Week 3 Potty Project: Practice Sitting Regularly
First read this week’s potty lesson, then move on to the project below.
Your Week 3 Assignment
First thing in the morning, set your child on the potty. Before putting your child in the bathtub, set her on the potty. Before naptime in the afternoon and before bedtime in the evening, encourage your child to make a brief sit on her little potty chair. Read one of the stories you found at the library, store, or on the Internet. (That was last week’s assignment, remember?)
As you begin to work toileting into your daily routine, don’t expect performance. By having your child sit on the potty at predictable times during the day, you’re simply getting across the message that it’s important to set aside time to use the toilet.
Toilet Training Tip
Take your child with you when you use the toilet and have him sit on his potty as you use the big toilet. Since you’re not on a potty routine yourself, by making a conscientious effort to take your child with you, you’re driving home the point that people interrupt what they’re doing to use the toilet, and then they return to it. If your child is playing with his toy cars, have him take a car with him into the bathroom. He’ll likely be more willing to go with you to the bathroom if a toy can make the trip with him.
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