It’s pretty inevitable that the toy you hate the most will also be your toddler’s favourite toy. All the reasons why you hate it—it’s plastic and plays some kind of music repetitively and only at volume level OW—are also the reasons why they love it. You can’t take it away because they love it too much, but you can use its allure to your advantage, particularly if you’re potty training: Make it the “Potty Toy.”
The idea comes from Rhiannon, who is a member of our Offspring Facebook Group. She says, “I had a family I worked for years ago that were geniuses. Loud toys and books were potty books. You can only play with them on the potty.”
They can play with it anytime they want! For as long as they want! As long as they’re sitting on (and actively trying to use) the potty.
You won’t have to listen to it as much, but when you do, the irritating sounds are getting you one step closer to the prized milestone of a fully potty-trained kid.