Most parents are clueless about when “potty” or toilet training should be imparted to their kids. A child should be emotionally and physically ready to learn basics of toilet training as any resistance from the child can make the process frustrating. Most children aged between twenty-two to thirty months are ready to learn while some take longer or can learn earlier. Generally, girls pick the habit quickly when compared to boys.
You need to assess your child’s readiness to learn by reading signals such as:
Toilet training your child can take you three to four months, although some children learn fast while others take more time. If your child refuses to go to the toilet, do not force him/her to do otherwise as emotional preparedness is important.
Child will need help while washing and wiping
Your child will require help and supervision in washing and wiping after completing his bowel movements. Understand that a child will need your help and supervision for the entire process as sometimes learning the basics of toilet training can be disrupted due to stress or other factors. A child who is not getting enough attention and support will seem to regress in the development process of toilet training. Consult your doctor as a preventive measure to rule out any health issues your child may be suffering from.
Use the right equipments for your child
While potty training, it is important you use the right equipments for your child. Commonly available equipments are the child-sized potty chair with a bowl in the bottom which can be emptied into the toilet and the other is a child-sized seat which attaches in your regular toilet seat. Children feel scared of falling into the toilet for which a toilet seat can be the solution. Use a stepping stool for your child in order for him/her to climb up onto the seat.
Tips while potty training your child