1) We started off using the 20-30 minute asking. As is "Gabby, you have to go potty?" EVERY 20-30 minutes. To be honest It worked sometimes, so we decided to switch to a Potty watch which played music every 30, 60, or 90 minutes depending on your preference. My daughter was excited to figure out what "time" it was and by day 2 she felt she didn't need the watch.
2) Purchase real underwear! Get your child feeling comfy and confident with real underwear. I was very scared when I thought about her to sleep with no diapers, but GoodNites TruFit took that fear away. I headed to my nearest CVS and got my hands on the super cute GoodNites TruFit starter pack. Keep in mind that these are not a diaper-type of product, but rather it is a soft fabric underwear that works with disposable protection. And yes, they are machine washable!
3) DON'T TURN BACK. Once they are getting the hang of it, try your BEST to not turn back to diapers. It'll only make your kid "comfortable" again and they'll back track. Remember that potty training can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks so don't get frustrated if it's not your child's time yet.
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