Things to keep in mind when starting:
- NO more diapers
- Make sure she is ready
- Be consistent
- Stay positive - accidents happen!
- Be ready with praise and rewards
She needs to know that the diapers will be gone and that she will be wearing training pants from now on, even at night. You may want to get potty training DVD's, CDs and books for girls to go over what potty training is all about and what will happen.
This will help her be more at ease with potty training and will hopefully get her excited about going potty on the toilet. The potty training doll she can practice with before the big day of starting the potty training. She can practice with the doll, as well as have it with her when she begins potty training. You also want to make sure to pick out a potty chair or potty seat just for girls! She will need these to go potty on the toilet, especially if she is smaller, she may have a hard time getting on the full size toilet. Safer and more secure she feels, the easier potty training will be for her and you too.
Once you have gone over these things with her and spent time talking about potty training, choose a start day. From that day forward she will be potty training and using training pants.
How long you talk about the potty training , before actually starting will vary from child to child, however a month give or take is about how long this process takes. This gives her enough time to become familiar with the bathroom, ask questions, watch the DVD's, read the books together, play with the doll and learn all about what potty training is.
On the first day of no diapers, she may be upset or frustrated, since she will have accidents, however this is good since she can feel when she is wet or soiled and this starts to let her know she needs to use the potty.
It also helps her to start to recognize how she feels before the accidents happen, so she can get to the bathroom to go. You will want to start taking her to the bathroom in the beginning until you can see what her potty schedule is. Once you know when she goes, this makes taking her at those times easier.
You will want to be consistent and take her to the bathroom regularly, so that one of those times she may actually go. At this point she can be given a reward or if you are using a potty chart and potty stickers, she can place her sticker on the chart. This pattern of taking her and asking her if she needs to use the bathroom will continue and hopefully she will begin to catch on and go on her own or let you know when she has to until she no longer needs to let you know and she is going on her own.
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