If you’re potty-training twins, you might be feeling a little bit nervous about the process. After all, potty training can be difficult enough with one child—doubling the workload might seem like an impossible task. But don’t worry! With a little bit of patience (and maybe a sense of humor), you can get your twins potty trained in no time. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Potty training tips for twins
Do start at the same time. It might be tempting to wait until one twin is fully potty trained before starting with the other, but it’s actually better to start both children at the same time. This way, they can support and encourage each other throughout the process. Plus, it’ll be one less thing for you to worry about down the road!
Do use bribes…if necessary. Sometimes, a little bribery can go a long way in getting your child to cooperate. Whether it’s a sticker chart or a special treat, find something that motivates your child and use it to your advantage! Just be sure not to overdo it—you don’t want your child to think that they only have to listen when there’s something in it for them.
Do make it fun. Learning to use the potty doesn’t have to be all business! Encourage your child to sing songs, read books, or tell jokes while they’re sitting on the toilet. Anything that makes the experience more enjoyable for them will likely make them more likely to cooperate.
Do set realistic expectations. It’s important to remember that every child is different and will progress at their own pace. Some children will catch on quickly, while others may need a little more time (and patience!) Be prepared for accidents—they’re bound on average, and most children are potty trained by age three or four, so if your child isn’t quite there yet, don’t worry—they’ll get there eventually! And in the meantime, these tips should help make the process a little bit easier for both you and your child. Happy potty training!
The process is a little bit easier for both you and your child. Happy potty training!