How to start potty training?

(July 13, 2010)

Potty Training Techniques

Potty training is one of the essential things that a parent teaches a child during the early part of childhood. As the child grows past the age of one, understanding begins to develop. Children start speaking or mumbling a few words and even take their first steps during the 2nd year of their lives. These are all small but significant steps. Potty training involves the conditioning of the child to use the toilet as well as to control his or her bowel and urinary movements. Human beings are exceptionally capable of holding their bowels or urine which is a technique that has developed as mankind has moved into a community setting. The designated area for defecation and urination makes it easy to maintain hygiene and cleanliness.

There are many important steps for how to start potty training. The first part of how to start potty training involves proper communication with the child. The parent should attempt to explain the process and perhaps show the child how adults use the toilet. The child can also be taught to report to the parent when he or she is soiled or has urinated in the diaper. Once this basic knowledge is established, the child can be potty trained.

The next step in how to start potty training is the actual change over from diapers to normal underwear. During this process, try and involve the child and explain the function of the underwear and what the child should do when he or she feels like using the toilet. At the initial stage, there will be plenty of instances where the child has soiled or wet the clothes. These should be treated as part of the exercise.

For parents, there are a few things to understand before starting potty training. Parents should be patient and not aggressive with the children. This will encourage the child rather than scare the child or intimidate the child. Intimidation is detrimental to the process. Parents must also be aware that accidents will happen and they must take precautions for such accidents and be prepared for them. Children tend to imitate adults a lot so if there is a scope to take the child to the toilet, the parent must do this and describe the actions being performed. The youngster will most likely attempt to imitate these actions which will put him or her well on the way to being fully potty trained.

Submitted by P T on July 13, 2010 at 03:41

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