If potty training is a point of contention between you and your little one, you’re not alone!

Did you know that chiropractic care is a tool that many people utilize to achieve great changes in bed-wetting, constipation, issues with holding the bladder, having bowel accidents, and everything related to bowel movements? Chiropractic care provides a natural and safe way to make a difference in your child’s life.

But here are some other tips that have worked for us:

  • Be open to discussion.
    Are you able to freely talk about bowel movements within your family? We realize that this topic might make you uncomfortable, but when you’re trying to instill habitual patterns in your child, keeping poop a taboo topic can contribute to issues with children not using the bathroom when they need to. Whether they think it’s something they shouldn’t do or they’ve had a painful bowel movement in the past, a lack of discussion on the topic makes it challenging for children.

    And remember, everyone poops.

  • Make it fun.
    Create a song for the restroom. Use it any and every time someone opens that bathroom door. Most important of all? Have fun with it! Try incorporating a dance and create a festive atmosphere around the process of using the bathroom. If you make this activity something fun and exciting, your child will naturally gravitate towards it.
  • Keep a clean environment.
    Keep your dirty diapers outside of your home or your bathroom. When you do have dirty diapers, flush most of the bowel movement down the toilet. Children will see this and think, “That’s where the poop goes.”
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