Yesterday, Lynn Wariara started the discussion of potty training. She noted ways to determine if a child is ready to start potty training.
Today she discusses how to know if you (the caregiver) are ready to start potty training the child.
Ms. Wariara explains that successful potty training is not entirely up to the child but up to their caregivers as well. Parents will typically tell nannies and au pairs when and how to proceed with potty training. A nanny or au pair is ready to start potty training when they are willing to be consistent with the parents' style of potty training and to remain calm and patient during the training process.
Nannies and au pairs are must communicate with parents when they think it is the right time to start potty training and how often how to proceed with potty training too. It takes cool, calm, and collected caregivers to help a child learn to use the potty.
Don’t feel pressured by potty training methods that promise, "three days of complete potty training," or "potty training in one week." To be honest, it’s never that easy. These sort of marketing promises put a lot of pressure on the caregiver and child and when not fulfilled, most childcare providers find themselves less motivated and more frustrated when the child is not potty trained as promised.
It is good to rely on one method, but you must go at the child’s pace. It will make things easier for both you and the child.
Potty training takes team effort and consistency. Whichever method of potty training the parents prefer you and the parents must be consistent.
Have you helped parents potty train their children?