Potty training and our innovative Clean potty
Potty training can be tricky business. We just made that a lot simpler with our Eco by Naty Clean Potty. Potty training is an extraordinary practice since it usually is the first daily life activity that your child will start to independently manage.
When to start potty training?
Potty training is a major milestone for your child so how do you know when your child is ready for it? Every child is unique and when to start potty training depends on the mental and physical readiness, and not on a specific age. As stated in the Mayo Clinic's guidelines to potty training ask yourself these questions:
- Does your child seem interested in the potty chair or toilet, or in wearing underwear?
- Can your child understand and follow basic directions?
- Does your child tell you through words, facial expressions or posture when he or she needs to go?
- Does your child stay dry for periods of two hours or longer during the day?
- Does your child complain about wet or dirty diapers?
- Can your child pull down his or her pants and pull them up again?
- Can your child sit on and rise from a potty chair?
If your answer is mostly yes to these questions your child could be ready for potty training.
Which potty to choose?
There are so many potties on the market, how do you know which one to choose? The Eco by Naty Clean Potty is the most convenient and environmentally friendly potty on the market. With our potty there will be less mess since you have a biodegradable bag in the potty, which you just flush in the toilet after the child has done the dirty business. No additional cleaning is needed, which will save you lots of time. Also, the potty is made of 100% renewable material, a plastic made from sugar cane.
How to start potty training?
When you've decided to start the training, two major points to keep in mind is a positive attitude and patience. Also, it is good to have a consistent plan instead of using trial and error so that your toddler doesn't get confused. For example, how do you want to start and how will you handle accidents? When this is established it is time to get all the useful equipment. Start with making your child accustomed with the potty. For example, you can have your child sit on the potty without a nappy for a few minutes several times a day. There are several potty-training books and toys to entertain your child while waiting. Even though your child just sits there, compliment your child for trying and tell your child that s/he can try again later.
Potty training incentives
Some children will learn easier and faster with incentives, like for example stickers, a star chart or extra bed time stories. Another incentive is to do potty training cards, which get a punch each time your child achieve to go to the potty. Then, for example, after the child has gotten 5 punches s/he will get a reward. Verbal praise is also very important. Good luck with your potty training!
For some more examples on incentives, take a look here: http://www.parenting.com/toddler/potty-training/10-unique-potty-training-incentives