Sunday, 23 October 2011

Toilet Training Your Kids – A Real Challenge

Will Early Toilet Training Help Your Child?

Toilet training is the method of teaching your young kids on the proper use of the toilet and usually starts with the use of a potty chair or a smaller toilet bowl-shaped instrument.

A lot of old time parents believe that a child will be fully trained early on the right use of the toilet if their parents give them early toilet training. However, child experts are not in agreement with this belief. Study shows that even with early toilet training, a child will begin to recognize his “need to go” only when he is at least a year old. But he will still be too young at this age to understand of having to sit still on a toilet bowl. Only if a child is at least 18 months old that he will only be responsive to the toilet training you are subjecting him to. And will be relatively dry and clean when he’s about two-and-a-half or three years old.

Early Toilet Training is Ineffective

Do not think that you satisfyingly started your baby on early toilet training if he bears your sitting him on a potty chair every time he passes bowel movement.

Over time you will notice that he will be putting up a struggle if you insist to sit him on the pot, and eventually will refuse to sit on it at all. It is because he really detest your forcing him to sit on a pot longer that he wants to as he is only learning to crawl at this point.

Although you may catch a larger portion of your kid’s movement on the pot, his diapers will still get dirty. And you will find that changing soiled diapers is a lot easier than sitting your baby on a pot. For potting would mean that you will undress your kid, struggle to keep him sit still on the pot, clean him up before dressing him again. Then, you will dispose the soiled diapers after you have cleaned the potty chair.

You may ask yourself. What do you gain after all these? Nothing. Your child will not only learn nothing from the training you gave him, he may also develop an intense dislike for it. This will just delay his real toilet training later on.

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