the child; As he learned to turn, crawl, stand and walk, he will of course learn to use the toilet. Well, but when? What should you pay attention to in toilet training? How to teach children toilet habits? How and when can you get your child to leave the diaper?
When are babies toilet trained?
The development of the urinary bladder of children begins at 15-18 months. While children pee less at night, this period is approximately every 3 hours during the day. This process can range from 15 months to 3 years old.
Therefore, the age of toilet training in babies is between 2 and 2.5 years. But of course, this time can vary from child to child. Toilet training is easy at the age of 2.5 for some and 3 years for others. When determining the time for toilet training in babies, you should also pay attention to whether the puppy is psychologically ready.
How many days does toilet training take?
Like many mothers, you hope that toilet training will be completed in a very short time. Your child can be very ready for toilet training and can actually complete most of the toilet training in a few days. In general, toilet training in babies is completed between 3-6 months.
How are children toilet trained?
- Read books to your child about toilet habits. Introduce the materials and items to be used. Make sure she’s familiar with terms like panties, potty, flush, pee, poop.
- Help her get an idea of the order of going to the toilet, undressing, going to the toilet and cleaning from the toilet training cards on what to do in order.
- In addition to books and cards, toilet training games and pretend games also work. You can take the doll with your child to the toilet and have it pooped.
- Take your child with you when you go to the bathroom. Have him sit on the potty for a certain amount of time, even if he’s wearing clothes at first. After a while, help him get this into a routine.
- When your child starts to sit on the potty for a certain period of time, tell him that he can now pee and poop on the potty.
- Take off the diaper and don’t wear it again! Remember that one of the biggest mistakes is to put the diaper back on when you start toilet training, either at night or when you go somewhere, or from time to time in the morning.
- Make sure that the clothes are easily removable, as your child can pee and poop at any time until they learn to hold the toilet. Difficult zippers, snaps, buttons complicate the job.
- Take your child to the toilet at the times when you need to go to the toilet, which you set earlier. Encourage her and wait for her to go to the toilet. Of course, you shouldn’t expect him to go to the potty at first. After a few tries, the first success will come, don’t worry.
- Another thing to keep track of is the clock. Some children go to the toilet regularly. If a similar pattern applies to your child, consider taking advantage of this advantage.
- When your child is successful, give him small rewards.
- At least, if you are not the only person who helps your child at the beginning of toilet training, for example, if there is a caregiver at home, both of you should have the same attitude and approach.
- Try to be very patient during toilet training. It is possible that you will encounter situations where your patience may run out. In such cases, take a deep breath, remind yourself that this process will be temporary.
- You can not warn him all the time and leave him alone for a bit. Trying not to use words like potty, pee, poop for a while may help.
- You can get help from an authority figure such as a kindergarten teacher, doctor, nurse.
- The best season for toilet training is undoubtedly spring and especially summer. Because epidemics are less in these months. There is no need to dress in layers.
- It is easier to undress in a short time. There is little risk of getting cold when walking around naked. However, if your child is very ready, the season is not so important, it is enough to take some precautions.
- You can put all the responsibility on your child. You can specify that you can use a potty if you want, or that you can use diapers or training (practice) panties.
- He says the child is peeing, but he may want a diaper for his poop. If the kid wants diapers for his poop, offer him a potty. If he insists on diapers, keep giving diapers. Because if you oppose it, you can cause your child to hold his poop and cause constipation.
- Occasionally leave your child’s bottom bare, especially if there’s a suitable temperature and an easy-to-clean area. This is a good way for him to recognize body signals.
How to toilet train a boy?
The duration and method of toilet training for boys and girls may differ. Boys may be later than girls to quit diapers.
How toilet training should be for your boy, pay attention to the following:
- Begin your peeing training by sitting down.
- She may want to try peeing standing up herself. He may have seen it from his father, on TV, or from friends in kindergarten. Let him try.
- When you are going to teach standing pee, put a small stool in front of the toilet. It should be at a level that can keep your penis in the right level and direct it to the toilet.
- He can throw paper balls into the toilet or into the basin of the toilet so that it does not clog, and try to hit the target. These types of toilet training games are very useful in the process of accustoming the boy to the toilet.
7 things you should do while toilet training babies
It will make it easier for you to understand that your little puppy is ready for toilet training, “It’s time!” Keep the following in mind when you say:
- Have your child drop the diaper and switch to training pants. But don’t insist on it. If he insists on diapers, keep wearing the diaper. But open the diaper on the toilet, let him sit on the potty. Practice this as a routine.
- Have the potty nearby and easily accessible, at least for a while.
- Follow the signs well. You may not understand the signs clearly at first. Day by day, you will gain a lot of experience on this subject.
- The child may want to go to the toilet with a friend next to him. Let him, because it’s much more fun for him.
- Turning on the faucet from time to time can be a good way to pee more quickly. Evaluate.
- Establish the link between the potty and the toilet, as your child will continue to use the toilet, not the potty, after a while. Pour the pee or poop out of the potty down the toilet and let him understand this connection.
How is toilet training given at night?
Toilet training is a process that must be completed. Questions such as should you lift your baby while he is sleeping soundly, should the diaper be tied at night during toilet training may be on your mind.
So, let’s explain how to get children to use the toilet at night:
- After the daytime toilet training is completed and you sit in a certain order, you should start toilet training at night.
- You should put your child to bed without a diaper at night as well as during the day. Instead of tying a diaper, you can lay a protective cloth on your bed.
- Do not give your child fluids in the last 2 hours before bedtime.
- In toilet training, you should determine the frequency of waking up at night by observing your child. Normally, you can wake your child every 1-2 hours, but this time may differ for each child.
- It is more difficult to develop toilet habits at night than during the day. Don’t put pressure on your child, don’t be angry with him when he’s got it. It is normal to not gain the habit of toileting at night until the age of 5-6.
What should you not do during toilet training?
Baby toilet, of course, is a complex subject. It may be difficult for your little one who has been using diapers until now, to go to the toilet at the right time, not to be afraid, to be cleaned. The most common mistakes mothers make during toilet training are:
- Do not expect great success in a short time. Yes, there are children who gain toilet habits even in 1-2 days. But for most kids, toilet training doesn’t take that long!
- Do not scold, punish or embarrass your child in case of accidents or failures.
- Do not restrict fluids thinking that it will prevent accidents. This would be both unhealthy and ineffective.
- Do not resort to unnatural ways such as laxatives and suppositories to make your child poop easily.
- Don’t force your child to sit on the potty.
- Do not lose your hope. There are times when you think you are so hopeless. But toilet training won’t last forever. Be sure of it.
7 problems that can cause your child to have problems with toilet training
It is very normal to have accidents from time to time during toilet training and even afterwards. However, if every pee and every poop results in an accident, the timing of toilet training may be wrong. First, review whether the following 7 conditions exist.
1. Stress: Having some radical changes in your child’s life puts him under stress. A change of caregiver, starting a job, having a sibling, or moving from home can all be a cause for stress.
2. Fatigue: This may be a period when your child is very tired. He started kindergarten, his daily activities increased. Fatigue can cause loss of control in some skills.
3. Excitement: Too much excitement can reduce the control of the child’s bladder over the bladder.
4. Parental pressure: Putting pressure on your child to toilet train can force and slow them down.
5. Concentration: The child may not be able to concentrate on the potty because he cannot stop himself from playing games or find time for another exciting activity.
6. Squeezing: The child may not be able to move quickly despite noticing the toilet.
7. Physical problems: There may be blood in the urine, painful urination, incontinence while laughing, or urinary tract infections.