Some toddlers are so comfortable with life in their own little worlds that they resist every attempt at potty training. As a result, it’s only natural for parents to get frustrated and feel alone in a world where every other child except theirs seems to be potty trained. Sound familiar? Here are five tips for potty training a reluctant child.
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As parents, it is easy for us to observe our child’s habits and to recognize certain signs. This is especially true when they have to go to the bathroom. My son used to hate interrupting his activities just to go. So he would wiggle and squirm in desperate attempts to hold it in. No matter how many times I’d ask him if he had to go, he’d flat out deny it until he went dashing to the bathroom and sprayed pee all over the seat. Eventually, I had to take control and make him stop what he was doing so he wouldn’t hold it in.
When you have a house full of kids, potty training a little one can feel more difficult than ever before. However, guys like us are problem solvers, and we’ve got good news for you: you can turn these obstacles into opportunities.
Siblings are actually a great help when it comes to potty training. However, you have to know the trick to using them effectively, and you have to go in with a plan.
That’s where we come in. Keep reading to discover some of the ways siblings can make potty training a breeze!
Every child is unique in the way they go about potty training. Some are more difficult to train than others, which is no fault of the parent. Although each child is different when it comes to learning how to use the toilet, parents tend to share the same roadblocks. Listed here are some of the most common concerns parents experience when potty training.
Toilet training is an exciting milestone in your child’s development. You finally feel that it’s time to take the next step to eliminate their reliance on diapers. However, an eagerness to complete this giant accomplishment and a lack of understanding about the process can cause significant frustration for you and your child. You may have read and listened to many experts on the subject of toilet training to prepare yourself for the experience, but the preparation is incomplete if you don’t help your child get ready as well. Your child will be a partner in this venture, and it is imperative that he or she is also adequately prepared. Using effective strategies to equip your child will help you go through this milestone with fewer frustrations.
You may experience challenges and setbacks when toilet training your toddler. Do not blame yourself for the setbacks that occur. They have nothing to do with your parenting style. Stool toileting refusal, withholding stool, hiding when having a bowel movement, encopresis, or soiling and nighttime wetness are common challenges that most parents face during toilet training.
Putting your toddler in underwear for the first time can be intimidating for any parent. You may worry about accidents and anticipate the extra laundry with dread, so you consider keeping your child in diapers or using pull-ups during potty training.
While it may seem more convenient and less messy just to keep your child in diapers until he is fully potty trained, in reality, the pros of staying in diapers may not actually outweigh the cons. There are many advantages to putting your child in underwear during the potty training process, which parents don’t always consider:
When it comes to diapers, you’ve got a pretty big decision to make as a father. Are you going to go with cloth or disposable?
Like all controversial subjects, this one has lots of different sides to it and plenty of people screaming at you about what you should do.
Fortunately, we’re here to cut through it all and help you figure out if cloth diapers are a better choice for you and your family while you are potty training.
On paper the potty-training experience is pretty low-tech. It’s all about diapers and toilets…right? While it’s true that potty training is a simple idea, the reality is that potty training can be difficult for many fathers.
Of course, when life hands guys a problem, we like to find a solution. And most times that means finding a high-tech way to fix the problem. As it turns out, there are several high-tech solutions that will help both you and your kid survive the potty-training experience.
Read on to discover four of these high-tech solutions that may completely change how you potty train!
Many parents struggle to unplug from their mobile devices long enough to reconnect with the real world and show a little humanity now and then, me included. Although I’m not always the best role model for my kids when it comes to putting my phone down, I’m a firm believer that giving kids too much screen time can adversely affect the way they interact with people in the real world. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids under the age of 2 avoid screen time and limit their usage to just a couple hours per day after that. But parenting isn’t easy, and I think it is only natural for parents to turn to help from technology when potty training gets a little too real