As a mum of a three year old many transitions such potty training and then from nursery to school is a big change for everybody. We are about to start potty training.
So in the mornings when it comes to his change in the morning, I have been trying to sit him on it. This morning on the 2nd March 2017 not success but we (my hubby and I) will keep on trying.
Speaking to other mums really helps when it comes to transitions, and the one tip given to me by a nanny of many years, is not to stress over these transitions, such as potty training. If they aren’t ready for that next stage then stop but keep trying.
I always follow that motto of introducing for example solid foods to keep trying and make gradual steps . At first Henry wouldn’t drink from a cup so we continued on trying introducing different types of toddler cups until he was ready and then it was all of a sudden he began to drink from a cup.
They will make the choice, which is part of them using their own mind to make decisions.
You can buy a first training cup from boots for about £1.45 and the potty we have ready was £2.00, from Boots (see link below).
This is the same with diffrerent baby and toddler toys like bikes. Try them with ones that they use their legs to move the toy bike then as help push them along until they have built up their confidence to move the bike with their legs themselves.
The next stage is using a bike with pedals.
It is all about growth and learning for us as much as it is for them, our children so not stressing but being patient, moving towards the new skill (transition) gradual is the key to helping your child grow.
I would love to hear your tips on what you have done to help your child with transitions. All information shared is welcomed. Knowing that other parents are going through the transitions too, does help and chatting about it, fears and worries helps to address them. Speak to your health visitors, I am going to chat with the doctors on Henry next visit this month and don’t forget if your child is 3 years and 4 months or near to book the next immunisations.
Many thanks for reading,