Time to Potty Train JaxThursday, February 28, 2013
My son Jax just turned 3, however he has not mastered Potty Training. Jax is my only child so this is new for me as well. I tried training him a year ago and he got a little scared so I left it alone. I didn't want to insist because I didn't want him to get terrified making the process of him learning longer.
I think now he understands better. So it's definitely a great time to try again, plus I'm better prepared this time around. I also explained to him that he will be starting school in September and needs to be potty trained.
Luckily I came across an opportunity to sign up for Madrinas del Baño for Pull-ups Every Flush campaign. I thought it was a perfect opportunity, I have learned a few tips and tricks from the Pull-Ups.com.
The Plan: To introduce the potty. Take him to the potty first thing in the morning and after every meal. Jax drinks a lot of water so that means many trips to the potty throughout the day. I will set up a timer on my phone that way I can be reminded of when to take him for a potty break.
Entertain: I will bring books, cars and his favorite toys along so that he feels comfortable and entertained. Jax likes to play the guitar (his way,lol) so I might just have him play something and we can both make up a potty song.
Celebrate: Jax's favorite treat are cupcakes (luckily I bake). So I will reward him with a mini cupcake everytime he goes to the potty, because after all, every try deserves a little celebration.
Four million toddlers will embark on potty training each year. Hispanic moms often feel pressure from their friends and family to potty train their child as early as possible but don't understand the process so they stop once setbacks occur. Which is what happened to me.
The most important thing is not to get discouraged. You can visit Pull Ups Facebook Page for helpful tips and ideas. You can find more ways to celebrate every flush on the Big Kid app (yes, there's an app for that) at pullups.com. With this app you can download helpful resources and tools, and find many other fun activities to help with your toddler in the training process.
Watch this awesome video on you tube (spanish). I wish I had known about this event, I would have taken Jax to see the celebration.
Be sure to follow me for the next couple of months to see our journey through potty training.
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