LONDON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Huggies ® Pull-Ups ®, the potty training experts, are here to help parents through this often challenging stage in their child's development by bringing them top tips and advice from expert Emma Kenny.
Child psychologist Emma says: 'Start as you mean to go on, offering your little one encouragement throughout the process.'
How do parents know when their little one is ready to start potty training?
Children will be able to communicate verbally or sign when they need the toilet. They are likely to be able to stay dry for hours at a time, and will show discomfort when they are wet. These are some clear indicators that children are ready to start potty training. For those children who appear disinterested, unable to notice when they are wet, or fear the idea, potty training should be left until they are more ready.
Visit the Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training website where parents will find the 8 Signs of Readiness. If a child is demonstrating three or more of these signs then they are ready to embark on their potty training journey.
What tips can parents offer their child to give them a little encouragement?
Huggies® Pull-Ups® are a great way to show a child that they are growing up and making the transition to becoming a big boy or girl. The easy up and down nature enables little ones to become more independent through this important developmental stage, learning how to use the potty without the worry of accidents. And should there be any little accidents, Huggies® Pull-Ups® learning graphics that fade when wet can help little ones to understand the difference between wet and dry.
Children love words of encouragement as much as stickers and small treats. Remember to gently praise and notice achievements no matter how small. Positive reinforcement leads to greater self-esteem. Give kids well done stickers and remind them how wonderful they are.
The key for parents is to be patient, encouraging and above all, stick with it!
For further potty training advice and free downloadable potty training tools visit the Pull-Ups website.
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