- The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers - Suzanne Riffel - Google Книги
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- The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers
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More times than I can count I've been asked by friends and other moms about just how I trained my daughter at such a young age The concept behind The Potty Boot Camp is to combine the best of the best potty training programs.
The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers - Suzanne Riffel - Google Книги
With my training method, your child will train in four phases: Not all children are the same, so it is unrealistic to think that any one potty training method will work for every child. With The Potty Boot Camp, if your child just is not "getting it" during one phase, they will most likely catch on as you move on to the next. Many parents ask me if this toilet training program will work for their child. Although I have always said that I can't promise it will work for every family, I have yet to have any reports of this program failing to work!
Ninety percent of the potty training with The Potty Boot Camp is completed in just one day! You will spend some time making the potty a part of your child's every day routine prior to actually have them try to use it. This phase is followed up by a couple days of hard work - but most children are diaper and accident free within a week!
The Potty Boot Camp is one of the only toilet training methods that is short, sweet, and to-the-point. Step 3 Coax your child to listen to his body and sit on the potty when he knows that pee or poop is coming. Step 4 Throughout the weekend, direct your child to the bathroom first thing in the morning, before and after naps, after meals, before bedtime, and every two hours if she doesn't already do so herself.
Don't punish your child for accidents, and praise success--that's the best reward. Your child does not need a new toy or a piece of candy every time she uses the bathroom! Bribery rarely works--the desire to be clean is what truly motivates a child to stop playing and go to the bathroom.
If by end of day Sunday your child still leaves puddles on the floor or couldn't care less about having numerous accidents in her training pants, she's not ready. Go back to diapers on Monday or as soon as you admit defeat and try again another weekend. She won't transition to the toilet any faster if you keep her in training pants. It only results in more cleanup and frustration for you--and a sense of failure for her. If she wears training pants for the weekend and regrets having an accident or two, mission accomplished! She can wear them every day and graduate to big-kid underwear once she uses the potty regularly.
It is a privilege to wear underwear, so save the pretty panties and the cool undies until your child uses the potty independently and rarely has accidents.
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For nighttime success, your child's bladder size must be large enough to hold the urine produced all night long or his brain must be mature enough to awaken with the urge to go. Those milestones can happen months or years after daytime training. Roughly 15 percent of healthy 5-year-olds are not dry at night, and 10 percent of 6-year-olds still need overnight protection. A medical evaluation is in order only when a 7-year-old child is still incontinent at night.
For more on bedwetting , go to parents. Once he wakes up dry for four weeks straight, try going diaper-free. Until then, you can stick with diapers at night.
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Most kids have a few false starts before they are successful. I've noticed that the kids who have trouble tend to fall into one of the following categories. The Absent-Minded Professor This child is so involved in whatever he's doing that he ignores his body and the urge to go. He doesn't have enough time to get to the bathroom once he gets moving. Solution Use a kitchen timer or a watch that goes off hourly as a potty-break reminder.
It's your child's responsibility to stop what he is doing and go to the bathroom regularly. Eventually, he will tune in to his body and go on his own.
The Control Freak Some children would rather sit in a messy diaper and assert their power over the situation than go when and where they're told to go. Solution Play it cool. Explains Allison Chase, Ph. Learning to disengage is an essential parenting skill. She can also share the responsibility of cleaning up accidents. Use a kitchen timer or a watch as a potty reminder. The process is much easier when no one's fighting about it.
The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers
The Withholder A child who had just one painful experience with constipation may never want to poop again. Every time he has the urge to go, he may attempt to hold it in instead of letting it come out. This becomes a vicious cycle and a self-fulfilling prophecy because holding poop in only makes it that much firmer, which means it's all the more painful when it comes out later. Solution Set up a plan with your child's doctor. Docs usually recommend a gentle laxative for several days or even weeks to clean out the backed-up stool.
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A high-fiber diet is also critical for long-term success. A withholder needs to have a consistent pattern of soft, comfortable poops before potty training begins. The Terrified Toileter Some kids have real anxiety about the toilet. They may worry they'll fall in. Or the flushing sound may scare them. Or they may even fear a "toilet monster. Solution Ask what she's afraid of. Then try a gradual approach to the potty. Start by telling her that it's okay to wear diapers but that she needs to poop and pee in the bathroom. Next, let her wear training diapers while sitting on the toilet.
Since they have stretchy material on the sides, she can slide them up and down like underwear. Once she does that willingly, go ahead and cut a hole in the center of the training diaper a more comfortable next step for some kids than sitting on the toilet with a bare bottom.