Having a child is an amazing experience. We will continue to be learned for the rest of our lives. One of the most important lessons in childhood is how to teach them to urinate or defecate in the right place. Our success in teaching him today will have a major impact on his habit until adulthood. We can not carelessly teach kids to urinate or defecate. Everything needs to learn.
Here are tips that can make it easier for parents to train their children about toilet training.
1. Identify the sign
We can not force the child to urinate in the toilet suddenly. Identify the sign when the child feels to pass water. See the expression on his face, his gestures, or for a child who can speak, he will say to his father or mother. We can recognize the sign of a child who will dispose of his anxious attitude, or the child suddenly silent after a lot of activity. Surely it takes time for parents to get used to these signs.
2. Adequate age
Never force toilet training on children who are not old enough. It can cause an accident or even trauma to a child. The ideal age for starting toilet training is 8 months to 2 years. At this age the child is able to show his expression, even some can already talk.
3. Learn by doing
Do not hesitate to invite your child to see how you waste water. Certainly in a good way. You still have to cover areas that children should not see. You just need to invite him to the restroom and let him see how you do it. The child is an excellent imitator, so do it with caution. Until one day you will be surprised when they imitate all your ways.
4. Not forcing
Forcing the child to toilet training will only leave a trauma for the child. He will feel the time to relieve is a painful time. You have to be very patient in this. Let him do it when he feels ready.
It is easy to recognize when it is time for the child to relieve himself. Usually 2-3 hours once he will urinate. So every 2-3 hours we used to take him to the toilet. Let him take out his urine on the toilet floor. Little by little he will understand exactly where he should urinate.
6. Reduce the use of diapers
Gradually reduce the use of diapers in children. Let him feel the wet sensation in his pants. When he is annoyed, that’s the right time for you to train him. Currently, on the market, many diapers are sold that are designed for toilet training. Anada can start to try it too.
7. Hear the opinions of others
Any clever we as a parent, experience is the champion. That’s why we need to hear feedback from our mothers, in-laws or friends who have had toilet training for their children for years.
Hopefully with our success in training children for training toilet will bring good effect for the health and character of our children in the future,