Hey bros. I get it, as a man you probably never gave a lot of thought to potty training a little kid. Maybe womenfolk sit around thinking about this stuff all the time in their teens and 20s, but not us. We’re far to busy doing awesome stuff like body-surfing, pounding vodka redbulls and eating massive burritos to consider the finer points of getting a little tike to go poo-poo in the potty, rather than in a diaper or on the floor, yuck gross.
However, in the event that you should find yourself in a situation that requires you to potty train a toddler, (whether the rugrat is your own personal offspring or they belong to some chick you’re dating) I wanted to provide you with a manly guide for getting the job done in record time!
Lets face it, times have changed and a lot of women are working outside the home. And while women earning their own money is undoubtedly a good thing for all involved, not having her home all day to make sandwiches and change diapers can certainly cramp a bro’s style. You feel me?
That said, when you step up and take responsibility for potty training your little munchkin, you are going to score major brownie points. Plus, just think of all the money you are going to save on diapers. It’s a beautiful thing.
First off, my advice would be to watch this video about a book called Start Potty Training, that shows you how to potty train your kid in 3 days. The benefit of this is, you have a guide to turn to if any problems should arise.
Here’s a video about it:
But, if you are not big on reading entire books, here are the quick and dirty basics:
Step 1 – Talk to your kid about the potty. There are books with Elmo from Sesame Street, and videos, and songs you can sing together about going potty. So read the books, watch the videos, sing the songs etc… This will get your toddler thinking about the potty without feeling the pressure to preform.
Step 2 – Next, get a potty and show it to your kid. Have him or her sit on it, and talk about it with them. Tell them that when they need to go they can tell you, and you’ll put them on the potty. And try to get them to tell you when they need to go, or after they have just gone.
Step 3 – Be patient. Chances are that your child will not know when they need to go potty right away, and even if they do, they probably won’t always tell you. That’s okay. When you realize they have wet or soiled a diaper simply bring them to the potty and put them on it, and remind them that this is where they should be relieving themselves in the future.
Step 4 – Reward your rugrat. Every time your child pees or poos in the potty give them a special treat. That “Start Potty Training” guide I mentioned has charts to track their progress and to put gold stickers on and so forth. I found that my child responded best to food treats, like strawberries. Those are her favorite.
The trick is to remember that sooner or later they will be trained up to go potty, so be sure not to pressure them. Instead just provide nurturing support and praise for their effort, and before you know it you’ll be pocketing that diaper money, and your kid will have a new found sense of accomplishment for mastering the potty.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a potty training expert, a children expert, or any kind of expert. By following this advice you are assuming all risk and full responsibility, and agree to hold the owner of this website harmless in any claim or event. In other words, if your kid poops all over the new sofa that’s on you homie.