Six Ways to Train Children in Toilet Training

Six Ways to Train Children in Toilet Training
Six Ways to Train Children in Toilet Training

As children get older, their abilities will continue to grow. One of the abilities that the Little One must have is to be able to urinate (BAK) and defecate (DEFECATION) directly in the toilet. Therefore, it is important for Mam to train children toilet training or potty training from an early age. 

Many children show signs of being ready for potty training, which is between the ages of 18 -24 months. However, there are also children who are only ready at the age of 3. After all, the success of toilet or potty training depends on the child's development, behavior and readiness, not on age. 

Signs Children Are Ready to Be Trained for Toilet Training

How do parents know their child is ready for potty training? Here are the signs that children often show:

  • Diapers remain dry for a relatively longer period of time than usual
  • Requesting the diaper to be changed if it feels full
  • Tell parents if they want to wear diapers
  • Hiding for defecation (defecation)
  • Show interest in going to the bathroom if you want to relieve yourself

How to Train a Child for Toilet Training

After the Little One shows signs of being ready to do toilet training, now is the time for Mam to train children for toilet training. Here are the tips:

1. Give an explanation to the Little One

It starts with first giving an explanation to the child about toilet training. For example, explain to the child that if he wants to relieve himself, he must immediately go to the toilet. Choose sentences that are easy for the Little One to understand.

2. Learn to try the toilet seat

Keep the toilet seat in the bathroom, or it could be where the child spends most of his time. Invite the child to try to sit in the toilet seat when you want to relieve yourself. It's okay if during this experiment the child is still wearing clothes and diapers to collect his feces. Then, also train the child to flush the toilet when he finishes defecating. 

3. Make a schedule to the toilet

Invite your little one to sit in the toilet seat without using diapers for a few minutes with an interval of two hours. For example, Mam can take the child to the toilet in the morning and after the child takes a nap. 

Keep accompanying the child while in the toilet. Mam can accompany her while reading storybooks or playing with her favorite toys while the child sits in the toilet seat. 

If during the time the child sits in the toilet seat, he does not relieve himself, it does not matter, really, Mam. Still give credit to him because he is already willing to try. Don't forget, also remind the child if he can try it again later. 

4. Recognize the Signal of Wanting to Defecate and Urinate

When Mam sees signs of a child wanting to relieve himself, such as wriggling, squatting, or holding the genital area, respond quickly. Help the child become familiar with these signals, stop what he is doing, then rush to the toilet.

5. Explain about Hygiene

Teach the Little One to always clean their genital area with water after defecating. In girls, teach the Little One to spread his legs and wipe the genital area carefully from front to back to prevent germs from the rectum to the vagina or bladder. After cleaning the genital area, also make sure the Little One washes his hands cleanly using soap. 

6. Get Rid of Diapers

After several weeks of training the child for toilet training, then the Little One was declared successful through this training and the diapers remained dry all day, Mam began to be able to remove the child's diapers, aka the child no longer wears diapers. 

During the transition period, the child removes his diaper after doing potty training, Mam is still obliged to pay attention to the child's behavior if he wants to relieve himself. Don't forget to remind the child to tell Mam when he wants to defecate or urinate. 

If The Child Returns Can't Resist Defecating After Doing Toilet Training

Sometimes children cannot resist defecating even though they have previously passed potty training. Mam doesn't need to worry, yes, if the Little One experiences this condition. 

Mam had to stay calm. Do not scold, punish, let alone humiliate the child. Mam could say to the Little One, "You forgot, huh, kid? Later, if you want to pee, immediately say, yes, or go to the toilet immediately."

So how, mam, are you ready to train your child for toilet training? One key when helping children do toilet training, namely Mam must be patient, yaa.

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