- by Dr Gowher Pebbles n Pearl Pediatrics and Child Care
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- May 22 2017
Having a difficulty potty training your child?
One of the happiness of parenthood is see your little child grow and learn to do new things. However some of the trouble free habits and tasks can be the most strenuous for a parent to teach. One of the easiest ways to compose yourself is to read different books to get advice. It’s no exception to potty training your child. One of the few things to take into consideration is the technique. To make your task a little easier here is a guide.
The right time:
The first step is to confirm if it is the right time to start potty training your child is before you begin potty training. Some children become ready only at the age of four, while most parents start training their child at the early age of two.
One of the most primary necessities is that your child should be able to sit down and walk. This requires a specific amount of cognitive and physical development. This will make sure that your child can go to the toilet and have the capacity to pull his pants down without any help.
When your child tries to mimic others in their bathroom habits and can express his need to use the toilet, Itis an indication that specifies your child is ready for potty training.
When your child shows bladder control to the level that he has dry periods of at least 3-4 hours, then is the right time ti begin his potty training.
Potty training begins at an early age in traditional villages of India. Potty training starts even before the child can begin to walk properly.
The contrast between the Indian and Western commencement to potty training is that the Indian approach is diaper free, while the Western culture focuses more on the use of diapers for children.
The baby will grunt or make sounds which are an indication that he wants to use the toilet. Parents will be able to recognize the baby’s needs and help him with the rest, especially when the baby learns to crawl and is found crawling to the toilet.
Babies who begin with this practice are almost thoroughly potty trained within fifteen to eighteen months with a very few accidents happening.
Therefore, this is a faster approach. However, it should be well known that parents may still need to help their children with getting to the toilet at this period.
The equipment for potty training:
The western method of potty training is most selected by urban parents. If you choose the western method, make sure that you have the right equipment before you begin. Either buy a special seat or a child-sized potty or a that can be fixed over a standard potty seat. It is crucial that whichever kind of seat it may be, your child can support himself with his feet to give stability.
The first thing is to try and describe the process. To get him used to the process seat your child on the potty seat without a nappy. Tell him that this is what his father and mother do, try and explain to him what you want him to do. It is crucial for you as a parent to handle your child's flaws patiently. Yelling at your child is for sure not going to put him at ease or help in anyway. Make sure he does not feel pressurized, talk to him and make him feel comfortable. It will take a while for your little one to learn the process of not just sitting on the seat but he will learn to control his rectum movements and his bladder.
To make things trouble free, dress your child in clothes that he can effortlessly get out of when he needs to. Also teach your child a few basic hygiene tips, once you start potty training him. This involves washing his hands and wiping himself after he is done. Tell him how proud you feel about him Praising the little one too much is also not a good thing, but also do remember that as a parent you need to appreciate your child every now and then for the small efforts It might influence your child into thinking that you are expecting too much from him. Motivate your child to be self-sufficient by telling him to use the potty whenever he needs to and comforting him that you will always be there for him.
Your child needs to get used to the potty seat. This could be done by initiating a practice where you have your child seated on the potty at precise times despite his need to use it or not. Do not force him, but do this only for a few minutes at a time.
It is vital to understand that potty training will take time. As compared to day training, night training will take even more time. One way of being sure that the occurrence of your child having a wet night decreases is by restricting the amount of water that he drinks before he sleeps. Tell your child that if he needs to wake up in the middle of the night to use the potty, you will be there to help him. Tell your child that you will leave the portable potty (if he is using one) beside his bed and he can call you for help to clean up once he is done. To protect your childs mattress and make cleaning easier, you may want to put in some money in a waterproof mattress.
Successful potty training happens with commitment once your child is ready. Patience and persistence is the key to teaching your child this grown up routine. As long as your child does not feel too forced, he will soon learn how to do it.