Many parents are puzzled by the question of the pot, as soon as the child begins to sit. The instigators of such thoughts may be a kind grandmother or neighbor, who claims that her own children from five months have no life without a pot. And the fact that your one-year-old small paw doesn’t even look towards the pot – the wine of diapers and poor parenting.
In matters of the pot, all progressive humanity is divided into two warring camps: early schooling and gravity. As the logic suggests, the truth is somewhere in the middle. In fact, the time of planting a pot is determined not by the desire of the parents, but by the child’s nervous system, which is responsible for the hygienic skills. Therefore, before you teach your baby to the pot, doctors recommend waiting until the child learns to walk and can independently explain their needs.
Attempting to teach a child earlier, developing reflexes in it to your teams, wee or wee, will save you money on diapers, but these reflexes have nothing to do with sensible hygienic skills. That is, the recommended age of 12-18 months. But do not forget that every child is different, and a two-year-old baby in a diaper is not a reason for panic. For some babies, the process of getting used to the pot can take up to three years. Therefore, in order to understand whether your baby is ready, let us pass a small test:
- If the child remains dry for 2 hours or more;
- If the baby wakes up after sleeping dry;
- If he makes it clear that he wants to use the toilet;
- If he has a definite schedule;
- If the child expresses dissatisfaction with wet pants;
- If the baby can take off his pants and dress them, sit on the pot and stand up with him;
- If he distinguishes between the notions of writing and crap;
- If the child knows the names of the body parts and clothing;
- If your child is trying in every way to be like adults.
Did you answer half the questions positively? Congratulations, you are already big and ready for a friendship with a pot. Adults should also be prepared for this process. You will need more attention for the baby, and that attention on an ongoing basis. You can not accustom the child to the toilet, if you are going to devote this time only from 6 to 9 pm.
Start with a few minutes and don’t show your disappointment if the pot remains empty. On the contrary, praise the child, emphasize in every way what he is already independent of you, just think – CAM is sitting on the pot. In no case do not hold the baby on the pot to the bitter end, most likely, this method you will achieve only disgust.
In case of success, your joy should be so stormy that your child wants to quickly repeat their success. After the success will be constant, the child should be taught that you need to go to the toilet not only when he wants, but also in accordance with the daily routine – before going for a walk, before going to bed.
But it is not necessary to completely abandon diapers – for long walks, trips in transport, night sleep, such insurance, at first, will not be out of place. In this way, parents should show a lot of patience and perseverance. Be gentle with your child, do not show your displeasure with failure, and sincerely rejoice in his success.