Ready, Set, Toilet Train – Day 1

November 16, 2018

Welcome to Day 1 of our amazing READY, SET, TOILET TRAIN program. Let’s get you ready to start moving your toddler into the nappy free zone. I am so excited you have taken the leap to learning more about this journey with me.

 

Things to try on Day 1

Make wee and poo language normal

If you are anything like me nappy time probably goes something like this: You pass toddler a toy to try and distract them long enough to keep them still.

You talk about how stinky the poop is, change at lightning speed, before they squirm and run off to play.

We don’t want our littles to be afraid of their poos and wees, or worried about doing them out in the open because they are stinky or gross. To do this we just start talking about them at nappy change time in a more positive way.

“Oh look, you have done a poo/wee this time! Nice work!”

Start practicing saying the words wee, poo and toilet together too. Having the vocab will going to help them to communicate when the time comes.

 

Show them how it all works

Your kids are probably already following you to the toilet every single time you go. So start maximising the experience and talk to them about what is happening in there.

Show them how to flush the toilet, wash hands and introduce them to all the associated lingo.

Another great way to model the process is to read toilet training stories. We love Sophie & Mason Learn to Use the Loo . This book also comes as part of the Loo Loo Treasure Box too which is essentially a kit of wonderful things to help you on the way with toilet training. We love addressing these kits to your toddler. Just leave the name in the notes when you order. Every kid loves mail!

 

Photograph each step!

Oh I know, you think grossssss. But really, it helps kids if they can visualise what’s supposed to be going on. Take a pic of your littlie at the following stages:

  • Pulling down pants
  • Sitting on the toilet with elbows on knees
  • Feet placed on the step stool
  • Blow out
  • Singing a song
  • Doing a wee / poo
  • Folding and wiping with toilet paper
  • Pulling up pants
  • Flush flush flush
  • Wash hands
  • The celebration dance at the end

 

Our final takeaway task for today

Grab your toilet training toolkit we suggested you prep yesterday. In it, place your photos of each step. You can present them in book form or on a poster to show each step, whatever works best for you, but make it easy for your little to see and access.

Leave it in the box for now. See you on Day 2!

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