Timing, not potty training technique, is the key, says study
The best time to start potty training your toddler is between 24 and 32 months, according to a new study.The study also found that getting the timing of toilet training right was more of a key to success than the specific technique used."This gives parents a guideline for the best time to begin training with their children," said Dr Barone who led the study. "Parents do not need to feel pressure, but they can be proactive and start training exercises before the child is 32 months old."The study of 150 children found that children who were potty trained after 32 months were more likely to wet themselves in the day, wet the bed at night and suffer other urge incontinence issues.Discover our top tips for further potty training success
TIPS PLEASE LADIES!!!
thats done it for me, i need to do him in the next two months...
Take the nappy off,don't put trousers or pants on at this stage,they get in the way.get the potty out.Sit him on it ten minutes at a time,ten off,then back on ten,ten off,just to catch it by accident.Stay with him at first,you can do puzzles ,books,whatever toys while he's sitting there ,keep it as friendly as possible.Be way over the top with praise and a Smartie if there's even a trickle in the potty.Just repeat no not on the floor,we do it in the potty.After a few days ,I usually find a couple of days,you'll see you're getting somewhere.By the end of a week you're pretty much there,but give another week for near misses and confidence before you start putting pants and trousers back on.It feels like it restricts yours and their freedom,but that part is only for a short while.
Use pull ups for naps,outings and bedtime but call them big boy pants or sleeping pants,and still keep reminding them about the toilet so they don't get in the habit of using them as a nappy.Don't be tempted to put a nappy back on,cos it confuses them,and you're right back where you started before you know it.
I've found this works with all my lot,usually in about a fortnight.You'll know they've really got control when you find them peeing every five minutes cos they know it gets a Smartie.
There's sometimes issues with number twos.That's sometimes frightening,I just make sure I'm with them and keep up the extra praise and of course number twos get two Smarties.
Oh Dettol spray,best stock up on that,but it's really no worse than changing a toddler nappy.
I'm waiting till the Easter Holidays and it'll be Matilda's turn.
Good luck,it's really not as bad as you think it'll be
I did pretty much what Jo has done,pants off naked days,sitting on potty to watch fave programme,or read book that takes 10mins!!!
Then quick play(trying hard not to nag do you need a wee)!!! Then another sit down on potty for 10mins,etc..... I talked about it with Tom first and took him to buy his underpants,he chose them and was made up they had Thomas the tank on!!!! He felt very grown up!!!!!
It really isn't that stressful mate x Just be prepared for spillages and accidents-especially with madam Lola around-Jc was really fascinated with a potty full of wee.........yup stock up on dettol!!!!
Thanks for the tips!
we are letting him choose a potty this weekend and no idea what to do with pants, no characters seem to excite him, ill let him choose anyway and hope!
With pull ups which are best?? my mum swore by the wet feel ones, pampers i think, she thought them being absorbent made charley to comfortable and shed be lazy? your opinions, we do alot of long journeys at the mo between houses so looks like well get a pottete and become famililar with some travel stops.
Mums outraged im doing him as we are moving but i can hand on my heart swear being here or there doesnt affect his routine or anything, that house is already a second home so i cant imagine it will cause any issues.
But he has shown a few signs of being ready but i wasnt sure, that articles given me a wake up call, wish me luck we start this weekend!
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