And somewhat sane again.
Potty training is a hot topic for moms.
No matter your parenting style, work status, age, or location there will come a time in your mom life when you have to figure out how to get your kid to handle his own bathroom business.
It may take days (if it does, I think I hate you), or weeks, or even months to get things going right.
And then, when you think you can finally throw those diapers in the trash can and free up your budget for things like lattes and shoes, there will be setbacks.
It is a frustrating process all of us can relate to.
Whether you’re potty training boys or girls, there will likely be moments when you will look your child in the eyes and wonder if you’re being punished.
That’s why we asked mom.life Mombassador and mom of 4, Ceiamaria, to host a potty training chat in our app this week!
She runs her own super supportive potty training group in app as well and has so many helpful tips and tricks to make the process easier for you and your little trainee.
We rounded up some of her top tips and questions for you to check out here, but if you want to see the entire chat, connect with Ceiamaria, and get your questions answered, you have to pop into the mom.life app and see what you missed!
Potty Training Tips You Need From a mom.life Expert Mom
Tip 1: Don’t rush your child.
Potty training is about consistency and timing. How long your child takes will depend on a lot of factors. It’s better to take your child often and give them many opportunities to try. Accept that it may take longer than you expected, and be committed to remaining positive.
Tip 2: Don’t yell at your child.
You don’t want to scare your child or discourage them from trying entirely. Praise them when they go and leave it at that.
Tip 3: Don’t punish your child for having accidents.
Again, you want this to be a positive experience. You want your child to feel happy to go and not scared. You don’t want to discourage them or prolong the process.
Tip 4: Don’t give your child candy.
You could find yourself having to give out an awful lot of candy over the course of your potty training time! Ceiamaria recommends sticking to rewards like stickers or other activities your child enjoys.
Tip 5: Don’t compare other children to your child.
Every child is different. Some of them are ready before others. Some of them are faster learners or more motivated. Focus on what you and your child are doing and don’t worry about anyone else.
She also answered tons of questions from the moms in the app. Head over there to read the entire potty training discussion so you can get this show on the road!