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If you have twins that are opposite sexes, you can still start the potty training and have them potty trained around the same time. Potty training twins is very similar to potty training individual children, the only difference being that you may be spending a little more time in the bathroom with twins, since you will be taking each of them there.
Potty Scotty and Potty Patty just released their new colors just in time for Christmas! Their new regular and riding potty chairs comes in 3 new colors: White, Green and Red. These colors are also now available in Potty Seat II. I’m sure these potty chairs and seats will make great Christmas presents for any toddler. Because these colors are unisex, you are able to find the new colors on both sites.
If you are beginning to potty train or already have been, you may be looking to set up a potty training routine to put your child on a schedule of when to go, so they get used to using the bathroom and to help them remember to go as well.
Depending on the age of your child when you are potty training them, they may go through a period of potty training resistance. This is not that uncommon to have happen with a child. This can be especially true when a child is two when they are potty training and going through the terrible twos as well. At this age, they are more likely to exert control over their environment by not wanting to learn new things or refusing to learn to do things differently. Again, this is normal to have happen in many children, because learning something new can be very scary for them and saying no is their only way of having any control over what is happening to them.
When children are potty training, they may not be able to wipe themselves. This is normal, since they cannot necessarily reach and they do not have the motor skills yet to be able to wipe themselves. You will need to check your child, as well as possibly continue to help them wipe too up until they are 5 to 6 years of age.
If you have been trying to figure out when to discipline or if you should depending on your child’s age, then you are in the same situation many parents fall into. It can be hard to know when to exact discipline on a child and when the right age is to start, however there is no right time per say. Instead a one year old may not respond to a time out or taking something away, since they are too young to understand cause and effect, as are most toddlers.
Toilet training does need to continue to happen, even when traveling. There has to be consistency when you are potty training. Consistency will be a huge factor in how quickly your child picks up on potty training and the entire experience that you and your child have when they are learning.
Some children have no interest in potty training. Many children will choose to hold their pee or poo, never say anything when they have to go or have gone and completely resist using the potty chair. This is not an uncommon problem for many parents to face. However, you do not want to continue to buy diapers forever and have the potty chair you bought continue to go on unused.
Model potty training is the idea of using a model of some sort to teach your child how to potty train. Modeling behavior is commonly used in school for instance, when teachers show an example of the behavior they want the children in the classroom to replicate. Essentially it is teaching a child by first starting with having them mimic the behavior they are seeing. This can be a very good technique to use when potty training, especially with children that are a little over a year old that are beginning to learn. Using a role model to teach potty training can be very effective, since they can visually see what is suppose to happen and then they need to do that themselves.
When you begin potty training, you will need to have a potty chair or potty seat for your child to use. The easier it is for your child to use the bathroom, the more likely they will be to want to go.