How to get your child to use the toilet
Learn to use the bathroom is an important step in your child’s life. But this can be a confusing time for the whole family. Although there is no perfect formula to teach children to use the bathroom, the following ideas can help.
Things to do for a child to learn the habit of the toilet
It is important to first recognize if your child is able to start the process of learning the habit of toileting.
However you can help and start preparing your child by following a few tips.
How to prepare your child to ask for the toilet
Use words to express the act of using the bathroom (eg, “pee,” “poop or poop”, “toilet”, and others).
Ask your child to let you know when his diaper is wet or dirty.
Try to identify the behaviors in that time, ask “pee?” Or “poop?”, So that your child can go associating with the urge to pee eith wet diaper and potty.Get a toilet and teach children as a game to sit on him to take practice and confidence.When your child is ready to learn to use the toilet, you can start with the formation stage which is necessary to take it easy and patience, take several months and should not be traumatic process for the child or for the parent.You should wait a little while if the child is subjected to situations that generate insecurity or concern as the recent arrival of a sibling, changes in family relationships, new house, etc.
Rules and preparations to teach the child the habit of going to the bathroomPrepare the toilet so your child can wear and feel confident in it. You can buy a special toilet seat for babies and a stool or something to support the feet or potty for baby.
Show your child how to sit on the toilet and explain what you are doing, the child learns by imitating what he sees. Then, have your child sit on the toilet seat while you watch him.
If you have a brother a few years older consider involving him to teach using the bathroom.Do not make your child sit on the toilet against his will.
Establish a routine. For example you can start every morning by sitting on the toilet and orient it in the teaching of general cleaning.
It is recommended that you wait until your baby becomes alert. Alternatively, talk to him to tell you when he wants to sit on the potty or toilet.
Also try to detect the right time to act immediately. Children often give clear signals that they need to use the bathroom, they usually have a red face turn crouch or squat stand. Many children are regular with respect to the time of day they tend to have a bowel movement, detect those situations.
Have your child sit on the toilet within 15 to 30 minutes after meals to take advantage of the natural tendency of the body to have a bowel movement after eating (this is called the gastro-colic reflex). Wait and make company. Use this time to talk about nice things, like a visit to the grandparents’ house or a photo album.
If after five minutes your child does not poop or urine, lift and tell him later what can be retried, encouraging him to warn you. Give smiles, applause and praise.
Surely there will be times that you leave in the toilet and do not, but after he put the dirty diaper right away. It is common for that to happen because they feel safer and more comfortable with the diaper as it is a known object. Remember that your child would have to get prepared psychologically slowly.
When you detect a recent evacuation diapers for your child, take him to the bathroom, have him sit on the toilet and tell your child that the “stern” goes in the toilet.
Make sure your child’s clothing is appropriate in this process. In other words, avoid clothing with buttons or belts, children should be able during this learning to easily undress themselves.
Let your child at any time of day without his diaper. If he or she urinates without wearing a diaper may be more likely to start to realize what is happening and to express their discomfort. You should know that if you choose to keep your naked child on the bottom for a while, you need to protect your rugs and carpets. When the inevitable happens, you must not be angry with the child that will be cleaned several times safely.
Offer your child small rewards every time he goes to the bathroom, like a timeshare drawing a treat or a little story with mom.
Ensure that all seniors who care for your child (babysitters, grandparents, teachers), follow the same routine. It is very important to know how you want to handle the situation and ask them to use the same approach for your child so that he is not confused.
Once you start having little control over the use of the bathroom, it is very important to teach him the importance of washing hands at the end and you could leave him to participate in the selection of underwear worn by “big kids”.
In this period of teaching your child the habit of going to the bathroom,remember to praise all attempts on your son works for the bathroom, even if nothing happens.
It is important not to punish mistakes during training children to use the toilet or show disappointment when they themselves get wet, or the floor or bed. Instead, tell your child that it was an accident and offer him encouragement and support.