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Use Of Underwear To Potty Train
What's the best way to potty train? Is it really leaving your child without a diaper or underwear?
No: Gradually introduce patient to the potty. Make sure it is a comfortable experience. Sit him/her on the potty when you expect results and lots of praise. Children essential train themselves. The less effort we make the better. He/she will soon associate the potty as the place to pee or poop and will indicate their needs. Have books and toys available. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old has been sleeping in underwear for the past week and has only peed on herself once and didn't like it.can I say she's fully potty train?
You can't make him!!: First be sure your child is ready. Get a potty chair to practice. Ask your child to let you know when the diaper is wet or dirty. Set aside some time for the process, catch the child in the act of pooping, offer small rewards, never force a child but you can coax him/her gently.Never punish and have patience, it will happen. ...Read more
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read more
Need more info.: Why are you potty training them? My general answer is around two years old take the child to the potty every two hours from sunup to sundown. Have then it for a few minutes. It is the repetition that helps them know when they ave to go.Averages a month for pee and poop is usually a little longer. ...Read more
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says "pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read more
A pre-schooler who: walks from room to room, pulls his pants & pull-up or underpants down, says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. Use a potty chair or Little Looster for stability. First step: When he starts to poop, calmly walk him into the bathroom, keep on his diaper, let him empty it into the toilet & flush it. Reward each step. ...Read more
Potty Training: Around age 2 1/2 is the bet time to potty train. I wouldnt even consider it until age 2. Even if successful, they are very likely to relapse. ...Read more
Very variable: Some toddlers train by age 18 months, others can take up to 4-years. Toddlers will be toilet trained, by day, when they want to be. Lots of normal toddlers realise that they have something in life about themselves that they can control and then use the potty when they want to. All this is within normal limits. Please be patient and don't make a fuss. Positive reinforcement works best. Good luck! ...Read more
Signs of readiness: are being able to walk from room to room, pull diaper, pull-pants up & down, be dry for 2 hours, say "potty" or other word to indicate she senses the urge to go. Between 18 mos.-3 yrs., let her sit on a potty, clothed, while you model using the toilet. Pushing it creates behavior problems. Buy a Little Looster stool. Read http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/toilet_teaching.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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