One of the dilemmas that come with parenting is about when is the right time to let go of the diapers with your baby and what is the appropriate potty training age, well today am going to share with you how you should go about this.
What is potty training?
Potty training is as simple as training a small child to use a potty, and it is well said than done but the whole thing can be easy with a few tips.
Fun fact about potty training age is that boys tend to be ready a few months later than girls.
What is the right potty training age?
Well, the answer to this is simple, there is no appropriate age or time that we can say is right to start potty training but normally children are not physically and emotionally ready to start using the potty until they are between 18 months and three years old depending on the baby.
When To start:
Potty training takes time. But just like talking walking and weaning, when the right time for potty training comes your baby will naturally start showing signs of interest unlike forcing them which makes the whole process even harder.
The tip that I can give you is that you should invest in a potty after your child starts walking and try training them, but if they are not into it and they don’t show interest just keep it somewhere that they come into contact with it and see it every now and then. With time when they are ready, they will start showing interest including asking you questions about the toilet, potty seats, and underwears and most kids shows this interest when they are around two years old.
Other Signs Of Potty Training Age Include.
- Hiding to poo or pee
- Having a dry diaper for longer than the usual time
- Awakening dry from a nap
- Pulling off wet or dirty diapers
- Showing interest in others using the potty or trying to copy them
- Telling you they want to poo or pee
After this, you should train the kid on how to sit on the potty and always make sure they are on comfortable clothes that they can take off and back by themselves. Patience is the key thing in this whole process but when the right time comes its not as hectic because your baby is interested in learning and enjoys the whole process.
Always remember that you should never punish or compare your son or daughter to other children simply because they don’t learn as first give your baby time and appreciate they slow progress.
When they have learned don’t forget that mistakes happen sometimes they will mess on themselves just understand with time it becomes a routine and habit to them and off goes the diapers out of your budget.