When you prepare to send your child to preschool for the first time, you might have a lot of anxiety and while you might feel alone in this, know that this is normal. However, if preschool has come around while you are in the middle of potty training your little one, then you'll have even more to worry about. It's hard to go through potty training and it's even harder when you have to worry about how going to preschool is going to affect potty training and all the hard work you have put into it. The good news is there are things you can do to help the potty training train stay on course and some good tips to follow are right here.
Give your child's schedule to the teacher
Your child's preschool is not going to be able to work with you when it comes to keeping your child on track if they have no idea what's going on. Write up a schedule regarding your child's potty training schedule and give it to the teacher. Provide them with the time of the day your child goes to the bathroom throughout the day, as well as activities that trigger them needing to go.
For example, your child may go to the bathroom around 9:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and so on. However, there may be things that also cause them to need to go. For example, your child may always need to go to the bathroom 20 minutes after they play. You'll need to write all this down for the teacher, so they know when to put your child on the potty in order to help you with your child's progress, as well as to prevent accidents throughout the day.
Bring your child in potty training pants
When you are potty training your child at home, you may let them run around in pull ups. You might do this because it makes it easier for you to get them on the potty faster when you see they have to go. You shouldn't expect the preschool teacher to fight with pants that are hard to get off and get your child on the potty in time. This is why you want to send your child to preschool in pants that are very easy to remove, such as sweatpants or other pants with elastic waistbands.
Don't rush the underwear
Keep in mind that no matter how much the preschool teacher tries to stay on top of your child's potty training, they do have other children to care for as well. Sending your child in underwear too soon will likely lead to the teacher needing to clean up your child due to accidents. This is why you want to send your child to preschool in pull-ups. The pull-ups help your child feel like a 'big kid", they help make it easier for the teacher to get your child on the potty fast, and they prevent messy accidents.
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