Potty Training Tip 5: Come on, Get Happy!
Let your child see the excitement and fun that comes with using the potty. Make potty time a big deal and they’ll be more likely to want to use the potty.
4 ways to build up potty hype
- Make up a song. Use a sing-song silly song to encourage your child to use the potty. Sure, you can use a pre-written song from a video, but a personal song is so much better!
- Make up a dance. Similar to a song, a potty dance is fun and exciting. Dance around with your child before and after potty time.
- Throw a party. Seriously. Using the potty is a big achievement, it should be celebrated! Throw a party and invite your mommy friends & family to celebrate.
- Give lots of praise. Every time your child uses the potty make a big deal of it. Hug them, kiss them, buy them a pony. Okay, maybe not a pony but you get the point.
Celebrating milestones is not only fun for kids, but a great excuse for mom and dad to dote on kids. You’ll get bragging rights, entries for the baby book and lots of new status updates!