitting on it.

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Set the example

Make sure toddlers have the opportunity to see you using the toilet so they get the idea and are clear what the potty is for.

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Set a schedule

When your toddler awakes, after eating, before bed — have your child use the potty at the same time each day and try to start a routine.

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Be ready

Have the potty available in the playroom, the kitchen, the bedroom — wherever your child and you are, that’s where the potty should be too.

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Celebrate successes!

Cheer and make a big fuss! It’s only natural that successes will be easier when there’s lots of positive reinforcement — and remember to also be encouraging when your child has an accident.

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Sponsored: From potty to playtime

Follow these six tips and your child will be back at play in no time!

This article was originally published on May 01, 2013
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