Switching from diaper to potty or toilet is a very important stage in child development.
It is a complicated process and creates anxiety for parents. The child is ready for this transition around 2 to 3 years. So do not hurry! Every child is different, so parents need to see the “signs” that they are ready to do.
Beginning potty training tips – When is the toddler ready?
- The toddler imitates you;
- When he does not like his dirty diaper;
- The diaper stays dry for 2 hours.
Once the child is ready, you should be relaxed too. Praise it for its successes and do not make a big deal about failures.
At first, you should always remind him to go to the pot. Once you remove the diaper, it’s good to not put it back until sleeping in the evening. The goal is to make the process as positive as possible, and the child will not be afraid to try on his own.
Easy potty training tips for toddlers – How to start the process
- Buy a pot with him.
- Explain to the child how he will feel when he comes to go to the bathroom. If he understands the signs, he will understand more quickly that he has to go.
- Every single hour will need to go, especially if he drinks enough fluids.
- Have the child sit in the pot. Let it stay there for a few minutes and tell them what to do. If necessary, open the tap to run water. That will help. If nothing is done, do not insist. You’ll be back in a while.
- Wash the child’s hands. Repetition helps the child get the right habits when going to the toilet.
- If you are out of the house, you must adhere to the routine and not wear a diaper. Just have a change of clothes with you.
- If you have a boy, it is good to have him sit at the beginning until the process is established and later his dad can learn how to stand upright.
Most children learn to go to the pot day by day but cannot stay dry at night. At about 5 or 6 years they are ready for their evening training.
- Lift the child around 10 or 11 in the evening and go to the toilet.
- Wake up enough to understand what’s going on.
- Do not take it up and pick it up. It must be able to go alone.
- Accompany her to the toilet and let her down his clothes and sit down.
- Go back to the bed.
- At some point you will not have to wake it up, it will go alone.
Patience and perseverance and everything will be done as it should.