Want to Potty Train?How can you tell if your child is ready to potty train? Some children are ready to potty train starting between 18-24 months while as other kids may not be ready until they are two and a half or three. Well as a first time parent you really have no clue what to do when potty training or what signs to look for so here are some helpful hints to help you get rid of diapers.
Physical signs of potty training to watch for in your child:
- Can your child walk and run without falling down?
- Does your child have bowel movements that are regular and more firm?
- Does your child go a few hours with a dry diaper before wetting it? This shows you their bladder muscles might be ready enough to hold urine.
Behavior signs of potty training to watch for:
- Your child wants to do things on their own and explore.
- Wants to watch you go to the bathroom to see what you are doing.
- Gives you a sign they need to go to the bathroom like making a noise or actually telling you.
- Doesn't like having a wet or dirty diaper on.
- Can help you dress them by pulling their own pants up and down.
- Your child can sit still for a few minutes at a time.
Cognitive signs of potty training to watch for:
- Understands what you mean when you ask or say "potty".
- Says words like poo-poo, pee-pee, potty, poop.
- Understands that urination or a bowel movement is coming and they can not only tell you to take them to the bathroom but that they can also hold it until on the toilet.
Every child is different so do not get discouraged if your child isn't interested in going to the bathroom. Cherish the diaper changing moments for soon your child will be grown up and you will actually miss the dirty diapers.
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