Family child care provider Melody Robinson shares the following information on a tip sheet for parents when their child is ready to start learning to use the toilet. She has found that sharing this information has helped parents support their child’s success in her family child care and also when the child is at home.
Helpful Tips for Potty Training for Parents
This list of do’s and don’ts will help you and your child to be more successful at potty training. This is a new learning experience for your child, and you can make it less stressful for them by being patient. They will learn the necessary bathroom skills.
Potty Training Reminders:
No suspenders or overalls
No onesies t-shirts
No body shirts
No hard to unsnap clothing
(These items hamper the child’s success at potty training)
Potty Training Do’s
Wear only pants with elastic waist
Wear easy to lift or pull down clothing
Wear pull-ups, velcro diapers, or panties with rubber covering in case of accidents
PLEASE SEND EXTRA CLOTHING IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS
These tips were written by Melody Robinson, owner of Parent’s Helper Home Daycare in Oak Park, IL.