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Potty Training Myths

Amanda's Potty Training Myths

Boys are harder than girls

I have trained huge amounts of boys and girls and have never found there is any difference at all. The only difference is if potty training a little boy and the parents insist on him standing up on the offset of training, this can lead to a few more accidents as they have more to think of than just sitting down.  

Potty Training is just for the summer

When your toddler is showing signs that they are ready you have to begin as you may miss your window. So if they are ready in the winter you can't tell them to wait until its warmer, this will only make things more difficult.  

Your toddler should be potty trained by 2                

Some toddlers will show signs of readiness before others so never compare or feel under pressure to start potty training until you as a parent feel they are ready as it will only delay the process. 

Once you start potty training there is no going back

If you have started potty training and have been doing so for a few weeks and your toddler is becoming stressed and having lots of accidents, this is signs they are simply not ready. Have a break for a few weeks and start a fresh.

Potty training guru (creator of My Carry Potty) and children’s behavioural expert Amanda Jenner pottytrainingacademy.co.uk

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