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Potty training targets - what are they?
Potty training targets are simply a great idea when it comes to toilet training your toddler. They are flushable targets, sometimes made of rice paper, tissue paper or other material, that your child can "aim" at during urination to help encourage pottying in the potty chair.
These flushable targets can be used by boys or girls, although they generally get used by boys more than girls for obvious reasons. Some parents have had problems with their sons peeing wildly and missing the potty seat altogether and potty targets are a great way to eliminate that behavior.
Potty training targets examples.
These training targets look like real targets! Your toddler or preschooler will get a kick out of trying to hit these at potty time.
Sometimes potty training targets
can be used to restart toilet training if you're experiencing a potty training problem.
They certainly can't hurt. I'd save them for occasional use in order to keep the interest high. But you can readily see the appeal of this fun potty training idea.
Can you imagine a toddler boy resisting these? I can't.
These cute potty training targets
come in construction, sports or transportation themes. If you have a little boy who loves playing construction games or imitating sports, these potty training targets are simply another way to motivate him during the toilet training process using something he's already fascinated in.
You could even add a little sports music when he has a success on his potty chair. Whatever helps!
Great potty training aid for keeping interest high in the toilet training process, which is the point of all potty training aids.
A few of these tucked in your purse, Mom, might help a little potty trainee use a public restroom more comfortably. Although, honestly, I would invest in a portable potty during training. Much cleaner and less of a fuss factor for a little guy or gal.
Girls should not be left out of using potty training targets!
These potty training targets
work for boys or girls. These products really are fun for kids to use and they help your potty trainee focus on getting the pee into the potty chair, which is exactly what you want. Plus a child using targets is practicing controlling his or her urine stream which is a helpful thing during the potty training process.
Again, these can be helpful if you have a little girl who doesn't like using public restrooms and you don't want to go the portable travel potty chair route.
Do emphasize with potty training target usage that NOTHING else gets put into the toilet besides what Mom says and pee, poop and toilet paper. Some toddlers really run with the notion that since potty targets are okay in the toilet, so are toys, boats, socks, you name it.
So really watch for this misunderstanding. It's the one downside of using potty training targets!
This set of potty training targets
is a little different. Not flat pieces of paper, but dissolvable, flushable brightly colored foam pieces for your potty-er to aim at. Works just fine for boys or girls.
So you have several potty targets to choose from, if you like the idea.
Potty training targets - more ideas.
For everyday potty training, I'd use circle shaped cereal, like Cheerios, which flushes fine. But having some of these fancy potty training targets on hand for either a reward for good toilet training work or as an incentive during times of resistance or regression or when having any other trouble potty training.
Also, if you have an older child who is being introduced late to potty training, potty aids such as training targets can be very helpful in overcoming training obstacles. The trick is not to expect that any one thing, potty training targets or anything else, will be your complete answer. You'll need to come up with a potty plan that will keep you focused, calm and matter-of-fact, even when your child is not.
If you are having trouble with potty training, I strongly recommend you take a look at this potty training guide that covers many of the potty training issues you'll be dealing with. It is extremely helpful to be able to turn to something again and again to help you stay focused.
After all, it's your attitude, Mom or Dad, that will keep your child in the potty training game until success is reached.
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Colleen Langenfeld is a mother with over 29 years of parenting experience and helps other busy moms around the globe at www.paintedgold.com.
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