Child Toilet Training

If your child deliberately pees on the floor regularly, you should probably schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the situation. The doctor may suggest that you put the child to toilet training on hold for a while till your child gives up this undesirable behavior.

You can encounter accidents which are a normal part of the toilet training process. Most children will continue to have them for up to six months even after they have been trained. Your child needs you to deal with each accident during toilet training calmly and supportively.

What is the Right Age to Train Your Child?
There is generally a window of time during which the majority of children are trained for this. Apart from that, the parents need to check with their medical practitioner and make sure there is no problem. If the child is not wetting and soiling enough diapers, the child might be dehydrated or it could have a medical problem. Conversely, if the child is older and is still wetting and soiling underwear, there are possibilities of a physical or psychological situation that needs to be addressed at the earliest.

What are the factors to be considered?
Every child develops differently. You can find some signs of readiness in the child when you start toilet training your child. You need to observe the child and know that. The signs could include an increased awareness of a need to go, curiosity in others’ bathroom habits, longer period of dryness, interest in neatness, and so on. They will go to the toilet when they feel the need to go. The child cannot go to the toilet just because you want them to go. You should always keep a sense of humor and you should not nag her or force her to try to make her go to the toilet. You must always accommodate your child when the urge strikes. Your child should feel secure that when she has to go it will not be a problem and you will be able to make it happen. It could be in the middle of dinner, in the middle of the night, or even between a traffic jam.

You should not use laxatives to control a child’s bathroom habits. This is unfair to a child, and can only harm the child’s well-being. If the child gets dehydrated, it will be tough to deal with. You should avoid citrus juices or caffeinated beverages, especially at night. You should also make sure that the child empties his/her bladder completely just before going to bed. You should also not wake up the child before you go to bed. You should be flexible. You must keep your child in clothing which is easy for him/her to manage while sleeping. You can have a separate child-size potty at home. You can also have a foldable adapter in the diaper bag. This adapter can help your child sit by himself on any toilet.