With the joy of bringing a new life into the world, the load of responsibilities increases. These little angels are always dependent on their parents for guidance and survival. A toddler starts learning from the very basic at times through imitating the elder siblings or through continuous training by parents. The beautiful journey from crawling to running entails in itself a number of essential learning’s as well. The most challenging part in this saga of learning comes to the parents in the form of toilet training. Since most of the parents are working babysitters and day cares demand that the child be properly trained before their initiation in the facility. An easy and fun way to help the guardians teach their children is given below.
21 Best Potty Training Games for Parents
The transition from diapers to a bathroom may be confusing to your child. To familiarize him with the bathroom and the different devices present in it, bring a simple puzzle and explain your child the function of each apparatus, how and when it is used.
Seek and find
For parents whose children are hyper active this technique will not only use the child’s energy but also help him when he feels the urge to take a poop. At times children panic and are not able to find the bathroom. This gaming method will ensure that they find the bathroom even in your absence.
Build a song
The change from soft nappies to hard and cold potty may make the child feel uncomfortable. To familiarize him with his body parts and for the recognition of pee and poop urges, build a small bed time song that describes in detail the body parts as well as bathroom mannerisms.
It may be difficult for your child to pull down his pants immediately when he feels like using the potty. To help him overcome this trouble introduce him to training pants and make him do pull ups by lowering and pulling his pants.
Blowing bubble stimulates the muscles of the abdomen stimulating a similar sensation to that of taking a poop. Sitting on a potty seat may confuse the child, give him a bottle of bubbles and let him play to not only relax him but also make this activity fun and simple.
Your children may be highly comfortable with nappies but they have to be done away with. Place a clean basket in the drawing room and make him chuck as many nappies as he can. Then slowly introduce him to the idea of discarding his nappies.
The potty training can be made easy by making your children pre prepared. Make them race to the loo and set one trigger word that helps him understand the need to go to the bathroom. This game will be beneficial when the need really arises.
Make a chart
Prepare a family chart and include your pets also if you have any. Whenever any family member goes to the bathroom make your child put a sign over his name. This will make the young child realise that going to the potty is an extremely natural process that ever member in the family does.
Sometimes the children are not able to realise their urgency of visiting the loo. They make know how to undergo the process of sitting on a potty seat but may fail to reach the destination in time. To ensure no mishaps make him race to the bathroom so that during urgency he knows how to act.
Bedtime story books
If your child loves reading try to include a new set of bedtime storybook for your child, one that explain to him what actually is a bathroom, why we go there and how to use the devices in the bathroom.
With the advancement in technologies and the understanding of children we see even small children handling gadgets effectively. Teach them the daily potty training routine by showing them videos and short movies to better their understanding.
What’s the name?
Play a small quiz with your kids which educate them and make them well versed with all the apparatus present in the bathroom so that they know how to get over the daily routine without any trouble.
With the availability of a number of scented soaps which the children love ask your young ones to use the potty seat correctly and as a reward they get to use the scented soaps. This will give an incentive to the child and ensure positive results.
For the starting days try to place small directions all over the house which should help the child find the bathroom. The signals may have small messages that make the whole process fun.
Count the squares
Children do not know the appropriate amount of toilet paper to be used and at times may roll out a handful. Make the count the paper squares which will reduce the use of the roll and divert the attention of the child if they feel uncomfortable.
Use trips of coloured paper and put them in a box. Instruct your child that every time he uses the toilet correctly he get to add a strip to his chain. This will make children more careful and the training a little fun.
At times parents forget to teach their kids the correct way to use the toilet paper which is front to back. Tell them that it is same to how they comb their hair.
Joining the dots
Books which had the game of joining the dots were often the most interesting game for kids. Give them the bathroom version of these books to make them recognise objects.
Scavenger – underwear hunt
Toilet training introduces underwear’s. Make your children search for them in the house and try to wear them correctly.
Potty training demonstrations
Give your children their favourite toy be it a Barbie or a stuffed animal and demonstrate to them how the toy goes to the loo. Later ask them to repeat the process which will make them learn through games.
Personalize the potty seat
Make the child paint their potty seat or attach beads and stickers to it. This will make him feel more comfortable with the idea of using the seat and also make them excited to train.
Thus life with toddlers may be challenging yet simple tricks are bound to make them easy and training fun for the young ones.