BAMBINO MIO HELPS MOMS NAVIGATE THE POTTY TRAINING JOURNEY

Potty training is a tough phase for many parents and children, and some days you might just feel it’s hopeless. Don’t give up so soon – the experts at Bambino Mio are here with some suggestions for successfully getting through this milestone phase!

5 Easy Steps for POTTY TRAINING JOURNEY

1) First and foremost you need to know when is the right time to start. It’s really important that your child is ready to begin this phase, because it can be really stressful for both you and them if they are not ready. And, if possible, it’s a good idea to start when the weather is warm so your child can wear less clothing than normal and you can consider going diaper free.
 So how do you know your child is ready?

If your child is showing two or more of these signs, you may want to begin the potty training journey:

  • Your toddler can stay dry for two hours or during a nap,
  • They let you know when they need to go to the toilet,
  • They imitate your behavior and follow you to the restroom,
  • Your child are showing signs of independence by doing things themselves and/or
  • They ask to be changed and dislike the feeling of being wet.

2) When you’re ready to take the first step, it’s a good idea to stay at home for the first few days of potty training because it’s easier to clean up accidents. Familiarize your child with their potty – let them carry it around with them and involve potty when playing. You could even set them on the potty fully clothed and let them read a book or play. At first you will want to keep the potty within reach during activities and once they get into the habit of using it, the potty can be left in the restroom. Routine is a key part of the process.

 

 

Rather than waiting for them to tell you that they need to go, you could try sitting them on the potty at regular intervals during the day and especially after mealtimes. Ask your child regularly if they need to use the potty, but be mindful of not overwhelming them with this process.

3) What happens at night? Potty training during the day does not mean they are automatically trained to get through the night. It can take up to two years to stay dry at nighttime. Continue using diapers to start with and then move on to potty training pants. Put your child on the potty just before bedtime and as soon as they wake.

4) Be prepared for setbacks and odd accidents even when you think you have got it mastered. Carry spare clothing with you and always use potty training pants, especially for long trips when out and about. If you continue to have lots of accidents, follow your instincts and be guided by your child. You may need to take a step back and remember to praise the successes and reassure your child if there are any accidents.

5) Make potty training fun by using a reward chart. It will help them understand their journey. Use stickers and place them on the chart or even to decorate their potty after every success. Mimic their favorite toys using the potty to show them how it works and to eliminate any fears they may have. Reading a potty-related story can also prove successful to get a your child engaged. Most importantly, relax, stay calm and try to enjoy this new stage with your child. They will succeed eventually and those diaper days will soon be just a happy memory!

For this journey there are a few products you will need and it’s important to choose the right ones for your child. Some items are a potty, potty training pants, waterproof mattress protector, toilet training seat, step stool, reward chart with stickers, and baby wipes.

Ensure that the products are easy to clean as you will be doing a lot of this and be sure that they have sturdy, non-slip surfaces to ensure the ultimate safety. And unlike diapers, potty training pants can be pulled up and down by your toddler and really make them feel like a big kid. Reusable potty training pants will hold small accidents saving outer clothes from getting wet. But unlike disposable potty training pants, they will not take the moisture away from the skin. Using potty training pants is a vital part of potty training as your child will notice the difference between wet and dry.

Bambino Mio is the leading cloth diaper company offering a range of products designed for the stylish, modern, and eco-conscious parent. The company was founded by husband and wife team Guy and Jo Schanschieff in the UK in 1997. Over the past 20 years, they have won numerous awards and are now available in 70 countries worldwide. In addition to their quality cloth diapers, Bambino Mio also offers a range of diapering accessories, swim diapers and potty training essentials.

How to Diaper a Baby

Easy Steps and Tips on How to Diaper a Baby

Changing your baby’s diaper can be  a lot difficult and tiring as your baby might make it dirty the second you change his/ her diaper. Well changing diaper is not that difficult for some but for the new parents, well they just need to time to become a pro in it. Here we will give you few steps for how to diaper a baby and also some tips that may help you to become a pro in it.

Easy steps on How to Diaper a Baby

The very first thing required for how to diaper a baby is to make sure that all your supplies are in place and ready.

These supplies include clean diapers, cotton, warm water, wipes, clean cloth and a rash cream.
Lay a clean cloth and put your baby on her back on it. Make sure you hold your baby and not let him/her do any sudden movements.

Wipe your baby from front to back carefully. Now some parents may find wipes useful for the cleaning while some may find clean cloth soaked in warm water. In the end it all depends on you whether you like that method useful or the other one. Do an experiment from both the methods and find your best one.

Diaper rash can be a lot problematic for you baby. In order to avoid this let your baby dry up or use a dry piece of cloth to dry him/her up. Apply rash cream on your baby’s rashy areas.

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Now for the first step unfold a clean diaper and lay it under your baby. Pull the front of diaper between his/her legs and fasten it up.

These were the steps on how to diaper a baby. Now in order to master diapering your baby here are some tips.

1) Always make sure that you wash your hands before and after changing your baby’s diaper. Also wash your baby’s hands after changing his/ her diaper.

2) Before disposing up the dirty diaper, make sure you roll them up as they contain a lot of mess and odor.

3) Always make sure that when diapering your baby, there is a piece of cloth lying on your baby’s genitals in order to avoid any sudden discharge and further mess.

4) Diaper stations can be really helpful when diapering your baby. Just like ordinary stations make up diaper stations in your house and always keep them equipped with supplies you need. This may help you not running up and down searching for different supplies.

5) One major tip is to make sure you keep your baby distracted while changing his/her diaper. Sing a song to him/her or let him/ her play with a toy while you are changing the diaper.

6) Also double check when changing your baby’s diaper. Poop may have landed on his/her feet or legs so wipe it up by a wet cloth.

7) Also make sure that you hold his/her legs tightly as they might start kicking you while you are changing their diaper.