Teach your child to use the toilet

Success in teaching children to use the toilet depends on properly assess whether they are prepared to choose a good time and motivation they receive no dramas or scolding.

teach child to use toilet

Teach your child to use the toilet
Stop using diapers is synonymous with getting older and, indeed, toilet training requires physical and mental maturity by children, when they still do not control the bladder it is because part of the nervous system responsible for has not matured enough.

There is no specific age to control urination in advance to go to the bathroom. After 18 months, some children may begin to be aware that they have a full bladder, but few children learn to control urine before three years and may be normal to pee escaping to five years. However, if the child is over five years and bedwetting, or wet it again after having learned to control urination at night, you need to go to the pediatrician, or you could have nocturnal enuresis.

Therefore, as with the rest of learning in toilet training each child brings his rhythm and the question is to detect the signs that child is ready to teach how to go to the bathroom. Nothing serves to advance the removal of the diaper if the child is not ready, since the only thing that we will do to lengthen the process.

Most children develop physical and mental skills necessary to control sphincters between 18 to 24 months, and also whether they are prepared as if they are not, reflect certain behavior for parents to guess at what point found.

Are they ready for potty training?
Children are ready to leave the diaper and start going to the bathroom when most of these signs or symptoms are seen. Need not meet all to begin with training to learn how to get to the bathroom and identify the urge to pee or poop in advance:

Physical Sign

  • The boy or girl have developed bladder muscles to retain and store urine when kept dry for periods of three or four hours.
  • His bowel movements are regular, soft and shapely.
  • Walk and run with balance and firmness.
  • They are able to sit and stay in the same position three to six minutes.
  • They can get on and off the pants themselves.

Cognitive signals

  • They can identify the words for urine and bowel movements, whether their own and understand their environment.
  • Obey simple instructions.
  • They know the importance of order and keep everything in place.
  • Perceive the physical signs (full bladder, stomach pain) to go to the bathroom and can say it before you do.

Behavioral signs

  • Show that they are a cooperative and receptive stage, no “denial”.
  • They are upset with the dirty diaper.
  • They want to imitate their parents and siblings when they go to the bathroom.
  • They say that they are peeing or pooping noisy, crouching or verbally.
  • They are proud of their achievements.
  • They want to learn to use the potty or toilet reducer.
  • They prove to be more independent and autonomous.

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