What's the right age to start toilet training? How does it work for boys? Do you teach them to stand to pee or sit down first?
I tried to potty train my boy when he was 1.5 years old and he was not ready at all. Thus, I delay until he turned 2 years old and the transition is a breeze. What I did for boy potty training include: - Borrow story books on potty training very often for him to understand why do we need to use potty/toilet - During the initial start, I let him diaperless (you can buy training pant too) and bring him to potty every 1-2 hours. After 1 to 2 weeks, he understands how to use potty and can control his pee better. - For poo, during the start he refused to poop in potty but in diaper. I showed him how dirty is his butt if he poop in diaper. After few times of talking, he finally willing to poop in toilet/potty - if there is any accident happen, do not scream/shout at him as this will cause his confident level to decrease. I just tell him, it is okay, accidents do happen some times. Next time you can tell mummy/go to toilet earlier when you feel the urge to pee. For boy, during the start you can let him sit in potty for pee. After he can control pee and master the use of potty, you can let him pee in standing position. I tried to switch between using potty and toilet seat for my boy so he get familiar with both and so far he has no problem in using public toilet too.Read more
I believe, most children are ready for potty training by 18 months or 2 years- depending on their muscular control. You can identify this by observing your little one. You can try to keep these points in mind: - If you notice that he is trying to finish some task himself and wants an independent charge, then he may do the same in cane of using the bathroom. - He wants to pull down his pants on his own or is curious when others use the loo, he may be ready. - Another sign is consistent bowel movements that soft and firm. - You can also train your child if he is able to stand on his own feet. If he is not stable, then give him a bit more time. - Your child should also be in a position to understand instructions. My sister's daughter is almost 2.7 years and she was recently potty trained, only when she started taking an initiative to stand and pull down her skirt on her own. Take a look at this video. It demonstrates an easy way to potty train the child: http://www.theindusparent.com/must-watch-simple-tips-to-potty-train-a-toddler-in-a-weekRead more
Healthy children aren't physically and emotionally ready to start using a potty until they are between 18 months and three years old. My sister started training her boy when he was 2 years old. But there's no official age. I think girls do have an advantage of seeing someone the same way as they are, while boys fluster as to why dad pees standing up. It is an awkward situation, wherein the mother cannot actually demonstrate how to perform the action so that boy can follow suit. Most often, boys associate with ‘this is how mom does it’ theory and thus sit and pee. This also means less mess and you can avoid those missed target firing on you.Read more
Most children begin to show indications at 18 and 24 months, although some may be ready earlier or later than that. And boys often start later and take longer to learn to use the potty than girls. Instead of identifying the age as a indicator, look for other indications that child may be ready to start heading for the potty, such as the ability to: understand words about the toileting process verbally express a need to go get to the potty, sit on it, and then get off the potty show an interest in using the potty or wearing underpantsRead more
My nephew is 2 yrs old and is still in process of potty training. Unlike a few months before, now he has developed sufficient bladder control and informs us when he wants to pee. We make him stand in order to pee and luckily is not too pissed. He still does not like sitting on the pot because he has this feeling of falling and gets real cranky. We have a special seat for him but no luck yet. He just likes pooping in his diaper. The moment we put diaper on in the night, he poops :D Will try what diana lai has recommended above...Read more