Have you been struggling on getting your child potty trained? Do you think they are at the age in which they should have already been trained? Well, the good news is although most people will tell you that your child should be potty trained by the age of 2, statistics say otherwise. 88% of the children in a study from University of Pennsylvania where not potty trained until the age of 3 ½. Follow the link below for the full story.
Many parents go through the problem of a child holding their pee, you are not alone.
The child at first is very respective to using their potty chair or potty seat and then suddenly something changes and they no longer will go on the potty. This is normal, although not a good thing to have happen, when a child is holding their pee, since this can cause other problems as well as mean that accidents are more likely to happen.
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.
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.
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.
It is not uncommon to have a child that does not want to poop on the potty. This can be a very scary experience for a girl and there can different reasons as to why she will not go poop on the potty, but will pee.
Nighttime potty training is very different for many children to learn, since it can be a little harder for them to catch on to. Many children day time potty train fine, but can have accidents at night. This really is not their fault and it is usually because they do not have all the feelings in their body yet to let them know that they have to use the bathroom. So, keep in mind that it is not intentional at all and it can also be very upsetting for children when they do have accidents at night since they are going during the day and not having accidents.