Yes I know that potty training is a challenge for most parents. It definitely was for me.
Potty training just one child is tough, think about potty training twins or multiple toddlers at the same time. If you’re not organized properly it will be chaos.
So in this post I’m going to share a couple of things you should probably take in consideration if you’re thinking of starting potty training your toddlers. Doesn’t matter if you have 2 children, 3 children or more.
First things first. Get each child his own potty chair. Some parents think it’s a good idea for children to share the potty but sooner or later you’ll find yourself in the situation that both kids need to go at the same time. That’s why having a potty for each is important.
When it comes to the actual potty training, in the long run it will be easier if you potty train all your toddlers at the same time. This takes in consideration the positive peer pressure.
Siblings have a natural trend to imitate each other so if one child progresses, the others will eventually follow along. This speeds up the training very much.
As a sidenote, one of the best way to potty train a boy to pee standing up is to let daddy show him how it’s done. Kids and especially boys like to do things that they see their dad doing so why not take advantage of that, right?
Another thing you need to think about is the rewards you’re going to use.
It’s not as simple as when you’re potty training just one child.
Some siblings don’t react very well when just their brother or sister gets rewarded, even if they don’t necessarily deserve a reward yet.
A very good idea is to use rewards that would involve all your kids not just the one that normally would deserve it. Something like a dance or a potty song or even a potty game you can play when one child has successfully used the potty.
If you take my advice and you’re going to potty train all your children at the same time you should also know that in order for you to be able to do that you’ll also have to synchronise their schedule.
If they eat, drink and sleep at the same time, it’s most likely they’ll also need to use the potty at the same time. This is even more important when it comes to potty training at night, when bedwetting accidents are very common in the beginning.
I’m sure you’ve already heard about a potty training method that get’s your kids potty trained in 3 days or even less. I know some friends who’ve used this method and they said it did work but it’s that easy. You need to be very organized and have everything prepared in advance.
Here’s a video about the 3 day potty training routine:
I guess that’s about it for now. But don’t worry I’m going to do a follow up post on potty training and maybe other parenting topics in the very near future. Keep an eye on the blog.