How To Do Toilet Training for Kids

By Big Ted, 25 Jan 2022

How to do Toilet Training for kids

It is so interesting and amazing to see your children grow up and properly poopoo and peepee on their own, imagine! On their own! What a feeling?!Toilet training is educating your child to interpret signals for bowel and urine motion and knowing when they are required to do it and where to do it. It means teaching your child how to know how to pull pants up and down and to enable to use a potty or a small Toilet seat suitable for them, a regular practise is therefore vital to make them learn this noble lesson faster.

As a good parent, it is important to understand the development stages of your child, Toilet training for a child has no specific age for commencement, but signs that your child is ready will definitely result and guide the effective timing for the education. The child’s capacity to take charge of their bowels and bladder muscles develops with a child’s growth. Scientifically, it has been proved that averagely, a child should be trained on Toilet use at age of 27 months. A child who has not attained one year has completely no control over their bowels or bladder therefore are unable to control their poo and pee reactions, apparently little can be done to induct them between one and one and a half years.

How to tell that a child is ready for Toilet Training;

  • The child complains about wet or dirty diapers, and from time to time feels uncomfortable on them and wants the diapers to be substituted.
  • Finds fun in copying what the older people do especially as they visit the Toilets
  • Always enjoys playing with a potty or sits on the potty to impress the parents and be praised for the action.
  • The child comprehends the Toilet language such as "pee" and "poop."
  • Has a predictable poo and pee schedule thus gives a clear indication of the schedules for the different and related activities.
  • Uses body language to communicate their need to visit the potty or toilet, sometimes they may use non-verbal cues such as granting or point at the potty.
  • The child can be directed and follow instructions given.
  • The child can pull her pants down and up and without any assistance.
  • Follows you to the Toilet to get a glimpse of how the Toilet is used.
  • The child can sit down and stand by herself on the potty chair without being supported.
  • The baby can control themselves well as they go to pick the potty and hold their pee and poo until they are on the potty.
  • The child can sleep the whole night without peeing on the diapers or wakes you up on the sensation of the action.
  • The child can stay dry for up to two hours

Now, as a Toilet Training teacher and Toilet Education professional, your actions can either inspire or demotivate the child from learning how to use a Toilet. You need to first motivate your child to learn the process, to get this right, understand that it takes time to make them learn how to use a Toilet well and accidents are bound to happen, so do not punish your child harshly or scold them, but correct and encourage them by teaching them the right ways to do it.But remember, you must be prepared just as a Teacher plans, for a successful lesson.

How to  make the Child learn how to properly use a Toilet during the day,Learn the top Ten ways to do this.

1.Psychologically Prepare Yourself

Mental preparation is important as it prepares the mind for the Toilet Training processes, and understanding personality traits of your child that will enable you provide effective training by bearing in mind the ups and downs that may result during trainings.

2.Get the Right Gear

Every fisherman needs a fishing road, therefore have a potty chair ready within the bathroom or a place where your child spends most of her time. Teach your child how to sit on the potty seat, have a towel for wiping kids stool  and ensure that during the session your child has toilet costume that is easy for them to pull up and down during a call.If in a Toilet,let your child flush by themselves and even throw used diapers on their own.With the right gear…we are good to go.

3.Stop using the Diapers

No more diapers for the child. After a successful training, please provide pants or underwear for them to substitute the diaper. Keep encouraging your child for embracing the change.

4.Have the potty at a strategic position 

The potty should be reachable and easy for the Kid to access,let it be placed where the kid will not strain to access it.

5.We definitely have to travel, so have a portable potty

6.The importance of Toilet Hygiene is a crucial lesson

Teach your child to wash hands after using a Toilet,let them know how to dispose used toilet papers and for girls,let them learn how to wipe their genitals well after the process to avoid contracting Toilet infections.

7.Each time the child signals for action, do not hesitate to take him to the potty and make it a routine.

Keep them company to make them feel comfortable and draw away any fear of pooping.

8.Signals such as squirming, squatting or holding the genital area should make you attend to them faster

Encourage them to use a potty immidiately. This reaction will make them sensitive and understand how to detect the call,the more they are used to,the more it becomes a routine.

9.Ensure the child wears easy training pants.

This will definitely easen pull up and down.

10.Words have power,be wise in your choice of words.

Negative words will give negative energy to the child and delay their learning speed. Positive and soothing words of encouragement will make the teaching process smooth and successful.

Night time Toilet and Potty training

The day is gone and here comes the night and again the goal remains the same. No pooping and peeing on the beddings by the child,but whats the medicine? Sleeping time training takes longer period of time compared to day time training. According to research many children aged 5 or 6 years can manage stay at night without wetting the beddings but those below this age definitely need assistance at this age most children are heavy sleepers and may be completely unable to control themselves as they are oblivious of their actions.

Again as a teacher, you have no option but have the lesson successful.Here are some of the tips to make the night Toilet training a success for children below 5 years.

How to know when to start night time potty and Toilet training

Of importance is to understand signs that your child is ready for night time potty training. Get here some of the clearest signals of readiness to training:

  • Your child wakes up at night and requests to visit the Toilet
  • The child’s night pants are dry in the morning and no signs of wetting
  • They feel and express being uncomfortable in wearing nappies at night
  • Every time they wake up at night they have to rush to the Toilet to relieve themselves.
  • If the potty is at a convenient place, they can reach out to it and do the needful on their own.

How To Prepare Your Child For Night Time Potty Training

  • You will need to get a waterproof mattress cover to protect your child’s bed in case of any accidental release,this will also protect the child’s beddings.
  • How you dress your child for the night really matters, light and easy to wear pants make it convenient and easier for the child to pull the cloth up and down during and after the process.
  • Place the potty in well-lit place  close to where the child is sleeping and discuss with your child how they can access the potty and alert you in case they need your assistance in accessing the potty during the night , make them relax and feel you will be available for them should you be woken up in the night to support them, appreciate them when they are able to alert you without wetting on themselves.
  • Give directions to the toilet or potty should your child wake up in the night and need easier guidance to access the Toilet,the sense of direction will make them routinely tell where to go and how to access the Toilet.
  • Make your child learn to use a potty before sleeping. When this is a routine, your child will understand the importance of the routine and will get used to the norm.The process should also be emulated when the child wakes up in the morning.

Summary Tips;

  • Understand that the process requires a lot of Patience and be ready to correct mistakes
  • You have to get Ready for Potty Training,prepare well for the process to be succesful
  • Ensure effective Timing for Potty Training
  • The Toilet Training should be a day to day activity and made to be a routine
  • Always Reward the child’s achievements as this will keep motivating him to success.
  • Praising Your Child as this inspires them to learn and be better in using the Toilet.
  • Consistency is key, train without ceasing and without tiring until the lesson is successful
  • Always have a goal, it is a training like any other and has to have an objective with expected timelines.
  • Ensure that the potty or Toilet is accessible for the child to use.
  • Find ways to drive away fear from the child
  • Making Potty Training Fun and enjoyable both to you the teacher and the learner.

In conclusion.

As the baby develops in the different stages of his childhood and as they usher in adulthood, there are so many ways they become more and more self-reliable and more independent and get such a good feeling of being able to do things on their own. You will surely love enjoying and celebrating all of these exciting journey in their life and definitely happy of your contribution to these noble course, but of course the journey has its ups and downs and calls for patience and determination to teach your child how to do it properly. No more diapers for the child, it is time to instil independence in our generation.

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