Toilet Training the Baby-Herby Angel
Toilet training potty training can be a daunting task but if your child is actually ready then you can go through this phase very easily. Most of the parents seem to have plenty of questions about toilet training. In this blog, we are going to answer all the questions including when you should start potty training your toddler. Also, when to ditch the diapers?
Toilet training is considered to be a major accomplishment of early childhood but in order to master it, your child must be biologically and emotionally ready. Different children are ready at different ages, and it has nothing to do with their personality, intelligence, or motivation.
3-steps to toilet training your little one
- Many children are more comfortable sitting on the potty chair that sits on the floor rather than the one that sits on top of the toilet. Sitting on an adult toilet is scarier whereas the one that sits on the floor gives a sense of security and balance which comes because they are able to put their feet on the ground.
- Make sure to put the potty at a place where your child spends the most time. It doesn’t have to be installed in a bathroom during the initial days. You can keep it in a corner of your playroom. In the beginning, easy access is more important.
- Allow your child to explore this new tool and become familiar with it. Let him know that it’s a special tool only for him.
- Your initial goal is to help your child be comfortable with the tool. Let them sit once or twice a day with clothes on so that they know how to sit on it and what to do with it.
- Don’t forget to appreciate or praise your child for each step taken no matter how big or small.
- Tell your child each day that they have grown up and shouldn’t poop in nappy any more.
- Search for some signs that your child might indicate when they need to urinate or move their bowels. Some children might communicate through words, and some might grunt or make faces to indicate it.
- Make your child practice washing hands with soap and water every time after potty, even if there is no bowel movement.
- Try to keep your child in easy-to-remove clothing, such as trousers or skirts that are easily removed by simply pulling down without having to unbutton anything.
- Make sure to never leave your child in wet or soiled nappies as it's an important way of training. Keeping them in wet underpants can only make the matter worse.
- Don’t forget to praise your child at every stage of the learning process.
- It is natural that your child will make mistakes, especially in the beginning but don’t get angry. Be patient and handle calmly. If your child resists new ways, then don’t force your child. Simply back off and try a few days later.
- Once your child has had success for a few days then switch from nappy to proper underwear. Although some children feel more secure in nappies or underpants, others can’t wait to wear “big boy” or “big girl” underwear.
Try to be as consistent as possible with these three crucial steps of preparation, learning, and reinforcement, and you will be surprised how soon your child will get toilet trained and get rid of nappies.