How to take your toddler from the potty to the loo

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Worried about taking your child to the loo? Does it seem impossible with no light at the end of the tunnel? Read more to learn tips on how to make this transition easier for both you and your child!

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Yes, you’re excited you can finally say confidently that your toddler is potty trained. You are proud to say your toddler has a firm grasp on the concept of potty training. They wake up dry, take it upon themselves to go when necessary or at the very least, tell you to take them there. Now, it’s time (if you haven’t already) to take it one step farther: teaching them to use the loo.


What’s the difference?
Depending on whether or not you’ve used a stand-alone potty chair or kid-friendly attachment to the ‘big potty’, there will come a day when you feel it is time to dispense the potty training equipment to get everyone to use the loo. So what’s the big deal? Personally, I don’t think there is one. And, if you think there is one, then I’ll probably change your mind by the end of this article.


When to make the switch
Geez, it almost sounds like we’re planning a heist or espionage! Switching from a stand-alone potty or attachment to the loo isn’t something that honestly needs a great deal of planning or preparation. It’s one of those things that sort of just happens. But for the sake of appeasing those mums who are ‘strictly by the book’, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind before and during the transition.

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