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Potty Training Made Easy

By  Kim Michael

If you're the parent of a toddler, you are probably looking for the right signs that your child is ready to be potty trained. Potty training your child can be a frustrating time in your life. When your child is ready to be potty trained, they will provide to you clues that the timing is right. If you capitalize on these clues, and use the right tools, this can be an exciting time in your life, as well as your child's.

One of the first clues is that your child will show an interest in the toilet. Whether it is in a small toddler size one, or the regular commode in the bathroom, any curiosity about sitting on it is a sign that your child would like to use the potty. Another signal that your child may be ready to begin potty training, is that they start to tell you when they have either wet themselves, or had a bowel movement. Even the slightest indication from them, whether they point to their diaper, or tell you, is a sign that they may be ready.

Your child may also be waking up after naps or in the morning with a wet diaper. If this is the case, then your child is exhibiting signs of a bladder that is getting stronger, and possibly ready for potty training. Now that your child is showing signs of readiness in the potty training department, you are ready for some helpful tools to accomplish this task.

One tool to use is the Potty Training in One Day, with either the Potty Patty or Potty Scotty Doll. These dolls come with training pants, bottles to feed and a parents guide to potty training. These dolls are made to help your child celebrate their big day. You begin with changing the diaper on the doll and your child to training pants. There are extra training pants, as Patty/Scotty will have accidents throughout the day, which will show your child that it is ok to have accidents, but also encourage them to try and stay dry.

Another great tool is the Potty Musical Potty Chair. This chair is designed to help encourage potty training by playing "Old McDonald" once your child urinates in the chair. There is a built in sensor in the chair that is located in the front panel, and as your child goes potty, the sensor detects the moisture and begins playing the tune. The built in reward system of the music persuades your child to continue to try and use the potty. This seat has smooth sides and is specially made for your 1 to 3 year old.

Many children enjoy the encouragement of an outside source, other than a parent, to promote potty training. These tools are designed to reinforce and strengthen your words of affirmation while potty training. While potty training can be a frustrating experience for you, with a little help and support, and maybe a little music, too, your child will be using the potty in no time.

This article was written by: Kim Michael. To find these and many other selections of Educational and Fun Toys, Children, Toddlers and Baby Furnishings, please visit us online at:


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