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Stubborn toddler? Tips to help with potty training

If your toddler is stubborn, potty training maybe a tall order, try these tips to help

How to potty train a stubborn toddler

Tips you need if you’re trying to potty train a stubborn toddler

Potty training a stubborn child

Nobody ever said potty training was easy, and if your little one is stubborn it can be a real challenge – for you and your toddler. Try not to panic. Potty training requires patience and time and together you will get there.

Create routine and ownership

Start your potty training journey with a special trip to the shops, picking up everything you'll need to make the journey smoother, such as a potty and pull up pants.

By doing this with your little one you're involving them every step of the way and helping to give them ownership of their potty training progress.

Once little ones learn to feel the difference between wet and dry they can ultimately learn to stay dry on their own.

Training consistency is key

So now you have everything you need to get started. Consistency is key with potty training, so establish a routine. Start everyday by sitting your child on the potty at the same time, and keep them busy. Perhaps read a favourite book together or sing a song you both like. When they've finished make sure your little one washes their hands with a fun soap and dries their hands with a special towel that only they use, which helps build that sense of ownership.

Reward and motivate your child

Keep little ones motivated with a reward system such as a star chart or treats in a jar. If they are resisting, have a break and start again when they're ready. Work together and let all the family know so they can join in the praise too.

The most important thing to remember is that every child is different so never compare their progress with other children.


Stubborn toddler? Tips to help with potty training