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Brandi Brucks

The Step-By-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers

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    Before the Three Days of Potty Training

    For best results, you need to pick the right time. But how do you know when your baby is ready for a potty adventure?

    Most kids are ripe between two-and-a-half and three years. Some start earlier or later. If you observe them, you can pick up clues.

    Toddlers who know when it’s time to be changed are ripe for potty training. Also, holding pee in is a sign they can control their bladders and their bodies are sufficiently developed.

    Observe your child’s poop. Hard poop might be a sign of constipation. If this is the case they might be experiencing pain when pooping, scaring them away from the toilet. A baby who follows you to the bathroom or wants to help you flush is definitely interested.

    Reward their curiosity!

    If your baby follows simple directions, they’re good to go.

    Once you’ve established your baby’s readiness, start introducing the idea through conversations.

    Toddlers are smart enough to play you, so watch out for the little games. Study your child’s personality and sort out how to get your message through. Do they like to be cajoled? Are they always taking the initiative? These are subtle ways to get the best out of your baby.

    Sell the plan to family members so that everyone sends a clear, consistent message to your child.

    Raise your baby’s bathroom awareness by drawing their attention to wet diapers. From now on yucky diapers are just not cool. Knowing when to use the bathroom is a thing grown-ups do. They’re a big kid now. Let them accompany you to the bathroom as much as possible to reinforce that message.

    Observe your child’s body language to see how they communicate when they want to pee. Do they fidget, squat, get mad at you, or hide? These small clues will help you spot accidents during training.

    You’re getting close.

    Now it’s time to formally introduce your baby to their potty trainer. The trainer should fit your toilet and be accompanied by a stepping stool so they can mount the toilet themself.

    From now on start changing their wet diapers in the bathroom every time. Show them the new underwear and tell them it’s going to replace diapers.

    Change your child while they’re standing. This feels familiar to the process of standing, pulling down their pants, and going to the toilet.

    To reward your baby’s effort, it’s crucial to find a delicious treat or candy to keep them interested throughout the training. It should be something really small so that they can have just enough of it. Place the reward where they can see it and tell them how to earn it.

    Once you’ve settled on the three consecutive days, stock ready-made food and supplies to last the training or more. Buy food that’ll help your baby drink a lot of fluids. Bread, chips, crackers, pizza, apples, watermelon, and popcorn are your allies in this enterprise.

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    What is Potty Training in 3 Days about?

    Potty Training in 3 Days (2016) is a success formula for parents and caregivers who want their babies to start using the toilet. The plan involves recognizing when your child is ready for potty training, what to do during the three days of intense practice, and how to follow up for lasting results.

    Who should read Potty Training in 3 Days?

    • Parents
    • Family members and caregivers who want to understand their role in potty training
    • Pediatricians and teachers

    About the Author

    Brandi Brucks has combined years of experience as a nanny with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education to fuel a peculiar passion, potty training. When she isn’t busy potty training, she’s busy potty educating through Your Village Consulting, a parenting consultancy in Austin, Texas. Thousands of babies have learned to manage their business through her work.

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