Soft stool: Make sure your child’s stools are soft. If he is constipated and his stool is hard, he won’t want to go in the potty because it hurts. He’ll hold onto his stool, making it larger, harder, and more painful, and potty training will not be successful.
See one, do one: Make a point of announcing when you need to go and let him watch you use the bathroom. Teach him to always wash his hands after.
Big or little potty: It’s up to you if you want to buy a smaller potty chair or just have a stool or toilet seat insert for him. Either way, it helps if he has something to push his feet against.
Fun and games: Make the time fun for him--read a story or sing a song. There are several good books about using the potty that will encourage him. Try not to scold him for not going or force him to sit there. It works much better if you praise his efforts, however small they are. Reward with positive words, big hugs, kisses, or a special potty song or dance.
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