My son in April is already two years old. In a big way, he has long been asking for a pot. In a little way, not always. I’m not worried about it, waiting for me to grow up. A year or two later, still sit down, not going anywhere. But somehow I want it to happen right now.
In general, of course, you can not teach to a certain age. Raising the first child, I either did not know, or did not believe that, in principle, it was useless to accustom to the pot in six months. From two months she kept her daughter over a basin and started planting a pot pretty early. My desire can justify the lack of diapers – they were not there.
The son of eight months, they began to imprison him, but they were not yet talking about schooling. Just tried. After all, this habit depends on the physiology. The moment when the baby’s brain starts coordinated actions with the bladder or intestines, it will come in a year and a half. That is, the child must:
– feel filling
– should be able to be asked with the help of sounds or signs
– be able to be patient
What not to do?
one. Hold the child on the pot by force. It is hard to resist when you know that in five minutes you will go to change his pants and wipe another puddle. Although some mothers quite seriously and proudly share such experiences, believing that they are doing the right thing by force over the child.
2 You can not distract the child with games, books and food., while he is sitting on the pot. I myself do not see the delights in reading over the toilet, and nothing about food and nothing to say.
3 To scold. (and sometimes you want it so much!) But, it is so possible to discourage the child’s long-term desire to ask for the pot.
What you need to learn to go to the pot?
Almost nothing – only the desire of the child. I almost did not teach the child to beg. All my efforts came down to catching the moment. But here trousers from kakushek have not been erased for a long time. Why is it that he does not want to beg?
Seeing how unexpectedly for him is the murmur of a cushy leg, I understand: for him the moment has not yet come when he can control urination. But it is so interesting to observe how efficiently he runs after a rag and how diligently he accelerates the wooded puddle.
I think a significant role is played here. interest. Maybe this is why it is better not to start teaching the child too early: it’s only that mother is easier not to wash, not wipe, and save diapers, and the interest in the pot, as a new item, has already died away.
Now we in this case decided to take a break: for some reason, the son began to actively protest against our proposals to sit in the pot.
Almost from birth, the son sleeps at night without a diaper, for some reason he always woke up before he ate. Therefore, I first carried it to the bathroom, and then, as I learned to sit, I put it on the pot at night. It happened somewhere twice a night, it was not difficult to check in time. Now we have to wear a diaper for the night, since at night we are especially against the pot.
I developed the following tactics for myself:
one. I try to wake up interest in the pot again. While we sit down on a pot of a toy cat and praise him with his son. The son observes with interest and even he periodically regales him.
2 I remind you about the pot, but if I do not want it, I retreat (yes, it is useless).
3 At night, I don’t offer anything at all – he protests very actively, I think our nerves and sleep are more expensive.
four. I praise him for his independence (when this happens)
And, as always, I wait.