These Funny Parents Take To Twitter To Talk About The Joys Of Potty Training
Missy aka Tizzy
On 25th June 2018
If you are not a parent, you do not understand how frustrating potty training can be. If you are an expecting parent, this will give you a little bit of insight as to what you can expect. Real parents share their trials and tribulations that come along with potty training, and it is absolutely hilarious.
Most parents bribe their children with little treats to entice them to use the potty. It is like giving a dog a treat for sitting on command but for kids. This is usually an effective way to get your kids to go on the potty, but it can also cause them to expect a treat every time they go, even after they are fully potty trained. They start to believe it is what happens whenever anyone uses the potty.
It Takes Time
If you have never potty trained a small human before, you need to know that it takes time and patience. You need to prepare yourself to spend a lot of time sitting in the bathroom coaching your child to squeeze out a few drops of pee, so they get the idea of what they need to do.
Did we mention it takes time?
The amount of time that it takes to potty train your kiddo varies from one child to another. One thing you need to be prepared for is the fact that you can literally get nothing else done because you have to stay with your child while they sit on the potty waiting for a few drops to hit the water.
You thought it was a joke? You literally get held hostage while waiting for that magical moment when your child finally does something in the potty. The good thing is that this can also be a great time to talk and bond with your child.
At least he did not pee in his diaper
You really have to keep an eye on your kid when they are potty training. Anything can become a toilet, especially if you keep them out of their diapers. Be prepared to clean up a lot of messes.
If you are one of those parents who try to keep your kid out of their diaper to force them to use the toilet, it can seriously backfire, especially if they need to poop. If they have not realized that they need to run to the toilet, they may try to catch the poop coming out with their hands. This can lead them to paint the house and themselves with their own feces.
Kids do not realize that going on the potty is what you are supposed to do, so they will congratulate you just like you do for them when they go on the potty. Just roll with it. It will make them feel like they are a bigger part of the whole process.
It is hard
Teaching your child to use the bathroom is not an easy feat. You might think you could do it in a day or so, but the truth is that it can take months. Patience is key.
When you potty train your little one, you have to be a cheerleader and coach all rolled up in one. You spend a lot of time telling them that they can do it and cheering them on when they do get the job done.
Don't Do That
You definitely do not want to tickle a child who is just now learning self-control. They do not have the strength, ability, or know how to hold in their pee yet. This is a dangerous thing to do with someone like that.
When you potty train your kid, you become a cheerleader. You will come up with all kinds of fun rhymes and songs to help your kiddo get the job done. It might seem embarrassing, but it is part of the job.