POTTY training children is a long and messy process, as any parent will sympathise.
There’s usually tantrums and an accident or two along the way, but one mum has shared her tip for helping her son use the potty – and it involves an Alexa.
The mum revealed she gets Amazon’s Alexa to set a reminder for her son to use his potty, and he thinks it’s “brilliant”.
The mum revealed so far potty training had been a “nightmare” and she was relieved to have finally found a solution – as fellow parents hailed her tip as “genius”.
“I have an echo dot (Alexa) in my kitchen. I ask her to set a reminder for every 40 minutes for ‘[son] to sit on the potty’.
“It’s great because she says ‘[son] to sit on the potty’ and he thinks it’s brilliant!!
“It has been so successful and really helped his potty training!”
She added that she rewards him with another incentive for using his loo – a sticker – as she shared snaps of his potty covered in them.
The mum added: “We reward him with a sticker and I think the photo speaks for itself.
“Potty training has been a nightmare in our house with movicol and all sorts so I’m feeling happy this morning we are finally making some progress.
“He starts school in September so feeling the pressure a bit now.”
OMG worth having the Alexa just for that!
Her handy tip has racked up more than 300 likes, as mums vowed to try it out for themselves.
One said: “That is genius – our little boy would love that and much more likely to do it being told by Alexa than us I’m sure! Thanks for sharing.”
Another mum wrote: “OMG worth having the Alexa just for that!”
A third commented: “Love this idea! Been trying to encourage my son to use the potty so gonna enlist Alexa’s help!”
While another mum simply said: “What a great idea!”
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