1. Interest them: If you are a mom, then going to the restroom alone is a pastime. There is no such thing as privacy anymore. So, while they are in the bathroom, talk with them. Tell them what you are doing. Show them that you wear “big girl panties” and you go to the potty and not in a diaper. Set them on the toilet and show them that is where you go to the potty. The more you interest and educated your toddler, the easier it will be to potty train. Paisley also has a potty chair book that has the flushing noise with it. She seems to enjoy reading it and relates it with going to potty which is the main goal. I keep it in her little shelf on the side of her potty chair.
4. Praise: When she goes, especially without being reminded or with bribery, we praise praise praise. I believe there isn’t anything much more powerful in parenting than encouragement. Children, whether they show it or not, want to follow the rules and have some sort of routine. They love knowing when they do something good and are being recognized and supported for it. Don’t we all? With progress, praise should follow.