Potty Training Tip: Drive a Hard Bargain

Cynthia Dermody

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How do I toilet train my toddler? There isn't one answer for every toddler, so each week I'll shout out a new success story or quick tip from a CafeMom.

Tip #7: Drive a hard bargain

We had a couple of "tricks" when the normal ones didn't work. Our neighbor is the pool manager here in town, and our family loves going to the pool. So, for our first and third girls, we asked our neighbor to tell them that if they didn't potty in the toilet, they couldn't come to her pool that summer.

It worked more for our first than our third. But she wanted desperately to go to Sunday school with her older sisters, so we told her she had to be trained to go, and that's what worked with her!

I'm down three girls with a son to go -- he's old enough but not verbal enough, so I'm working on tricks for him!

This tip comes from 4time-mom


Be sure to check out these groups:

Potty Training Moms Support Group

Potty Training Just for Boys!!

Potty Training Little Girls!

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More tips:

#1 Potty Parties

#2 Treats and TV

#3 Leftover Easter Egg Surprises

#4 Go Naked

#5 Let's Feed Mr. Toilet

#6 The Natural Approach

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