When it comes to finding out when is the right time to start toilet training your child, each parent you ask will probably tell you a different advice.
The best potty training advice is without a doubt to be involved in your childs learning experiences. Toilet training is not something you decide when to start, instead it’s all about when your toddler is ready to start.
If you’re involved in your child’s learning activities you will start to notice different behavior changes, some of which will be clear signs that your child is ready and able for you to start teaching him or her how to use the potty.
It’s true that toilet training toddler boys can be slower than girls, but that is because girls have a desire to stay clean earlier than boys do.
Ok so let’s talk about the readiness signs:
1. Your child is able to communicate his or her wants
Maybe not through words yet, but through bodily movements, looks or facial expression which tell you that he might want something from you.
This is very easy to spot as long as you know how your child usually communicates with you.
2. He or She can put things back in their place
Your toddler is starting to understand where objects go around the house, and also a very basic understanding of what each object does or is used for. If you’re thinking that potty training girls is easier, this is because they have a bigger desire to be more independent.
This shows that your child is becoming more and more independent when completing tasks.
3. Your child appears to be interested in the potty chair
When a toddler is ready to start potty training, he starts to show interest in how mommy and daddy use the toilet. This can be a bit awkward for some parents but it is a very effective way to set the stage and helping your child familiarize with the toilet and bathroom activities.
Introducing the potty to your child even before any readiness signs begin to show is always a good idea, especially if you’re gonna use a three-day toilet training process which in this case works even smoother.
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