Simple Potty Training Tips For Boys
If you are a parent, potty training can seem like a daunting task. However, as long as you are patient and willing to follow your son’s lead, the process will remain relatively stress free.
When Is The Right Time For Potty Training?
When it comes to potty training tips for boys, the best advice is to wait until they are ready. Boys tend to need diapers for longer than girls, and are more prone to accidents and prolonged training periods if they feel pushed or under pressure. While the majority of girls are dry during the day by the age of 3, the average age for boys is 2 years and 10 months. This means that there are many boys who are not ready until after their third birthday.
Although you can start introducing the idea of the potty from around 18 months, you should wait until you notice some signs that your son is developing bladder control before you start training. These signs include:
* An awareness of when they have a dirty diaper
* Letting you know when they are urinating
* Telling you before they need to urinate
* Being able to hold urine for at least one hour
If it suits you and your child, you may attempt potty training before you have noticed any indication of bladder control. However, it will require extra patience and you should be prepared for more accidents.
Starting Potty Training
One of the best potty training tips for boys is to get them used to the idea of the potty before you ask them to use it, as it will make training seem less scary. It is also worth noting that boys with an older sibling are more likely to be dry at an earlier age, because the idea of using a toilet or potty is more normal if siblings have led by example.
If you know that your son has a familiar pattern when it comes to urinating or passing a bowel movement, take advantage of it. Leave off their diaper and suggest that they might like to try sitting on the potty. If your son is reluctant or becomes upset, do not pressurize him. Instead, return the diaper and leave the process for a few days.
Once your child is happy to try using the potty, be very careful not to make a fuss of accidents. Even after they have had a few successful attempts there are likely to be times when you need to mop up, and scolding them will make them more anxious. Instead, make sure you praise them when they produce something on the potty so that the process feels positive and fun.
If you follow these potty training tips for boys the process should go as smoothly as possible. It is important to remember that while it can take only a few days for some boys to learn, it may take others several months. In any case, if you are making very little progress and are concerned that there is an underlying problem, speak to your family doctor.
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