In the life of every parent sooner or later the question arises about teaching his child to use a potty and, as a consequence a great many doubts, challenges, advisers, complexes and ecological feasibility study, etc. Let us understand how to avoid it.
I am a young mother, so in my life as in the life of any parent, the moment has come, when your mind flashed questions: how to teach a child to potty? At what age? And cries? And you never know will not work? But now, luckily, that time has passed, my daughter goes on the potty, and I can on my own experience to share with you tips. I hope they will help you.
1. Calmness, only calmness!
When it comes to your child, you should be absolutely calm and sure in what you are doing (at least outwardly), because the baby can feel your nervousness and excitement, and therefore, will be nervous himself and nothing happens.
2. Don’t listen to anyone!
No need to listen to my grandmother, which proves that in her time children from birth to the potty went, or the friend who brags that her child already goes to relieve himself — you must care! Pass this information on deaf ears, otherwise you will feel some «negomano» and torment their child’s frenzied attempts of planting, will think that he is «not like this». When and how to teach your child is your business and no one should touch.
3. All children are different
All children have individual development: some went before, and someone used teeth have started to erupt. The child is not a tram and in books are only approximate stats, just in time, nothing will happen. Accordingly, focus on your child and his its willingness to anything. Personally in our family we had the following situation: I tried to put my daughter on the potty at a year old, but she fell ass in the hole (she’s slim) and it is, of course, the Scarecrow — all ended in tears; then I tried to put her on the potty after a year and a half, but for some reason I she was screaming and power up with the pot — only then I realized that she was just emotionally not ready for this, because 3 days before the execution of her 2 years she just started to go potty. My surprise and joy knew no bounds. Maybe you have a similar situation and need to just wait?
They say that usually kids go to the bathroom about 20 minutes after eating (maybe your baby is different and you know your time), so, if your child refuses to sit on the potty, begin to drop their child around the time needed toilets — periodically, you will get and will start addictive. And give up the diapers (at least during the daytime if you wear them) — because if the baby is going to poop in your pants, he will understand that it is unpleasant (in the diaper it does not understand).
5. To the toilet together
Don’t shut the child out of the toilet — let him look and learn, because children tend to imitate adults.
I think if you follow these simple tips — you will succeed, and do not torment neither, nor the child. In our time, early start schooling in a few cases:
1) the Child itself is ready.
2) the Desire to boast.
3) Savings — funds do not have enough diapers, and to wash the floors, clean the carpets and wash hard.
But if the age is approaching 5-6 years, and the problems with the toilet still occur — should consult a pediatrician.
Finally a video of Dr. Komarovsky on the topic of potty training — what do the experts think?