For babies, it is a huge task to stop wearing diapers and use the toilet. According to RealDiaperAssociation, children complete their toilet training and stop using diapers when they are 30 months old.
But not all kids need to understand toilet training at such an age. They make take some time and it is completely normal.
So if your kid is 4 years old and still wear diaper you should not worry. All you have to do is to focus on their potty training. To know what it is, continue to read the article.
Because here we will tell you the importance of training and when should you begin it.
So without any further due, let’s start the discussion, Shall We?
Why Potty Training Is Important?
The one thing that babies use is diapers. Because it is their necessity. As it keeps them safe from getting dirty. After birth the one thing that babies need most is diapers.
Babies get so attached to diapers that it becomes difficult for parents to stop them from using them. It may be because of the wrong developmental stage.
But once you start the training, the child reaches the stage of autonomy. In this stage, the child starts to get knowledge of its body and how it functions.
With potty training, your child reaches the stage of their social and emotional development.
By entering this stage, they will start to lose the diapers in which they once feel secure.
And Have the New Feel of Freedom!
When Should Potty Training Begin?
The development of the children is a continuous process as it never stops. In every stage of life, the child has to learn something new for survival.
And only parents are responsible for this development. Because with their single instruction many changes can happen. Therefore, if they do not give proper training to their children they can harm them.
There is a certain limit to when your child should stop using diapers. If your child does not stop using the diapers then it will create many emotional and social difficulties.
These difficulties can harm the future life of young ones. So to avoid that continue reading as here we tell you the appropriate age when your child should stop using diapers.
- When your baby becomes 18 months to 2 years old. You can start the potty training. But make sure there are no biological irregularities.
- Baby must have reached neurological maturity so that they can control themselves
- Baby can recognize the changes in the diaper like if it gets wet or textured has changed
- Your baby must feel that something is uncomfortable
- Baby imitate the parents to go to the bathroom
If you feel these changes in your baby then you should start potty training. And tell them to avoid the use of diapers.
To notice the baby’s reaction you can try putting plenty of fluids into their diapers. If they react to the wetness or wait for the time until they have to pee.
To tell you that they want to go to the bathroom they can start to touch their diaper, make uncomfortable facial expressions, and start to move in a specific way.
All these gestures will tell you that now your baby has grown up and needs to go to the bathroom. At this stage, it is not normal for the babies to pee in the diaper.
Keep in mind:
The newborn baby has no control over the bladder. They indicate by peeing in the diaper. But when they grow up they start to make different faces to tell you that they need to go to the bathroom.
While some babies can directly tell parents that they need to pee. So what for these gestures from your baby. Do not force something on him. Let him reach the right stage.
Do not forget that this is a slow process. This natural process takes time. So do not bother yourself and wait for the right time.
Until you see these gestures from your baby to start the potty training.
Understanding Developmental Readiness:
Each child has its nature and development process. Never compare it with the other kids. Because according to the studies, if you start the potty training too early or too late.
It will result in regression. As the results say, children that are 18 to 24 months old. Become emotionally and physically ready to start toilet training.
But age is not the only factor to decide whether to start the training or not. You have to consider the following factors to decide the right time for your baby.
- The baby should follow the simple instructions
- Baby can sit on a potty chair
- Your baby show interest in wearing an underwear
- The kid asks you to change the diaper after it gets wet
- Baby shows interest in the potty training
- Regular bowel movements
If your baby has all these abilities then you can start the training. But if your baby does not have much sense then wait for the right time.
Getting Rid of Diapers:
Your baby will follow everything that you tell to do. So if you think your baby is ready to get the potty training. Then first get rid of all the diapers.
Because when baby wears a diaper he knows the location where it is placed. And if you keep the diapers around the baby. The baby will think that you are not serious about giving a pitty training.
Also, when the baby sees the diaper, they thought that they have an option to use them. In addition, they will ask you to use the diapers instead of using the toilet.
And as a parent, you can not deny what your baby is asking for. So keep them away from the range of your baby. In this way, they will not make any request to use the diaper.
They will follow every instruction that you will tell them to do. So to make the potty training easy first get rid of the diapers and then continue.
Wrapping It All Up!!
That’s all viewers. Hope this information is helpful to you. If you forcing the potty training on your baby stop it now. And if you think you are late get rid of the diapers and start the process.
But make sure your baby qualifies for all the factors that we mentioned above. Because these factors will help you to make the right decision.