Argumentative Essay: Getting Started With Potty Training

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Getting Started with Potty Training After spending so much time and money changing diapers, you may be wondering if potty training is just around the corner. But is your little one ready? While there is no golden rule of when to start potty training your child, bladder and bowl control emerges between the ages of 2-3 years of age. However, it’s not about starting at a specific age; it’s about starting when your child is physically, cognitively and emotionally ready (e.g. follows simple instructions, understands simple concepts, has words for urine and stool and communicate the need to go to the potty before it happens, and pulls both underpants and pants up and down). If you have checked your little one’s readiness and you know you’re free…show more content…
Ignore the wetting and positively reinforce that the wee has gone into the toilet and continue the rest of the toileting routine. • Stay with your child when he is on the potty chair. Reading or talking when he is sitting on the potty may help him relax enough to have bladder and bowel movement. Keep certain toys/books for just when they are sitting on the toilet. • Use a visual sequence beside the toilet to help your child understand what is expected of them, for example: trousers down, pants down, sit on the toilet, wee/poo in the toilet, wipe (you may need to show how many squares of paper to take), pants up, trousers up, flush toilet, wash hands. The sequence can either be in the form of photographs, pictures or written word - whatever is most suitable and motivating for your child. You may need to create a way of removing or covering over each symbol as the step is completed to show that it is finished and to move on to the next step. Make sure any pictures or instructions are very clear so there is no misunderstanding. For example, if you are teaching your son to stand and wee in the toilet, show an outline drawing of him standing and weeing in the toilet, if you are teaching sitting, show a picture of him sitting and weeing in the

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