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How should I handle potty training accidents?

All toddlers will have accidents for many months after they are potty trained. No need to worry though. This is normal. The accidents may be frustrating, but you should approach the situation calmly and try not to make a fuss about it.

Help them change into dry clothes without scolding or making them feel bad for the accident. This will only cause your toddler to not like the whole potty training thing. Consequently, scolding or speaking badly about the accident may make your toddler resent potty training and they will begin to have more accidents.

When potty training, you should see the accidents begin to taper off. If they don’t, you may be rushing your child into potty training when they are not yet ready. Perhaps you should let your child take a breather from potty training and try again in a couple of weeks.

Additionally, your child may start to have unexpected accidents if they are going through a change such as a family move or the addition of a new baby. This also is normal and will eventually go away.

The accidents are normal and to be expected. Remember to always use positive reinforcement regarding potty training, and never punish your child for having an accident. Most of all,

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