It is becoming quite common to find children way past their 3 year old birthday and still in diapers. They know just when and what they want to do and they simply refuse to do so without a diaper. So how can you potty train a toddler that refuses to stop with diapers? There are several ways to make the transition easier but the most important is to keep relaxed about it and not make your toddler feel stressed about getting out of diapers.
If you haven’t tried a reward system this is your first stop. Explain to your child that each potty make equals a sticker, small toy, chocolate or something else that you know that they desire. Don’t forget about encouragement and showing appreciation and joy when your child chooses to do in the potty or toilet instead of in a diaper. This is a most essential step when you want to figure out how to potty train a toddler that refuses to stop with diapers.
Invite Older Kids
Invite older kids and have them show case how to go on the toilet. Let your child observe how it is done by peers that are close in age but yet a bit older so that the impression will be more effective. This is something that can really get the potty training going. You can also let the older child talk to your child about potty training by simply asking questions about how they go to the toilet when your toddler is listening.
Standing for Number 2
Many toddlers get used to, and find it easy, to do number 2 standing. It can be hard to switch from this position to a sitting one on the potty or toilet. To transit from diaper to toilet you can place a plastic bag on the floor and let the toddler do on this. This way they get to experience what comes out and how and you don’t have such a big mess to deal with. After this you move to standing on a foot stool to do the same over the toilet and eventually your child will find that it isn’t such a big deal to just use the toilet.
Get rid of the Diapers Early!
If you are already past the 3 year birthday the tips above can be very helpful for effective potty training but the very best advice is to start early. Most children can understand already around their first birthday and if you find a good and trusted method for potty training and go by it you can save yourself a lot of money and make your child’s life a whole lot easier!