Having trouble taming your little potty animal? Rosie Pope is coming to your rescue.
"Toddlers are ready to be potty trained at different times," the Pregnant in Heels starlet – who's pregnant with her third child – says right off the bat in her blog. “Please don’t try and do it because a friend is doing it with their child, or you feel pressure to.”
But when the tinkle stars align, use her steps for pot luck. “Start talking about the process more. Books and DVDS can be a great tool to teach about the experience and make it fun. We used a hilarious DVD called Potty Time with Elmo,” the beauty and brains behind Rosie Pope Maternity and MomPrep advises. “I still can’t get the jazzy song “Potty Time” out of my head, it’s one heck of a song…trust me on that one!”
Next, take a seat. “Buy a toddler toilet seat to attach to your toilet seat or purchase a free standing potty,” notes JR and Wells’ mama. “Let your toddler be involved if you can in picking out the new seat or potty so they are excited about it.”
Keep that happy energy up with plenty of praise for a job well done. “Figure out a reward system, be it praise or a sticker chart,” she instructs and says to remember you-know-what happens. “Never scold them if they have an accident and don’t get to the potty on time. Just tell them accidents happen and not to worry and next time we’ll try and get to the potty. Making a big deal about this will only increase their anxiety and delay the process.”
Get more of Rosie’s top-notch advice at rosiepope.com and tune into Season 2 of Pregnant in Heels beginning May 15.