Potty training toddlers can be a challenge but if you make a good plan it will be easier for you. You just need to make sure they are ready to learn. If they are not, it could take a while for them to understand how to use the potty and then remember to do it.
The first thing you want to do is introduce the potty to them. Let them know what it is for, let them sit on it and explain that instead of going in a diaper they will need to learn how to use the potty. You can also buy DVDs that help explain it using their favorite cartoon characters.
You should plan to stay home for three to five days. You need to put this on the calendar and make no other plans. If you have older kids, make it for a time when they are in school. You are going to need to be working on potty training this whole time.
Next, buy some underwear your kid likes. Look for their favorite characters and get enough so that you can go a whole day without doing wash. There will probably be a lot of accidents at first.
Make plans for the days you will be at home by having a lot of juice and salty snacks for your child. This will help them drink a lot and will make it so they do have to use the bathroom a lot. Once you have everything on hand you will be ready to get started.
Start off the first day explaining what the child needs to do when they go potty. Put them in underwear and don’t put them in a diaper or pull up the rest of the day. Prepare yourself for messes at first and if you are able to have the child help clean them up.
Now you need to make sure to take your child to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. This will be hard at first and it might get really frustrating. What you are doing is allowing them to connect the potty to the feeling they get when they need to go to the bathroom.
After a few days, you should be on your way to having a potty trained child. If not, the toddler might not be ready. Wait a few months and try again and they should be able to get potty training eventually.