An Introduction to Potty Training

When it comes to baby potty training its very helpful to get all the facts first.

The first thing that should be known is children are not ready for potty training until they are 18 months to 3 years old. All children are different of course, so some will start earlier than others. Boys have been known to be much harder to potty train than girls, and they also train later in the timeline.

Now knowing the above, you can relax if your child has not been successfully potty trained.

In many instances mothers have heard other mothers talk about how fast their child learned to potty train. Please don’t let this be an discouragement, eventually all child learn to potty train. A pediatrician had a great statement, they’re not going to go off to college wearing diapers. So don’t feel as you have to get your child on potty training before their ready.

There are numerous potty training books for infants, DVDs and CDs that help you with guidance. The question is which one should you listen to?

The thing you want to consider is to ask your pediatrician this very advice. Most medical professionals can give you many tips and literature on potty training. They typically know what they are talking about, they have survived many years of schooling, and most likely have been up against the potty training issue before. Most doctors will tell you the same thing, and that is not to worry if your child is late on the potty training schedule.

Most people stress out when it comes to potty training, you don’t have to stress.

Once your child is older than 18 months you can then look for signs or willingness to use the toilet. Some of the signs can be a discomfort when their diaper is dirty, and also a interest in the potty seat.

New big boy or girl underwear is a popular trick that some mothers use, tell them if they use the toilet they will get some new underwear.

Eventually even the most difficult children will become potty trained, and if problems come about such as holding bowel movements due to constipation, your doctor will be there to help you along the way. Some children will purposely hold it and not use the potty, but the doctor will have suggestions for you to break this habit.

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