Saturday, 14 February 2015

Signs of Potty training in children

Hi friends! Hope you all are doing well. Today we will talk of an interesting topic on signs that show child is ready to get potty trained.  Before, we start off the discussion; please note that every child is different. So no two children can achieve the milestone in the same way. Stop comparing them.
What are the signs that suggest your child is ready to get potty trained.
Physical signs
·        Child is well coordinated enough to walk, and even run, steadily.
·        Urinates a fair amount at one time.
·        Has regular, well-formed uniform bowel movements at relatively predictable times.
·        Has "dry" periods of at least two hours or during naps, which shows that his bladder muscles are developed enough to hold urine.

Behavioral signs
·        Can sit down quietly in one position for two to five minutes.
·        Can pull his pants up and down.
·        Dislikes the feeling of wearing a wet or dirty diaper.
·        Shows interest in others' bathroom habits (wants to watch you go to the bathroom or wear underwear).
·        Gives a physical or verbal sign when he's having a bowel movement such as grunting, squatting, or telling you.
·        Demonstrates a desire for independence.
·        Takes pride in his accomplishments.
·        Isn't resistant to learning to use the toilet.
·        Is in a generally cooperative stage, not a negative or contrary one.
Cognitive signs
·        Understands the physical signals that mean he has to go and can tell you before it happens or even hold it until he has time to get to the potty.

·        Can follow simple instructions, such as "go get the toy."
·        Understands the value of putting things where they belong.
·        Reciprocates for words like potty and urine.

Remember that each kid will achieve this physical, behaviorial and cognitive development at various time frames. Be patient with your child. Rome was not built in a day. Allow him to use diapers, if he shows signs of not being yet ready for potty training. Don’t worry, your loved little one will not go to his college in diapers. (Pun intended). Chillax. My grandmom used to stay everything has its own set time. So, keep trying. Don’t force or scold your child if he isn’t showing keen interest to potty trained. Allow him to be his own way, till he himself feels now it’s time for him to learn the new art of using the potty.

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