Potty training is the most delicate learning that the child would endure as a toddler.
We must have a lot of patience when training a child. This learning can cause irreparable psychological damage to the child if not led properly with sensitivity.
It is imperative to recognise that there is no designated age that the child must learn to potty. Children vary in their readiness for this tremendous learning. Girls are usually ready to learn this process faster than boys who are the same age.
We must identify signs that a child is prepared to begin toilet learning.
Some of these signs are:
- when the child recognizes that he has a wet or soiled diaper.
- or if the child asks to have his wet diaper changed.
- or when the child wants to sit on the toilet seat.
- or when the child wakes up with a dry diaper.
Some effective toilet learning techniques are:
- Allocating a whole weekend or any 2 to 3 consecutive days, so the child can be left with no clothes as long as possible while monitoring their urge to pee so they can learn to pee in the toilet.
- Reading books about potty training can help too.
- Watching their parents while using the toilet is also a good tool.
By Rimonda, Owner of Push My Swing