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Potty training tips for parents

(NC) As every parent knows, potty training can be a challenge. While some children might learn faster than others, it can still be difficult to start the process. Sheri McDonald, a parenting expert from the Kandoo cleansing brand offers these important tips on how to help your toddler master the potty:

1. Know when to start the potty training process. Every child is different. The average age to start potty training is between 18-24 months; however, kids learn at their own pace and some may not be ready until after age two. It's important to wait until your child is ready to transition from diapers and start using the potty.

2. Be consistent. Create a potty routine and stick to it. Children love consistency as it helps them feel in control. Work with your child to develop a routine that you're both comfortable with and follow the routine during every trip to the bathroom.

3. Try flushable wipes. They're ideal for parents-on-the go and for potty emergencies away from home. McDonald says that Kandoo flushable wipes are designed for little hands and they clean up to 30 per cent better than toilet paper. They are moistened with lotion to soothe and protect delicate skin and are biodegradable, making them safe for sewer and septic systems.

4. Stay positive. Potty training can be challenging. Staying positive will help you and your child maintain a willingness to persevere. Give your child praise and love throughout the process and always reassure them when they have an accident, as it is part of the learning process.

5. Use a reward system. Rewarding little ones with stickers can help motivate them to keep up the good work and continue with their potty training success.

More information is available online at KandooKids.ca.

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