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Tips on potty training away from home

 
If you’re potty training away from home, anxiety can sometimes rear its head for you as a parent or caregiver. Will your child use a public toilet? Will all your hard work be wasted simply by leaving the house? Or will they simply sail through the whole process? Follow these tips on how to manage potty training away from home.
If you’re potty training away from home, anxiety can sometimes rear its head for you as a parent or caregiver.

Will your child use a public toilet? Will all your hard work be wasted simply by leaving the house? Or will they simply sail through the whole process?

Follow these tips from our friends at Brolly Sheets on how to manage potty training away from home.

Things you can do to ensure that potty training in public is successful and goes as smoothly as possible.
 

Tips on potty training away from home


There are many scenarios we can share when it comes to potty training away from home, but here’s a common example:

You’re about to leave the house and head out to the supermarket. Your beginner potty trainer is coming with you, and you think they’ll be fine.

How hard can it be to transfer their toileting skills at home into ones they use in a public toilet?

Then it happens. You get a “Mummy, I’m busting.” The trolley is left in the middle of the aisle and you make a mad dash to the closet toilet.

You get into a cubicle and usher your child towards the toilet. They then refuse to use it: what do you do now?


What to do when potty training away from home


Here are some strategies for you to try to continue with potty training when you’re away from home:

 

1. Cover the toilet’s flush sensor.

An automatic flushing toilet can flush at any time. Cover the sensor so this doesn’t happen.
 
2. Comfort

Explain to your child that this toilet is just like their toilet at home. You will be there, and will make sure they won’t fall into it, or off of it.

 

3. Lift your child

Short boys who stand to wee may need lifting up. This helps them to avoid resting their willy on a cold toilet bowl. Little girls may like being held while they sit on the seat.
 
4. Portable potty

Bringing your potty with you avoids the need to use the public toilet at all. Not ideal, but at least it’s familiar to use.
 
5. Sit sideways

Sitting sideways on a toilet seat helps your child feel more comfortable, and less concerned about falling into the bowl.

 

6. Rewards

Bribery is always useful, so be sure to keep some great rewards with you to encourage your child to go wees.

 

7. Be prepared

Accidents happen, so be sure to bring a spare change of clothes with you. Training pants can also be a life saver, absorbent enough to catch those little leaks until you reach the toilet.

Source: This article was kindly written for us by Brolly Sheets - Your one stop shop for toilet training and waterproof bedding products.
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