Children love to get dirty. They never miss out on creating a mess in any possible situation and can enjoy it to an extent that’s unimaginable. The same stands true for toilet. It is one such place in the house where children require strict discipline to learn and not create a mess. However, as easy as it may sound, it requires patience and perseverance to get them habitual of using the toilet properly. The primary issue faced by parents is that children don’t understand how to use the toilet seat to pee and end up getting their clothes or the floor full of urine. Another major issue to teach children is how to use the toilet to potty. Experts suggest that luring them by offering a reward for leaving the toilet clean can be practised.
According to the Potty training readiness checklist, published in babycenter.com, “You don't have to wait until you've checked off every item to start training. Just look for a general trend toward independence and an understanding of what it means to go to the bathroom like a grown-up.”
Toilet training your child requires qualities of patience and perseverance from you. It is not easy to toilet train children, but once they start showing different behavioral signs, you can start working on same. These signs include behavioral signs, cognitive signs, and physical signs like urinating enough at once, developing bladder control, understanding instructions, being able to sit on the pot for considerable time, etc. On an average, a child can be toilet trained only after 12 months of birth. Also, toilet training your child for day and night requires different training as the body functions differently in the night when the child is asleep.
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