The holiday season can either be a time of joy or a time of sorrow when you are potty training a child. Holiday parties can take some preparation since your child is learning how to socialize and make the transition to regular underwear at the same time. Here are a few ways to prep your potty training kid for holiday parties:
- Walk with your kid to the bathroom: When your child has to take care of business, walk with your kid to the bathroom. Using the bathroom in someone else's home or in an unfamiliar venue can be an intimidating experience. Walking with your potty training child to the bathroom is also an effective way to protect your child from anyone with bad intentions.
- Emergency kit: Keep a spare set of pants and underwear in the car or in a bag in the coat room. You never want accidents to happen but you also need to be prepared in the event that something happens. Here are items you need in your emergency kit: a spare roll of toilet paper, a spare pair of underwear, a spare package of sanitizing wipes, and a spare bottle of hand sanitizer.
- Remind your kid of past success: On the way to the party, express confidence to your child. Your potty training kid has already had success. Remind your kid of those times he/she made it to the bathroom on time with no misses or messes. Increasing your child's confidence can be the difference maker when it comes to making the transition from diapers to regular underwear.
By helping your child get ready for holiday parties, you can improve the chances of no misses or messes during a get-together. Potty training can be stressful but that stress can be reduced by planning.
How are you prepping your potty training kid for holiday parties? Let us know in the comments below!
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