Starting the process of potty training is daunting for many parents. There are lots of things that you need to think about and put in place before you start the process. If you don’t do that, you’ll be more inclined to make mistakes that set back the potty training work you want to do with your child and make your lives a lot trickier. Don’t fret, we at Pottiagogo have confidence in you and your toddler’s potty training journey! Here are the main things you’ll need when getting started with potty training in 2021.
- A Potty
The first thing you’ll need is a good potty. Rather than buying more than one potty, why not buy one that does the job at home and when travelling. When you are potty training your child, the training doesn’t stop whether you’re in the house or out, so a foldable travel potty is convenient for use at all times. Our Pottiagogo travel potty allows you to carry on potty training confidently whenever and wherever you go.
It can be tough when you’re not at home to remain disciplined, but you don’t have to throw away all the progress you’ve made if you have a travel potty to take with you, and if the potty is the same as the one your child uses at home they are likely to remain confident when using it when out.
Plus, you won’t need to worry about discreetly disposing of the potty contents when you’re out either, as our biodegradable potty liners allows you to get rid of the contents discreetly.
- Protection Against Accidents in the Night
It’s important for you to think about how you’re going to manage accidents that are likely to happen during the process of moving your child away from nappies and towards potty and toilet training. You should buy some waterproof sheets that protect the bed and help you to clean up those accidents a little more quickly when they inevitably happen.
- A Soap Pump
One of the things that goes hand in hand with good potty training is good hygiene, both for you and for your child. That’s why you should make sure you have a good soap pump that’s accessible and easy to use for your child as well as for you. It’s a good way to improve their understanding of hygiene techniques as they also learn the basics of potty usage. Singing a song during hand washing can also make things fun and help to encourage this healthy habit for your child. There are lots of catchy hand washing songs available.
- Routines and Schedules
It’s important to have routines and schedules in place when potty training. That way, you can make sure that your child gets into the habit of going to the toilet or at least trying to at certain times. This will help them to get used to using the potty and later the toilet.
Once you’ve got all of these things in place, you’ll find the process of potty training goes a lot more smoothly for you. Most importantly, your child will take to it much more quickly and become comfortable with the idea of using a potty and a toilet. Just make sure you put the above items in place before you get started.