Knowing how to defecate and urinate is the first step for a baby to become independent and is also one of the issues that many novice parents are very concerned about. Can what start training your baby to defecate and urinate? Should how train again?
Generally speaking, most babies can start toilet training around the age of 2.
Parents should take a relatively mild approach to training, and remember that the baby’s control over defecation and urination is repeated. They should accept this matter from the bottom of their hearts and allow the baby to gradually learn to defecate and urinate in half a year or even longer.
What preparations do you need to make?
Before starting the training, you need to make sure that the baby and yourself are ready, and then purchase the corresponding materials.
Preparations for the Baby
Began to realize [self] and be willing to satisfy their parents’ wishes to please them.
Willing to learn and imitate the practices of adults.
The perception ability is enhanced, and one can feel one’s defecation and express it with expression and voice.
He can move freely and climb or walk to any place in his home.
The children’s toilet placed on the ordinary toilet helps the baby to sit firmly on the toilet. With a small stool, it is convenient for the baby to climb up by himself. When going to the toilet, you can also place your feet, which is convenient to exert yourself.
Separate bedpans for children.
The baby’s special toilet is high enough for the baby to sit on it and reach the ground with both feet.
Mom and Dad can choose one of them according to their own situation and baby’s preferences.
Parents’ Psychological Preparation
1. Don’t abandon excreta
Mom and Dad should wait for the baby to be ready before starting toilet training, and always maintain a gentle and peaceful attitude.
When TA makes defecation and urination everywhere, rough aversion will make the baby misunderstand that your aversion is directed at TA rather than TA’s defecation and urination.
2. Accept [repeat] facts
The baby’s control over defecation and urination will be repeated, and parents should accept this fact from the bottom of their hearts.
Parents should understand and tolerate the behavior of the baby who has learned to use the small toilet but still refuses to give up diapers and let nature take its course.
Most babies who do this just don’t want to act exactly according to adults’ wishes immediately. When TA feels his parents’ confidence in TA, he will eventually give up diapers.
Three Steps to Toilet Training
The first stage: Let the baby be familiar with the [small toilet] and tell TA what it is for.
Parents can let their babies see how they go to the toilet and let TA be familiar with the function of the toilet. You can also let TA sit on the toilet for a few minutes.
The second stage: When TA is seen to defecate, let TA sit on it in diapers to complete defecation.
For example, if you stop halfway through the meal and blush, or if you suddenly stop in the middle of the play, you can take TA to the side of the small toilet and tell TA that if you want to go to the toilet in the future, you can come here and sit down.
The third stage: take off your pants, remove diapers and let your baby defecate on the toilet.
In fact, these three stages can be a coherent process, but there may also be repetitions, which is irrelevant.
Parents must remember that most babies can eventually go to the toilet by themselves.
In the initial failure, don’t be depressed, but carry out toilet training gently to the end with the baby.
What can take off his diapers when he is in time?
If the baby can express his wish to go to the toilet and solve the problem on the small toilet, he can say goodbye to diapers in theory.
1. To save trouble, wear more
Mom and Dad may regret to find that the baby urinates his pants from time to time.
Therefore, at first, you can wear diapers for a while at night. After all, wet the bed is something that makes mothers quite mad.
2. Open-backed pants are not recommended.
If there are enough people to take care of the baby and change clothes during the day, you can completely avoid wearing diapers, but I do not recommend wearing [open-backed pants] for the baby.
Apart from being indecent, it is not good for health to directly expose the baby’s young reproductive organs.
3. The Best Time to Say Goodbye
After the age of 3, especially after going to kindergarten, the phenomenon of urinating pants or bedwetting will become less and less. This may be the best time for the baby to say goodbye to diapers completely.
4. Older children still wet the bed?
Generally speaking, boys seldom wet the bed after the age of 5 and girls after the age of 4. However, when [special things] happen, such as the birth of younger siblings, family misfortune, psychological pressure, etc., the child may occasionally wet the bed. Parents cannot blame the child for this and cause TA’s psychological burden.
If the child is still wetting the bed frequently at this time, he should see a doctor to make sure there is any problem of enuresis.
Editor: Ding Ruoshui
Author: Hou Fanghua