Tips On How NOT To Procrastinate when beginning potty training
There are a couple of ways that procrastinating can happen when it comes too potty training. There is the situation where your child is ready to potty train, they are interested in what is happening in the bathroom, they are asking questions, they are having periods of time pass where they have no accidents happen and they are able to clearly communicate with you.
- Do NOT procrastinate
- If your child is ready, waiting can cause problems
- Educate yourself on potty training
- Buy your potty training products before you start
- Stay positive!
However, you are not ready for them to potty train. You are procrastinating because you are not sure what to do or where to start with the process or it may just be a matter of being busy also and not finding the time to sit down and begin potty training your child. This is all very normal, however you cannot procrastinate in this situation, because the longer you do, the more difficult it could become for your child to potty train.
Potty training is an important milestone in your child's development and you do not want to delay their growth by not potty training them. So, the best way not to procrastinate the potty training process is to be prepared before they turn the age too potty train them. Begin reading the parenting potty training books available, get your child a potty training doll to begin playing with, begin talking with them about potty training soon.
The sooner you are comfortable with potty training and know the facts, as well as know what to do, the sooner you will want to get started also.
When you actually begin potty training, you may want to procrastinate at times. It can take a lot of work with some children and as the parent you have to remember you are teaching them.
You cannot procrastinate helping them to the potty or buying a potty chair or potty seat for them. You have to constantly remind yourself that they are learning something new and procrastinating when they have to use the potty or waiting too long to get them the tools that they need to potty train, means that they could lose interest and become frustrated with the entire process.
Instead, when your child needs help, do it right than, do not put it off or wait. Help them, so you can go back to what you were doing. Remember that when they cannot get to the potty or need help, that there could be a bigger mess for you to clean up.
Use a potty timer for yourself too if your child is using one or a potty watch. You may need to be reminded that they need to go to the bathroom also, since it is new for you too. Both you and your child being alerted will make the potty training process much easier.