How to teach a child to the pot in 2 years

As soon as the child grows up a bit, the parents start to put him on the pot. But not all familiarity with him runs smoothly. Some children do not want to learn this skill, no matter how the parents try. But if everything is done correctly, there should be no problems.

At what age should you teach the pot

Many mothers believe that the child should go to the pot before the year. But it is not. Everything should happen on time, not earlier, and not later. The kid will easily master the pot if his body is ready for it.

Experts say that in the first year of their life, the child still cannot control the excretory processes. He does not feel when he needs to go to the toilet, so he cannot independently sit on the pot at the right moment. The baby will be able to feel the filling of the colon only at 1 year old, and control your bladder at 1, 5 -2 years. Dr. Komarovsky believes that persistent success in the development of the pot parents should not expect before 2 years, although for some children things can turn out a little earlier. The formation of persistent conditioned reflexes ends by 3 years. This means that the acquaintance of the child with the pot should occur in the period from 1 to 3 years.

At any forum where parents discuss similar issues, you can find the statements of moms who began to teach the baby to the pot at the age of several months. And they claim that their child goes to the pot, even if he is not yet 1 year old. Do they cheat? Of course not. Indeed, some patient parents manage to teach the child to the pot a little earlier, but this is rather a minus, not a plus.

Dr. Komarovsky believes that there is nothing surprising in the fact that children of 7-9 months go to the pot, after the mother told them "wee-wee" or "ah-ah." The parent, repeatedly repeating these sounds, forms a conditioned reflex in the child. This means that the baby, having heard the cherished words, begins to write. And normally it should be different. As soon as the child feels that his bladder is full, he should sit on the pot. It should not be associated with the parent "pi-pi". In this case, mom and dad can only be proud of the fact that they save on diapers. But this cannot be called mastering a pot, which begins only at a certain age, when the child has developed control of the excretory function.

How to understand that your baby is ready to master this complex "science"? If he can stay dry for 2 hours or more, then you can teach him to use the pot.

Pot selection

Many parents are willing to invest in the most expensive pot, with music and game panels. But experts claim that these are the most inappropriate models for potty training. The child begins to treat him as an interesting toy, forgetting that he is sitting on the pot is not at all for games. The simpler the model, the better. And do not allow your child to use it as a toy, do not encourage playing with a pot. What else to look for when choosing a pot:
  1. Sustainability. It should be comfortable. It is advisable to purchase a potty chair in which the child can sit without fear of falling and knocking him over. There are models with rubber soles that do not allow it to slide. Getting up on the pot, especially at night, when the child has little control over his movements, he can fall off of it. And this negative experience will fix aversion to the pot.
  2. The size. Do not focus only on the age of the child when buying a pot, because the age of the same age may be different in weight and height. You need to choose your size, so that the baby was comfortable to sit on it.
  3. Material. Most often sell plastic or metal pots. The latter are more durable, but it is better to refuse them. If you plant a child on the cold surface of an enamel pot, especially after sleeping, he may have negative feelings. Instead of getting used to the pot, he will avoid it in every possible way.
  4. Light. You can purchase a high chair with a removable bowl. This is convenient, because you do not need to drag the entire pot, you just need to remove the receiver, pour out urine and rinse it under the tap. Over time, the child will be able to help mom clean up after themselves. If the pot is too heavy, it can upset him.

How to teach the pot

Probably every parent would like to get a quick result. They put the child on the pot, explained what was required of him, and the baby did everything as it should. But life is not so simple, it is a gradual process. We'll have to be patient. And remember that the child in any case will learn this "science", a little earlier or a little later.
  1. Baby should get used to the pot. Do not rush things. Let the new thing stand in the corner so that the child starts to get used to it. If desired, he can sit on it, in pants, to figure out what's what.
  2. Explain the purpose. For children, everything that seems elementary to us is new information. They need to explain everything, including the purpose of the pot. How to use it, you can show the example of toys.
  3. Land at the most favorable time. As soon as it seemed to you that the child wants to pee, he should be put on the potty. The best time is right after sleep. Or approximately in 1, 5-2 hours after food. If he managed to do his job, the child must be praised. And blame for the blunders should not, because it is still difficult for him to understand what is required of him. Do not hold the child on the pot for more than 10 minutes.
  4. Positive attitude. It is important to form a positive attitude to the pot in the child. Therefore, no negative, but otherwise to overcome this attitude will be difficult.
  5. Sequence. We all want everything to be quick and easy. But regular planting is not a guarantee of success. Initially, there may be 1 hit out of 10, and this is progress. Then the kid will do his business in a pot 2 times out of 10, etc. The further, the more. Hurry it is not worth it.
It is advisable to start training in the warm season, that is, in the summer. If the child is already making the first successes, you should not go back to the diapers, otherwise you will have to start all over again. But sometimes you can not do without them. You may need them for a night's sleep or longer trips.

Psychologists advise not to talk about wet pants in a negative way. Described - silently changed them and everything. But for every successful hike on the pot of the baby you need to praise, to portray the insane joy. You can even show by your example what to do and how. So, mom depicts how she wants to go to the toilet, says that now she will run to the pot and happily does her job. It would be nice if there was an example among the children. When a child sees his peer going to the pot, he will want to repeat it, and will learn faster.

Parents of a small child will have to be patient. Not all children can immediately do what is required of them. But sooner or later the result will be, since it is unlikely that you encounter grown-up children in diapers every day. All children will be able to go to the pot, just someone does it before, someone later. For most children, these skills are formed by 2 years, for some - by 2, 5. And this is the norm. And strict requirements, strength and shouts when trying to teach to go to the toilet - this is not the norm, but a dangerous situation. "We will not go for a walk until you pee in the pot" or "I will not give the toy until you do your job" and other threats traumatize the psyche of the child. Later it may negatively affect his character, he will become stubborn, angry. Or he may develop neurosis. Therefore, psychologists advise to be patient and stock up on love, and everything will definitely work out.
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I am forty years old. I love books, especially English classics, animals. I bring up a child with my husband, a daughter. I'm sure that everything in this world is ultimately arranged correctly.

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