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How to potty train a late blooming 4 year old child

Potty training – these two words will often remind mommies of the tedious time spent trying to victoriously teach their kiddos how to defecate with ease. You need to keep in mind that learning to use the toilet is a huge step for toddlers and it can be difficult. However, it is very important, and it is definitely a big milestone but you don’t need to turn that smile upside down if it’s not a smooth affair.

Want to know how to potty train a late-blooming 4 year old with ease? Well you’re at the right place, follow the instructions below:

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  1. Word frenzy: Get your kids acquainted with all the words needed for toilet training, such as wet, dry, pee, poop etc. Choose words that you and your little one are comfortable with.
  1. Get rid of diapers: Kids wearing diapers don’t feel the urge to visit the loo. If you put on underwear your kiddos will feel the need of using the toilet. The next time they poop or pee in their underwear they will come and approach you due to the discomfort and gradually stop.
  1. Make it fun: Initially, make up a story and integrate your kid’s favourite toy in it. You can ask your kids to take their favourite doll to the toilet and keep them on the potty for 5mins. This way they will get used to the washroom. As time passes, you can make them sit with their doll on the pot and read their favourite story to distract them and remove fear.
  1. Encourage: If your kid walks up to you and tells you that they want to visit the toilet, thank him or reward him with some cuddles and kisses. Be positive and praise small successes.
  1. Don’t lose your cool: If your child sees that you are upset or angry, it is likely to set back all your good work. Always have a motivating attitude, be a good buddy and a motivator throughout your kid’s potty training journey.

Preparation is the key! Don’t start the process until your kid is mentally ready for potty training. Setting a date and rigorously trying to implement it is a sure recipe for failure. Eliminate pressure and let your kid handle the entire process at his pace. All the best!