When Start Potty Training?
When you are sick and tired of changing diapers is a good time to start potty training, but usually the child is approaching the second or even the third birthday.
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Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?
The following helps are from the Mayo Clinic”
Is your child ready? Ask yourself these questions:
Does your child seem interested in the potty chair or toilet, or in wearing underwear?
Can your child understand and follow basic directions?
Does your child tell you through words, facial expressions or posture when he or she needs to go?
Does your child stay dry for periods of two hours or longer during the day?
Does your child complain about wet or dirty diapers?
Can your child pull down his or her pants and pull them up again?
Can your child sit on and rise from a potty chair?
Thanks to the Mayo Clinic
The Following Is from WebMD
Your child must be both physically and emotionally ready for toilet training. Most children are ready to start when they are between 22 and 30 months of age, but every child is different. Toilet training usually becomes a long and frustrating process if you try to start it before your child is ready.
Before children can use the toilet, they must be able to control their bowel and bladder muscles. Some signs of this control are having bowel movements around the same time each day, not having bowel movements at night, and having a dry diaper after a nap or for at least 2 hours at a time. Children must also be able to climb, talk, remove clothing, and have mastered other basic motor skills before they can use the toilet by themselves.
Most children are physically ready to toilet train before they are emotionally ready. Your child must want to use the toilet and be willing to cooperate with you. He or she may even talk about being a “big boy” or “big girl” and wearing underpants rather than diapers. Training generally does not go well if your child is in the stage where “no” is his or her automatic response to every request.
Thanks to WebMD
Now a Great Video
What a great mother! It’s called diligent tender care. Notice that she was prepared for each event, having what she needed to help her child learn to use the toilet.
Notice that the child has to be able to understand the parent and must want to learn to go to the toilet. If the training is not working, then you have to wait a month or so to start again.
This can be a difficult time for working mothers who must depend on others to help potty trained her child. For her, the sooner the training can be completed, the better.
Problems can also occur when the child is taken out of the home during the potty training. Children don’t like to go to the pot in strange places. Be prepared to tolerate some inconsistencies.
Tips from My Wife’s Caregiver
(My wife would have some tips but she can’t talk due to AlZ.)
1. Some children are ready at one year, others over three.
2. If they understand what is going on in the bathroom, then train them.
3. Put blue food coloring in the water. Urine will turn it green. They like that.
4. Sit little boys backwards so they can play with the toilet handle. They are also pointed the right way to keep urine off the floor.
5, Children do not like public toilets and may get constipated when camping. Be ready to accommodate them, perhaps with a portable commode.
When start potty training? Maybe it is time!
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John T. Jones, Ph.D.
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