When you hear the words “spring training season,” you might think about sports teams preparing for an upcoming season of games. It could be spring potty training season if you have a child in diapers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a child who is out of diapers?
As a parent, I know firsthand how awesome it is to leave the house without carrying around a bulky tote bag packed to the brim with diapers, wipes, and extra changes of clothes–not to mention cheering, “Come out Mr. Poo!” in a public restroom.
If you aren’t enjoying this freedom yet, then the guide below can help get you to that point in your parenting adventures.
Spring Toilet Training Guide
The transition from diapers to big kid underpants shouldn’t be an angst-ridden session of tear-filled tantrums. But enough about the parents of toddlers going through the stages of potty training. 😂
Like any good coach, you’ll need a lot of patience as your little team member practices through false alarms and the real deal.
If your child has no interest in potty training right now, then maybe it’s not the right season, but if they are, then it’s time to get started!
4 Steps to Potty Training Success
🚽 1. Let your child tell you when they are ready.
Are they going toward the bathroom when they’ve “gotta go,” trying to tug their diaper off, or asking if they can go to the potty?
🚽 2. Work as a team.
You’re the coach, which means it’s your job to encourage, support, and cheer your child as they go from the first day of potty training to the much-anticipated finish line of wearing big kid underpants.
🚽 3. Make sure you have the right equipment.
If your child was trying out for sports, you might let them choose some of their own equipment. The same can be true for potty training. If possible, take your child with you when it’s time to buy big kid clothes, a potty seat or chair, wipes, and other necessities.
Another piece of equipment you’ll want to add is a book about potty training. You’ll find suggestions inspired by my family’s potty training experiences below. I hope they help your family, too!
🚽 4. Celebrate all the wins, but don’t over-celebrate.
Making a huge deal out of every win could make your child feel bad if an accident happens. Using a tool like a sticker chart acknowledges the wins without drawing a lot of attention to any accidents.
Good luck with your spring potty training!
If you are looking for more information about potty training, I’ve found this site quite useful – toddler-potty-training
Potty Training Books for Kids
Are you looking for a fun way to introduce your child to potty training? The experience of potty training my children inspired me to write these fun books for families like yours! Click the book cover below to go right to its Amazon page, or click the button to see more books on my website. Which one is your favorite?