Sock Puppet Tim Speaks About Potty Training

Tim sings –Potty Time (Ellen Buikema.)

It’s potty time, yes it’s potty time.

Oh, it’s potty, potty, potty time, very good time of day.

It’s potty time, yes it’s potty time and when potty time comes can poopy be far away?

Bring on the potty chair. Turn on the lights.

Bring out the potty book. Bring on the wipes.

‘Cause it’s potty, potty, potty time.

Tim, why are you singing about Potty Time?

  • Tim thinking about something waitress at Village Inn said.
  • Her child is getting ready to use the potty and she asked for Tim’s thoughts.

Do you have some suggestions about potty training?

  • Yes, first parents should know if their kids are ready to use the potty.

How would they know that, Tim?

  • If kids like potty chair, want to wear “big boy or big girl” underwear and can follow directions, they might be ready.

What else, Tim?

  • If kids don’t like messy diapers, let parents know when they are ready to go potty and can stay dry for two hours during the day they might be ready.

Tim, is there anything parents should not do?

  • Oh! Yes. Do not pressure kids when they are learning to use the potty. That will make them say NO to potty. Kid’s clothes must be easy to take off, too. Belts are cute, but hard for kids to get off.
  • You know what?

What, Tim?

  • Not all kids are ready at the same age. Some are ready at two, some not ready until time for preschool.

Can you think of anything else, Tim?

  • Any change in family can cause stress to everyone, parents and kids. If big changes are coming, start potty training later. If parents are relaxed, kids will be relaxed, too.
  • You know what?

No, what, Tim.

  • When kids use the potty, parents can give them treats, like extra reading at bedtime or maybe choice of new “big kid” underwear. Sometimes bribe with little cookie or candy treats is okay.

Tim, what about when the family is out driving in the car?

  • It’s a good idea to keep extra clothes is a plastic bag in the car. You never know when extra clothes are needed.

Wow, Tim, you know your stuff. How did you get so smart?

  • Well, I may just be a sock puppet, but I pay attention. More about potty training is in Ellen’s book. See, this one here. Good stuff in here. Gotta go.
  • If anyone has questions for Tim, go to ellenbuikema.com Ask Ellen, she answers. Tim just spokes puppet. HA HA HA .
  • Bye Bye.
  • I love YouTube!
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