I have a hit a stumbling block when it comes to potty training. My child is afraid of public restrooms! I wasn’t prepared for this as it didn’t come up in any of the potty training books and articles that I have read. I knew I couldn’t be the only one with this problem.
I have tried a few methods to help my daughter overcome her fear of public restrooms. I thought it would be nice to share what is working for me in case other parents are having the same struggle. My daughter is mostly afraid of the loud noises associated with public restrooms: loud flushes, the air dryer, they have loud echoes, and they are sometimes crowded.
Prevent as Much Noise as Possible