Once you have determined that your child is ready for potty training (see "Is My Child Ready?"), and that you, the parent, are ready the process can begin.
Then do the following:
For the first few weeks, let your child sit on the potty fully clothed. Talk to him about what the potty is for and when to use it.
Once he begins to show interest, let him try with his diaper off. Help him plant his feet firmly on the floor. When you go to the bathroom, let him come in too. Make it part of the routine.
Start with the same times every day. Then gradually increase the frequency.
Praise, Praise, Praise. Be sure to give praise when he succeeds. Never show disappointment when he misses, forgets or has accidents.
After he has mastered the basics on a regular basis, switch to training pants. Robyn's Nest does not recommend that diaper-like trainers be used. They feel too much like a diaper which could confuse your child.
Keep it positive. Never pressure your child. Remember that night time and nap time training usually comes last. Be sure to tell your child that it is okay to wake you for help or go to the bathroom on his own during these times.
Many parents debate the rewards issue. Personally, I have found the
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