Lack of sleep! We all know how awful that feels. Night-time potty training can be much feared by parents, who have probably only just got used to a full night ‘s sleep!
The trick here is be prepared.
Potty training is just that – so expect accidents. Anything that fully prevents accidents is in effect not helping your child get through this stage. Training nappies just mean your child can continue to wee in bed, with the nappy capturing the accident not teaching them to wake up and find the toilet.
Achieving a change in behavoiur, when a child is sleepy, can be tricky, and there will definitely be some nights when you will need to leap into action. Make things easier by:
The celebs in the jungle complain of boredom and filling their time. Doing the same thing all the time becomes boring – for kids and us. This is true of both keeping up a potty training routine AND the reward systems around it.
Being voted out!
The celebs all hate being voted out – no one likes rejection and not being listened to! As a parent we can often feel like our words are falling on deaf ears, and it can appear we are being actively ignored.
This can make us frustrated and angry. This is guaranteed to put a halt in your potty training progress.
Take a tip from the celebs in the jungle who are chilling on their hammocks, and take a step back (but not a step backwards.)
Hope that all helps – at the end of the day I would still rather be a parent than face all the critters in the jungle – eugh!