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Potty Training can be tough! I’ve collected the best potty training tips from real moms who have been there! It’s a wild ride with a few inevitable setbacks, but keep your eye on the prize: no more diapers!
When to Start Potty Training
This depends so much on when the child is actually ready, along with other circumstances like travel. It will happen eventually. It’s important to stay positive and pay attention to the signals your child is giving you.
From Christine of The Choosy Mommy
“Unfortunately I don’t have the answer as to when you should really start to potty train. But what I can tell you is to watch and learn from your child.” Read her full post When Should You Start Potty Training?
From Kimberly of Team Cartwright
“I think there is a lot of pressure to train early. There is nothing wrong with that, but there are benefits to training a little later. And it’s okay if your child either isn’t ready to train or if life throws things at you making training the last thing you want to do.” Read her full post 6 Positives to Late Potty Training
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Potty Training Methods
There are lots of different potty training methods. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Think about your child’s age and personailty when choosing a method you think might work for your family!
Potty Training Humor
Activities, Books and Videos for Potty Training
The Best Potty Training Tips for Boys
I remember the warning I got when potty training my son, but he was actually easy to train. He loved using a toddler urinal and trained before he was 2. Just expect a few more messes!
From Noel of funmammasa (mom of 5 boys)
“The best time to potty train is summer so the boys can run around in shorts that are easy to pull up and down.”
From Juli of Mostly Caffeinated
“Start when they first show interest – with my boys, that time has been 18 months! Smooth sailing because they were really interested in learning new things at that age.”
Potty Training Regression
I (luckily) don’t have much experience in this area, but it is a very common problem. Many kids have setbacks before they’re fully potty trained. Or, your potty trained child may start having accidents. Check out these Tips For Moving Past Potty Training Regressions from Alana of Parenting from the Heart.