The secret to successful potty training, which is a big step for children and parents, is patience. Many children show interest in potty training at age 2, but success does not depend on any specific age. Some children may not even be ready beyond the age of 2 ½ years or older. Most of the time, success is based on the physical and emotional preparation, not a specific age. The bottom line is that there is no need to rush because those who train earlier may take longer than expected.
When to Start Potty Training
According to research and studies carried out, the healthy children are not yet physically and emotionally ready to use the toilet until they are aged between 18 months and three years.Note that girls tend to be more flexible when it comes to toilet training and learning a few months earlier than boys.
Many parents begin toilet training their children through the ages of two to three years, but there is no official age. While this is convenient, since it is during these times that children begin to get up and walk around, controlling their motor skills. This makes them more receptive to instructions. Moreover, it is during this stage that toddlers enter a control bit in their urethra and rectum. Taking cues from the reception of your child’s potty training and do not force them if they do not want to start again.
Signs to Look For:
This checklist will help you keep track of the state of readiness and your child’s progress toward the initial self-independence using the toilet as an adult. Patience is the key, but you do not have to wait for each item to get checked for you to know when to begin. Just eyes to a trend and from there.
Physical Signs of Preparation
Is your child poo regularly soft, more formed and released at predictable times of the day?
- If he or she is now able to not shit in the night, then he or she may already be ready.
- Another sign to look out for is when your child is already able to take naps without him or dirt layers. This means your child has developed his bladder and internal muscles of the rectum, enough to hold wee and poop in.
- Your toddler shows interest and curiosity about what happens when you go inside the bathroom.
- He or she is already able to pull down and up his pants only.
Behavioral Signs of Readiness
- Your child can show that he is interested in pleasing you and loves to be praised. This could make him learn to go potty on his own.
- Independence demonstration specifically doing things on his own.
- Dirty diapers they feel uncomfortable.
Cognitive Signs of Preparation
- Your toddler needs to know how to react properly and yes when you ask him whether he is willing to pee or poop.
- Your child is able to say loud and clear that it is pee or poop or needs to do these things before you actually do.
- If they are real words to wee and poo.
- Be aware that he / she is taking a poo or wee and terminate any activity for one minute to make way for excretion.
How to Start Potty Training
- Place the pots in the same precise outstanding areas where your training child can see them right away. It helps if an older child is considered to use it. Talk to every time you poo and they show interest in what you do.
- Encourage them to use the potty whenever they feel the need to pee. If they do not hit the mark, do not make a fuss when cleaning so they will not be anxious about it and be more successful next time. It takes time to get the hang new habits.
- Happiness is the ultimate goal of a child who had succeeded in the end. Small praise will help, but do not give candy as a reward. When the time is right, your child will want to use the potty and they will just be happy to do things.
Watch videos of several potty training techniques:
How Long will Potty Training Take?
You can say whatever the child is fully toilet trained if he or she already knows how and when to go to the bathroom and get on the toilet with only a little help. Boys can health be fully trained to an average of 38 months, while girls were formed two months earlier which is about 36 months, according to a study of children who started between training and 30 months of age.
The help you can provide includes mop and wash hands after each bowl movement until they are about 4 or 5. Additional support will also be particularly necessary for an unknown bathroom or public toilets up until they are about 6 years.
What if My Child Resistant?
Any sign of resistance is a sign that he or she is not ready yet. The main changes in routine may differ potty training. There are also times that the child normally do well in training may suddenly have trouble along the way for no obvious reason at all. This is quite normal and you should resume with delayed potty training in which must always be considered if the child is responsive and is in a stable environment.
Make memorable experience with your child’s potty training a positive one. Do not run like a great battle of wills. It is always better to assess the child’s Readiness and not yours.
When Asking for Help
Occasional accidents can happen and they are quite normal, but it can lead to unnecessary ridicule and embarrassment at school. A child who returns to his old habits, especially if they are 4 or more years may require medical attention; seek help from your doctor. Wetting problems are sometimes symptoms of an underlying physical condition more serious, such as an overactive bladder or urinary tract infection. Prompt treatment can help your child become no accident.