There are many different things that you will miss as your baby girl gets older, but you can be assured that there are also things that you won’t miss, such as changing dirty diapers. Ensuring that you are able to sufficiently potty train your daughter requires an ample amount of patience and time, not to mention that she has to be emotionally and physically ready to take on the challenge. With that being said, this list of tips can be quite useful when you are interested in teaching your daughter how to use the washroom on her own.
Tip 1: Waiting Until She’s Ready
It will be incredibly difficult to teach your daughter how to use the washroom if she’s not ready and this is generally because she will be too young. You will find yourself spending much more time taking her to the toilet when she has to go than if you were to wait until she’s old enough to comprehend the process.
Tip 2: Watching and Learning
Toddlers are very impressionable and letting them watch you use the washroom can be a great way to have them understand what to do when they have to go. You have to allow your child to make a few mistakes – even if you have to make a few cleanups, it will make all of the difference while she is learning. As an example, if she sees her older brother or father stand up while using the washroom, she may want to try it as well and you should let her. This will teach her that it is the less effective way to go pee. Instead, she will resort to the way that Mommy does it and find that it is far simpler.
Tip 3: Buying Equipment
Much like adults require toilets, toddlers require them as well. In a perfect world, every person of every age would use a toilet but when it comes to your young daughter, you may want to consider finding a child-sized potty. This will allow them to establish something that is their own and since it is significantly smaller, it will help her to feel more comfortable in comparison to a large adult-sized toilet. Also, children have the tendency to become anxious when using larger toilets, therefore allowing her to use the smaller toilet ensures that there isn’t any experienced anxiety.