Week 6 Potty Project: Marking the Spot
First read this week’s potty lesson, then move on to the project below.
Your Week 6 Assignment
Does your child know where certain items belong? If your child knows that pots and pans go in the cupboard, that coats go in the closet, and that books go on the shelf, she’s also learning that pee and poop go in the toilet.
To make sure that your child understands where pee and poop go, take him into the bathroom after changing his diaper. Have him watch as you flush the poop down the toilet. He can wave bye-bye to his poop. Then set your child on his little potty.
This effort only takes a minute or two but by doing so, he learns that pee and poop belong go in the toilet and that he only needs to sit on the potty to get it there.
Week 6 Toilet Training Tip
When you need to use the toilet, talk about what you’re feeling: “My bladder is full. I need to use the toilet.” “I need to poop. I feel inside my body the need to go.” Between 18 and 24 months, children understand much more than they can express. Therefore, don’t hold back using words to describe the potty learning process. Your child needs language to accompany the learning that she’s experiencing with regard to controlling her bowel and bladder.
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