Perhaps for the new treasure parents, the most annoying thing every day is to fight against the endless diapers.
One day, the baby suddenly said to you, “Mom, I want to pee!” ] Maybe you will be more excited than hearing the words “Mom, I love you”. Because it means that the baby has finally learned to control urination and is going to say goodbye to the diaper!
Although parents are constantly setting various rules for the baby during its growth, so that the baby can live a better life in the future, the most powerful parents cannot make the baby eat and sleep completely according to the instructions.
In fact, growth is a process and cannot be achieved overnight.
Therefore, [successful parents] are not those who can make the baby become a child prodigy and omnipotent overnight, but those who set reasonable behavioral goals according to the baby’s physical and mental conditions, and then provide enough encouragement and help to help the baby reach the goals.
Defecation training is a good example.
So, parents how can know that they should start training their babies to defecate? What kind of way can the baby be happy to accept? What accidents are possible and how can they be prevented?
Here, let Clove Mother give advice to your confused and confused parents.
Is the baby ready?
In fact, this question should be asked more about Bao’s parents: [Are you ready to start training the baby to poo? ]
In fact, parents should be prepared in advance and set aside at least three months to devote themselves to it.
1. Specific age?
As far as the age at which the baby starts to train defecation is concerned, there is no specific consensus at present. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that most infants will have defecation consciousness between 18 and 24 months old. There are also some babies who do not begin to show signs until they are about 2.5 years old.
Therefore, when what starts defecation training, it should be decided according to the baby’s behavioral response.
2. Behavioral response?
There are some phenomena that indicate that the baby is ready for defecation training:
- Babies want to use bedpans. Babies want to wear and undress themselves. Babies can follow some simple instructions. Babies want to wear clothes for older children.
Step 3 Avoid big changes
However, if there are some big changes in the family at this time, such as moving or about to move recently, adding new family members, or someone dying or someone getting sick, it will affect the baby and make the subsequent training more difficult.
Then, defecation training should avoid this period of time as much as possible.
Step 4 Let nature take its course
Like learning to walk, talk and ride a bicycle, When the baby is ready, everything will come naturally. It is not a good thing for a good parent to promote the growth of the baby. If the baby is still afraid of his poop, or if he does not tell his parents in advance after a poop, then parents had better postpone the plan of poop training for the baby.
It is urgent to proceed step by step.
Before poop training starts, parents gradually change the habit of changing diapers, which may be conducive to the development of later training.
For example, when changing diapers, you will no longer make intimate moves with your baby, such as kissing or picking your baby’s little feet, making your baby happy, etc.
Remember to keep a masked face and just look at changing diapers as an ordinary thing without any emotional color. After that, the baby will soon realize that only pooping in the bedpan can get more attention from parents.
Here, I recommend the American Academy of Pediatrics defecation training guide to you:
(1) Use appropriate terms
Explain the defecation, urine and body parts to the baby one by one in the correct language. Avoid choosing words that will make people feel uncomfortable, embarrassing or confused.
(2) Prepare a toilet chair for infants
In this way, the baby can easily sit on the toilet chair. If the child seat is installed on the adult toilet for the baby to use, then be sure to remember to install a stool so that the baby can climb up and down when he wants to defecate.
(3) Help the baby understand the meaning of defecation,
If the baby will tell his parents only after defecation and urination, then parents should help the baby realize that the feeling that makes the baby uncomfortable and wants to defecate just now is defecation. The next time you have this feeling, you should tell your parents.
(4) Lead the baby to find a bedpan,
If you find that the baby has a sense of convenience, you should take the baby to the position of the bedpan at this time, let the baby be familiar with the position of the bedpan, and explain to the baby that poop should be solved here.
(5) Use baby training pants
Give some encouragement to the baby who uses training pants, and the baby will be proud. Because this means that parents trust the baby and the baby has finally grown up.
However, parents also need to be prepared. In the first few weeks or even months, there may be occasional [accidents]. When the baby accidentally defecates in the training pants, parents should not rebuke the baby, just say [it was an accident, it doesn’t matter, wash it clean and pay attention next time].
The most important and effective way to keep the baby’s habit of defecating in the bedpan is to give rewards. Even if it is a small progress, the baby should also be given some rewards, and even a small celebration can be given after defecating in the bedpan.
Which baby is unwilling to use bedpans after receiving such high praise?
What do Bao’s parents need to pay attention to?
If you have done everything you can, but your baby still hasn’t formed the habit of defecating, then the best choice is to consult a pediatrician.
Generally speaking, babies will gradually become able to use bedpans around the age of 3. However, don’t take it as a standard, each baby is unique, so each baby’s development speed is different. In other words, not all babies will have such ability around the age of 3.
Perhaps in the process of training, the baby will sometimes fail to meet the requirements, and Bao’s parents will feel some frustration.
Don’t worry, this is normal. However, it is best not to show your loss. Once the baby also feels depressed or frustrated, the baby will lose confidence.
Judging from the successful experiences of many parents, patience and persistence are the key.
Responsible Editor: Jing Liu