𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐀𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐓𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠?
Kids are generally not ready to toilet train before the age of 2, and some children may wait until 3 1/2. It’s important to remember not to push your child before he’s ready and to be patient. And remember that all kids are different. Your child is not developmentally lagging if he’s far into his 3ish before he gets the hang of potty training.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠?
It’s always good to start talking about it to your child before you actually start practising
Start teaching your child some words for going to the toilet – for example, ‘pee’, ‘washroom’ ‘potty’ and ‘I need to go’.
Talk to him how everyone uses the toilet & let him understand that we all need to use it.
Once or twice a day, start putting training pants on your child this helps your child understand the feeling of wetness.
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 & 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐓𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠
It’s best to start toilet training when you don’t have any big changes coming up in your family life. Changes might include going on holiday, starting day care, wedding in family, etc.
It’s always good to start toilet training on a day when you have no plans to leave the house.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐨 𝐓𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝
𝐒𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞: Try to make toileting part of your child’s regular daily routine. For example, encourage your child to use the potty or toilet in the morning, and before or after snacks and meals.
𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞: Dress your child in clothes that are easy to take off – for example, shorts with elastic , Skirts (for girls).
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠: Ask your child about going to the toilet when they change activities. For example, you could remind your child to go to the toilet before they sit down for lunch.
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞: If your child doesn’t do a wee or poo after 3-5 minutes of sitting on the potty or toilet, let your child get off the toilet. It’s best not to sit your child on the toilet for too long, because this will feel like punishment.
𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦: Encourage your child to go to the toilet when they show signs like passing wind, going quiet or moving away from you. But don’t force your child to go infact you could give small gift or treat them everytime they use the toilet
𝐁𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞: Kids normally love & get fascinated to learn something new so keep the toilet training as a fun activity let them explore the toilet seat, flush.. also you can keep a few books or toys handy to keep them entertained during the process.
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐦: Don’t scold, discipline or shame your child. You might say, “You forgot this time. Next time you’ll get to the bathroom sooner.”