Is Your Child Ready?

by Hebi S.

Signs of readiness?

If your child is verbally saying that they need to use the restroom, pointing to the toilet, or acknowledging that they need to use the restroom, then it would be a good time to start training them.

Reasons to begin training?

Knowing that your child is able to use the restroom on their own, may make your life easier. It shows that they are healthy and are able to develop more skills. Being able to use the restroom by themselves shows that they are growing up.

When is the optimal time?

Most kids want to learn by the ago of 2 or 2 & 1/2. If they are able to follow basic instructions, tell you that they need to use the restroom, contain a dry diaper for 2 hours or more, sit and rise from the toilet, or pull up their pants , then it would be time to start training.

Why is muscle control important?

Muscle control is important because it is needed to hold their waste for two or more hours.

What role does self-dressing play in the process?

The role of self-dressing helps the child feel accomplished. It shows that they have been developing skills.

What role does encouragement play?

During potty training, many children may feel discouraged during the process. Therefore, words or encouragement may help them keep trying after failures.

Which type of training comes first: bowel or bladder?

Typically bowel comes before bladder.
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