It is an important milestone in your child’s early years. But you must ensure this training doesn’t come too early for your child. It needs a lot of patience from your part as well as a good deal of cooperation from your child.
Here we bring you some tips in regards to Potty training your child:
1. What is the right time to potty train your child? Every child has his or her own proper time. Normally, a child less than one year old can’t control his bladder or bowel movements. Moreover, the child should have been able to walk and even run steadily enough. The urination should be at intervals of at least two hours and he or she should be able to do it a fair amount at a time. He or she should be able to sit properly and able to handle his or her trousers. He or she should also be showing the need through verbal or physical signs. Some children are ready as early as when they are one and a half years of age.
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2. Daytime and night time dryness are two different milestones – achieving one doesn’t mean the child is old enough to Potty train for the other.
3. When answering his or her questions, use exact anatomical names of organs or the child might feel there is something to feel embarrassed about their genitals, the only parts for which pseudonyms such as pee-pee are used.
4. Use child-sized Potties. Some children have very strong fears of falling into toilets and such fears might interfere with their toilet training.
5. You should help them get comfortable with the idea of the toilet. Make it seem like a gift, adventure or game. You can write his or her name on their seat or you can ask them to try sitting on it with clothes still on.
6. Another very handy way is to use their toys for the purpose. Children learn a lot through their toys. A stuffed toy made to sit on a toy toilet can be easy for him or her to learn.
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7. Dress your child in loose trousers that would be easier for him or her to take it off.
8. A very handy tip is to have some naked time for your child. Being kept out of the security of napkins will help your child to feel more conscious about his toilet needs. Use plastic sheets to keep the floor from getting wet and keep the child’s toilet nearby. Now all you need to do is look for clues that the toddler might show suggesting he needs the toilet and you must tell him or her to try it.
9. You must also celebrate their achievements with proper rewards and praise.
This is all from us today. We hope these tips will come in handy.