Potty Training is a Process

By: David Marc Fishman

Many children are in daycare these days, it has been reported that children between the ages of birth and 6 years are in daycare this is about 61% of the population, so it is important when potty training that parent work closely with their children. When your child is ready for potty training you will need to get the right potty supplies, reading books and getting the correct supplies will help in the process. Many people say the sign of readiness is when your child learns how to peddle; once they know how to peddle they are ready for potty training. This of course means that you will have to start using public restrooms. Both parents need to help with the training; it can not be only one parent handling the burden of potty training. Some family situations are unique, for example many parents share custody, and this sometimes creates a problem when trying to potty train. Once you start potty training you cannot go back, if you try you are sending mixed messages to your child. You will need to be patient with your child, this is completely new to them and there will be accidents during the process. If you start to yell or get angry towards your child your child will again have mixed messages.

Your toddler is now in control and accepting that will eliminate the battle. Let your toddler observe how to go to the bathroom, the best method of learning is through viewing others. Some parents like to o bribe their toddler with a small container of candies in the bathroom. Many parents carry a portable potty around with them, so no matter where you are you can have your child go to the potty. Another helpful tip is to put a plastic liner on their beds so the urine does not flow to the mattress.

There are many simple techniques you can use when trying to potty train, follow them and it will lay the groundwork and make it much easier. Some parents may find obstacles in the process of potty training their children.

Before you start make sure your child is showing signs that they are ready, does not like the feel of going in their pants, want big kid pants, these are the signs to look for. First, you must make sure your child is even ready for this step. When potty training parents try all different types of techniques, some good some bad, but when they don't work parents get frustrated, and with the cost of diapers or pull-ups so high you see why they are so desperate to get their child potty trained. Many parents have successfully potty trained their children using a potty training doll.

Children begin the process by showing they are ready to go the potty and after a period of time they are trained and it seems like the training period never happened. Potty training fears, often called toilet terrors, are common among toddlers and small children. Using the toilet for bowel movements can be difficult for a toddler to understand, as well as scary and undesirable.

For you child to become dry and trained they need to come to the realization to recognize the he/she needs to go potty without making in their pants. Over time your child's accidents will become fewer and before you know it your childe will be completely potty trained.

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