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What are some effective potty training methods that have worked for other parents?

Hi, fellow parents! My toddler is now at the age where I'm thinking of starting potty training. However, I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the information out there and not sure where to begin. I would love to hear from other parents who have successfully potty trained their little ones. What methods did you find effective? Did you use rewards, stickers, or charts? Did you try the three-day method? How long did it take your child to fully grasp potty training? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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kilback.myriam

Hey there! Potty training was quite a challenge for me and my little one. We tried different methods, but what eventually worked was the three-day method. We cleared our calendar and stayed home for three days straight, focusing exclusively on potty training. We set a timer for every 30 minutes and reminded my child to use the potty consistently. This method allowed for fast learning and helped her understand what was expected of her. We also used positive reinforcement and verbal praise whenever she used the potty successfully. I would suggest keeping extra clothes handy and being patient during the learning process. It took a bit of time, but my daughter was fully potty trained in about a week. Best of luck to you!

yturner

Hi there! Potty training my daughter was quite the challenge, but I found that using a combination of methods helped her understand what was expected of her. We used a chart to track her progress, and each time she successfully used the potty, she got to place a sticker on the chart. We also used a timer to remind her at regular intervals about using the potty, and rewarded her with verbal praise every time she used it successfully. To help her understand the sensation of needing to go, we used a potty training doll, who went potty whenever my daughter did, which made it fun and interactive for her. It took some time, but eventually, she caught on and it was a proud and exciting moment for both of us when she was fully potty trained. I would recommend trying different approaches to see what works best for you and your child, and don't give up. Potty training is a process that takes time and patience, but the reward is definitely worth it.

jsmitham

Hi everyone! Potty training didn't come easy for my son, but eventually, we found a method that worked for us. Instead of using rewards or charts, we opted for a casual and laid-back approach where we simply encouraged my son to use the potty whenever he felt the urge. We would celebrate every small success, but didn't want to create too much pressure or make him feel like he was underperforming. We also made sure to be flexible with his progress and took things one day at a time. It took a little longer than expected, but by being patient, calm and supportive, my son eventually grasped the concept and today, he's fully potty trained. I'd say find what works best for your child and stick with it. Good luck!

lmann

Hi there! I found that the key to successful potty training was consistency and being patient with my child. We used a combination of rewards and charts, which worked well for my daughter. Every time she successfully used the potty, she got a small prize or sticker, which kept her motivated to keep going. Another thing that helped was letting her pick out her own underwear, which she was excited to wear and didn't want to dirty. We also made sure to remind her often to use the potty and to never scold or shame her for accidents. It took a few weeks for her to fully grasp potty training, but after that, she was good to go. Good luck with your potty training journey!

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