Tips On How to Potty Train Kids
Potty training is a major accomplishment in early childhood, and before the child can master it they have to be emotionally and biologically ready for it and different children are ready at different ages, and the timing is not related to their intelligence, motivation or personality. Potty training involves combining a set of individual skills in a particular order like being able to understand the signs that the body is giving the child, undressing, exercising some control over the bladder and bowels and washing their hands. It is good to note that the child must have at least one of these skills mastered before beginning potty training, or it will be a very frustrating process.
It is good to note that the the first step is preparation, that involves getting a potty chair because most children feel more secure sitting on the floor as opposed to a potty that sits on top of the toilet since it is less scary and gives the person the security and balance that results from being able to put their feet securely on the floors. The potty should be placed in a convenient place where the child spends most of his time and it does not have to be in the bathroom, they could keep it in a corner of the playroom to provide ease of access that is vital in the beginning. It is good to note that the child needs to be allowed to explore the potty chair and become familiar with it which lets the child know that the potty is special for them.
If beginning the teaching process, the child should be taught how to practice sitting on the potty with their clothes either once or twice per day with the goal of making the child comfortable with the process. A known fact is that the child needs to be praised every step of the way and in even the small steps and the steps that are not successful. After the child is comfortable sitting on the potty with their clothes on they then need to be taught how to sit on the potty with their clothes off which helps them to be familiar with the concept of removing clothes before going to the bathroom and also enables them to feel how the seat feels like next to her skin.
After a couple of days when the child has bowel movement in the diaper, they should watch the parent dump it in the potty so that they see where it should go and at the same time the guardian should explain to the child that this is where the stool and the urine belong. The parent needs to look for signs that the child needs to urinate or empty their bowels and some kids indicate this in so many ways such as grimacing or occupying a particular position.