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Potty training for the cutipies

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Potty training for the cutiepies

If one will go to a kid section of a website or magazine, I am sure you are going to get a must question from young parents about Potty Training. It seems a really big problem for them. That is why, I decided to write for those worried couples.
First, we will divide it into many catagory

* Potty Training Readiness

* Starting Potty Training

* Potty Training Resistance

*Potty Training Problems

So, We will start with,

Potty Training Readiness

As children approach 2 years of age, parents frequently start thinking about toilet training. What is the "right" age? Most children show signs of readiness to begin using the toilet as toddlers, usually between 18 months and 3 years of age. These signs include staying dry for at least 2 hours at a time, having regular bowel movements, being able to follow simple instructions, being uncomfortable with dirty diapers and wanting them to be changed, asking to use the potty chair, or asking to wear regular underwear. You should also be able to tell when your child is about to urinate or have a bowel movement by his facial expressions, posture or by what he says. If your child has begun to tell you about having a dirty diaper you should praise him for telling you and encourage him to tell you in advance next time.

Starting Potty Training

You've been waiting for the signals. Your child seems to recognize when she is peeing or pooping. And, miraculously, your child is actually telling you from time to time! ("I peed!" or "I pooped!"). She is dry after naps and occasionally upon awakening in the morning.
You should choose a potty chair once your child has shown that he is ready to begin toilet training. You can have him decorate it with stickers and sit on it with his clothes on to watch TV, etc. to help him get used to it. Whenever your child shows signs of needing to urinate or have a bowel movement you should ask him if he wants to use the potty or take him to the chair and explain to him what you want him to do.
Only keep him seated for a few minutes at a time, don't insist and prepared to delay training if he shows resistance. Until he is going in the potty, you can try to empty his dirty diapers into his potty chair to help demonstrate what you want him to do.

Potty Training Resistance

Not only physical but Intellectual and Psychological readiness is also needed for potty traning .That is why resistance appears though children may be of same age or sex. While it is recommended that you don't insist that he sits on the potty and you should be prepared to delay training if he shows resistance, at some point if his resistance to using the potty persists, especially after he is 3 -3 1/2 years old, then you should consider him resistant to potty training and you will need to change your methods.
Early on in the training, especially if your child is less than 3 - 3 1/2 years old, resistance should be treated by just discontinuing training for a few weeks or a month and then trying again. At this age (18 months to 3 years), resistance is usually because your child just isn't ready to begin training.
Reasons for developing a resistance to potty training can include:
• being scared to sit on the potty chair
• flushing the toilet may have scared him from wanting to sit on the toilet
• being pushed too early or fast before he was ready
• severe punishment for not using the potty or being forced to sit on the potty
• inconsistant training, especially among different caregivers
• he may have had a painful bowel movement from being constipated. If this is the case, treat his constipation and wait until he is having regular, soft bowel movements before you begin training again.
• or he may just be stubborn and is involved in a power struggle with his parents and is using his control over where he has a bowel movement
• he may enjoy the negative attention he gets from not using the potty or from having accidents
• although rare, there are medical conditions that can make it difficult for your child to hold in or delay urinating or having a bowel movement. Discuss with your Pediatrician if there are any medical reasons why you may be having a hard time teaching your child to use potty, especially if he seems to have other delays in his development.
For avoiding Resistance give him some rewards or incentives, make the training more interesting and have some patience.

Potty Training Problem

Whenever you start up for something problems do come, some children use potty for urinating but not for bowel movement. Some use potty at the daycare centers but refuse to use at home. Sometime the toddler becomes moody and does whatever he likes. It is difficult to understand the Psychology of a human being , So Moms, be a bit patient, bit creative, act for a while and enjoy motherhood.
Published: 2006-07-26
Author: kasturi mishra

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