Toilet Training For Children

Toilet training for a child can not really be developed until they are of the age of 2 or 3, this is because to go to the toilet you need a certain amount of muscle power and this does not really develop till this age. Children normally become bowel-trained before they become bladder trained; by the age of 3 they are normally able to stay dry at night and at day and also important to note that most of the time girls develop this before boys.

Teaching children about going to the toilet cleanly and hygienically, parents should talk to their infant children about their nappies, how they are changed so regularly, and how they should become to associate their wet and soiled nappies with feces and urine. Along with this you need to get your child to become accustom with the toilet and the potty before they begin using it. To do this you should buy one of those special smaller children’s seats for the toilet and let them try it and examine it out, another good idea is to get them to watch their older brothers or sisters so that they can get an idea of how it works. Imitations is a great way to learn and will make your child feel a lot more comfortable about it.

For the first time and times after that until they become comfortable parents should always hold and/or assist their child. Once the child slowly becomes more comfortable the parent can slowly back-off to the point where they are just supervising and than when the child is fully trained the parent can than just let the child proceed to the toilet themselves. Once they have got the hang of going to the toilet by themselves than you can start limiting your supervision of them, but do check on them here and there to make sure that they are having no troubles.

When training your child to go to the toilet it is important to not scold them if they refuse to sit on the potty or if they just can not go. This is because they may begin to associate going to the toilet with bad behavior, you want to encourage this behavior and show positive signs. Do not get disappointed if the first few times when they sit on the potty they do not urinate o show some kind of bowel movement, on the other side however when you do see some bowel movement or urination praise that but not over the top because the child may get the idea that they can show this to everyone.

Not only is teaching the child how to go to the toilet important but it is also important to teach the child to keep good hygienic procedures, this includes flushing the toilet and washing their hands after going to the toilet. This is as equally important as going to the toilet its self and if not shown can lead to bad hygienic practice and in some cases cause you child to be unhealthy and sick. Anyway there is a small insight into how you should go about toilet training your child.

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