Teaching a child how to excrete themselves is the toughest job for first-time parents. There are many things to consider before starting potty training for your kid. Well don’t worry; we are here to help you with it. Here we give you all the necessary information about potty training.
When to start?
Children begin showing signs of the need to potty training usually between the age of 18 to 24 months. However, some might even take up to 36 months to be ready. If the parents start early, then it might take longer to train the child.
The child must be fully potty trained by the age of 5-6 years.
How to start?
- The parents must note the period when the child usually excretes. Using this advantage the child can be made to sit on a potty pot. Parents should let boys sit on the pot for peeing before teaching them to pee standing.
- The child must not be made to sit against their wish as this could cause an unnecessary fuss. Instead, parents must try to reward the child with some small gifts, like a sticker to encourage them to use pot more often.
- Avoiding complicated clothes which might be hard to remove is a good way to keep the training smooth. Children under potty training must know well how to undress themselves.
- Ask the child to sit on the pot when the child shows signs of either pooping or peeing. These could be simple as sitting cross-legged, grunting, or even straight-right telling the parents.
- Make sure to make your child feel comfortable and not awkward during training. All the family members and caretakers of the child must show a positive attitude towards the training. Some children could be shy or embarrassed while others could be clingy, the situation must be dealt with accordingly.
Following these little but effective steps will help both you and your child to learn potty training, quickly!