What You Should Know About Potty Training Your Child
When your little one is ready for potty training, it will be up to you as a parent to guide them in this new venture. The key to successfully potty training your child is to have a good amount of patience and an awareness that each child handles and surpasses this stage at their own pace. That being said, there is no one rule book when it comes to proper potty training as different strategies work with different children, and it’s up to you as a parent to know your little one’s pace and overall attitude towards this stage, in order to employ the best strategy to help them.
Before immersing your little one in a whole new environment of preschool and entrusting them in a childcare center in Texas, it is crucial that your child succeeds in the potty training stage. This way, they will not have a difficult time taking care of themselves when they are in school. Your child’s success, however, will heavily depend on how you guide them through the stage.
What age should my toddler be when I start potty training them?
Generally, children are ready for potty training by the age of 2. However, some children are not ready until they are already about 3 ½ years old. Keep in mind not to push your little one when they are not ready; remember that patience is the key. All children are different after all, and just because your child had to be at least 3 years old before they are ready for potty training does not mean that they are intellectually slow or developmentally lagging.
How will I know if my toddler is ready for potty training?
These surefire signs will tell you that your little one is developmentally ready for potty training:
- Fewer Diaper Changing Times
Infants and toddlers up to 20 months old pee frequently. So when you notice that your child stays dry for more than an hour at a time, it means that they are developing bladder control and are becoming physically ready for potty training.
- More Regular Bowel Movements
When your toddler has their bowel movements at more regular or scheduled parts of the day, then this makes it easier to bring out the potty whenever it’s time.
- Noticing and Disliking Dirty Diapers
You may one day hear your little one complaining about their dirty diaper and how they don’t want it anywhere near them because it’s “gross and stinky”. When this happens, you can introduce the option of going to the potty instead.
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