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My little tootsie toes wants to prove that she can take care of herself. She has got familiar with the bathroom and loves sitting on the potty. Initially all she would do was sit and play in it. Now, she knows being clean means business. She has just completed one year and three months. She has mastered the art of squatting and doing nature's call in the potty. She hates messy diapers and wants me to change immediately. Once she is done, she does not linger and rushes out of the bathroom. Sometimes if i am lucky, she does her poo-poo too without the usual resistance.
Here are some tips you can try out to get your baby potty trained.
1) With my first child, i waited for 18 months to potty train. I was too late as he took about 2.5 yrs to get used to the bathroom, forget the potty. With my second child i used to take her to the bathroom from 6 months on wards.
2)By the time they are one, they run. So it is better to start making them sit on the potty before they learn to stand.
3)Start with a s...sound and splash some water on their toes. The babies will resist going immediately as they are discovering their reflex to hold.
4)Keeping pointing the bathroom to make the baby understand that this is the place to pee or do potty.
5)Another indication that your child is ready to be potty trained is when their diapers don't get full during daytime. Avoid putting diapers in the day and take the baby to the bathroom once in an hour.
6) When they feel the bathrooms are claustrophobic and damp, put the potty in the bedroom and make them sit on it for a minute or two.
At the end of the day, every kid will learn the nuances of potty training at his or her pace. Don't be surprised if you find your little ones doing their business in the bathroom on their own.