Getting your little one to potty train can be quite a challenge, and that’s something The Wiggles are looking to help make the process a lot easier for parents.
How are they doing this, you ask? With a song!
We’re getting ready to potty train our last baby in less than a year and we know how much dedication it takes to successfully potty train your child.
One thing we’ve learned throughout the years is how music plays an important factor in a child’s development. Simply getting out of the house means we need to put on a song and dance for the kids to get excited about wherever we’re headed as a family.
Why not try singing while potty training as well? It’s quite clever!
“Parents have been asking The Wiggles for decades now to write a song about toilet training, as this is such a big issue in early childhood,” he noted. “We know this song will make toilet training fun for children and be a help to those caring for them.”
What I like most about “The Toilet Song” is how it entices the child to try a “challenge” and teaches them independence. Anthony shared how The Wiggles created the fun a song for the little ones to sing along.
“I guess every parent has had to face the challenge of inspiring their children to use the potty,” Anthony shared in an interview for Motherhood Through My Eyes. “The toilet/potty can present many fears for the young child. Simon, Emma, Lachy and I put our Wiggly minds together to try and allay the fears and make it a fun experience.”
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We’ve been thinking back to the things that worked while potty training our boys, such as the reward method. As we prepare to potty train our third, we’re looking into the use of songs like this one.
Since we’ve been using songs to get our baby girl accustomed to other everyday activities, we were curious about introducing her to “The Toilet Song”.
Anthony suggested we simply play the “Toilet Song” to our little one on YouTube without too much fanfare or direction.
“A few days later ask if she would like to watch the song again whilst sitting on the toilet,” he added. “You could even provide her with a crown to make it more fun!”
If you tune into the song, you’ll notice there’s the “1, 2, 3 Flush” concept. I thought it was interesting and can help your child with listening skills as well.
According to Anthony, ‘1, 2, 3, Flush’ makes it a fun game with a reward at the end of the potty training experience.’ He added: “It also reinforces numbers and counting!”
Potty training won’t happen overnight, but fun songs like this one can help. Since the launch of the new song, Anthony said the feedback has been positive. “We’ve had parents worldwide write back to thank us, as the ‘Toilet Song’ was the final step in helping potty train their child.”
Anthony noted that The Wiggles are working with UNICEF on a global handwashing initiative. “Sadly, millions of children around the world die from communicable diseases and washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways of preventing disease and death,” he shared. “So we will be working with UNICEF to create a handwashing song in many languages and we will make this a part of our new tv show and of course service it online.”