• How do I start teaching my 2-year-old son how to use the potty?

    Real moms share their personal potty training tricks.
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    Nix His Diaper

    The potty trainer may be introduced to your kid by 18 months. Tell him its use, and leave it in a place where he may examine it freely. Don’t put a diaper on him when he’s at home. Let him sit on the potty trainer after each meal. At night, before sleeping, lead him to the bathroom.

    You may try to wake him up in the middle of the night, and ask him to go again. This will train him to wake up by himself to go in the middle of the night. You really just have to be patient when potty training. Don’t expect him to master the skill in a month’s time. It really takes a while, and it is different for every kid.

    Kay Bautista, Pasig City

    MOM TO Kayla, 5, and Chloe, 2

     

    Get The Junior Size

    I bought a colorful potty trainer for my daughter, and placed it in our bathroom. At about the same time, I stopped putting her in diapers during the day.  For 2 weeks, I patiently guided her to use the potty, but only when she asked to. I didn’t force her to sit on it.

    As often as possible, I would also announce whenever I had to go to the bathroom, showing her how I use the “big potty.” I also made an effort to never get angry with her for accidents.

    Eliza I. Trono, Quezon City

    MOM TO Erin Jahleel, 2

     

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