How To Potty Train A Boy In Separate Locations
Something common that happens when you begin potty training is that children will be potty trained in two different locations. This often happens when a son needs to go a baby sitter or day care during the day. Of course it can also happen when there has been a divorce or separation in the home too and your son will be potty trained at both locations.
However, they still need to be potty trained and it still needs to be taken care of. You can still potty train your son successfully, even when your son will be in two different places when the potty training is happening. It really will take communication with the other person that will be with your son to work out all the details.
When you are potty training in two locations, you will want to make sure to:
- Talk with the day care or baby sitter that will be with your son. Explain what you are doing or want to do with potty training and the method you want to use too. Make sure that they understand your desires for your son and that they will be able to meet these needs. Find out what they do with potty training as well, since they may have ideas or ways of potty training that will work very well for you and your son also. However, communication is important to make sure that the same things will be happening at home, as well as away from home too.
- If there are two parents doing the potty training, make sure that both of you have the same set up at houses so that your son always feels comfortable in both locations and has the same things. You want to make sure that the schedule stays the same at both homes and this is true of the day care or baby sitter time as well. The schedule needs to be adhered too so that your son does not become confused by changes being made, which could hinder his potty training.
- If your son uses items such as a potty chair, potty seat or step stool, make sure he can use or has these at the other locations as well. These are learning tools, as well as comfort items and he needs to be able to have them with him at all times so that he has what he needs to use the potty.
- Find out how accidents are handled when he will be at other locations too. This can be a sensitive subject with a boy if he has an accident and he should never be made to feel bad. Make sure that the other care givers will be handling accidents in the same manner as you do at home, as well as when it comes to changing training pants too.
- Ensure that no diapers are ever used by other care givers. Many times day cares and even baby sitters will want to use a diaper instead because it is easier, however this does not work and can not happen when you are potty training your son. He can only wear potty training pants and can be put back into diapers out of convenience.