Potty Training Tips for the Summer Months

With the summer close at hand, if you’ve been holding off on potty training your little one, it’s time to change that and plunge right in.

Why?

Because the summer can be quite awesome for potty training toddlers and preschoolers. Yes, that’s right. Read on to find out how and why:

1. Plenty of Liquids Means Plenty Of Pee

Yes, hot days means drinking up a lot of water and other fluids. Which in turn, makes going to the bathroom easy-peasy. Kids will want to pee more often and that is a good start to your potty training routine.

2. Dressing Lightly Means Noticing When You Need a Change

Also, summer clothes are lighter and there are no layers to keep a child cozy even when wet. As a result, an accident is likely to be noticed both by your little one and you. Again, a big win for starting potty training.

3. Eating Summer Fruits and Veggies Keeps Constipation at Bay

The summer season is a bountiful season filled with delicious fruits and healthy, fibre-rich veggies. Encourage your toddler to snack on these by incorporating them in salads, wraps, jellies, pizzas, smoothies, ice lollies and other kid-friendly snacks. Eating a fibre-rich diet will keep constipation at bay and make potty training a lot easier.

4. More Potty Training Tips for the Summer

Here are some essential potty training tips to ease both you and your toddler into potty training this summer:

• Always carry a change of clothes or two when you’re going out.

• Ask your toddler if he needs to visit the bathroom 10 minutes or so after he’d had a drink or eaten a meal.

• Encourage your toddler to tell you when he’s wet or when he wants to go to the bathroom. Watch for cues.

• If you’re traveling during the summer vacation, make sure you carry your toddler’s potty so that he doesn’t have to get anxious about using a strange potty chair in a hotel room.

• Don’t withhold liquids so that he doesn’t have to pee, especially during a road trip. Take frequent rest stops instead.

Do you have potty training tips that have helped you toilet train your baby during the summer season? Share it with the Potty Tots community on Facebook and Twitter and help other parents potty train their tots.

Post by Prerna Malik, resident Potty Tots blogger and mama to a Potty Tots fan!

Photo Credit: Jenny Cu

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