There are many different ways to potty train your toddler. At last count Jaquiski Tartt 49ers Jersey , I had found 35 different books for parents on potty training and I own most of those books. Based on my research and understanding, I break HOW to potty train down into the following five methods:
Infant Potty Training
It's potty time!! - practice until you get it right
The Potty Training in One Day Method
He will go potty when the time is right
The Naked & $75 method
1) The Infant Potty Training Method:
Most used potty training method in underdeveloped nations around the world and probably the least used potty training method in North America.
It basically involves holding the infant over a potty to catch the eliminations.
It basically works by having the mom learn the infant's rhythms and infant learns to recognize physical sensations that precede elimination.
This is very effective when the disposable diaper use is minimal or nonexistent.
Infants can learn to signal when they need to relieve themselves.
Keeping the curios toddler interested long enough to sit on the potty and relax, so she is able to eliminate.
3) The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Based on two simple concepts:
Best way to learn something is to teach it.
Use a potty training doll to model the appropriate potty training behavior for your child
Behavior is shaped by consequence
Use consequences for action - logical and natural.
Read an excerpt from the Parent's Potty Training Guide: How to Potty Train in One Day
PROS of The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Quick - can be done in less than one day to a maximum of 2 weeks
Is a structured method.
Tools are now available.
Made popular by Dr. Phil.
CONS of The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Takes planning and preparation
Is a structured method.
Requires follow through by parents
Made to look easier than it is.
4) He will go potty when the time is right method:
This method is recommended by Dr Terry Brazelton and is also adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This is probably the most used method in North America .
The premise of the method is that since potty training is a developmental milestone in your child's life (such as walking Fred Warner 49ers Jersey , talking, eating etc) Richard Sherman 49ers Jersey , your task as the parent is to introduce the potty and all the related tasks to your child.
Then when your child is ready, she will decide to use the potty and in effect will train themselves.
PROS of this method:
Very easy to fit into our busy lifestyle
Very little preparation required on the part of the parent.
Does not require a large time commitment or consistency from parent; therefore ideal for working parents
Great in concept Mitch Wishnowsky Youth Jersey , but not working well in reality - especially in a society where we are so dependent on the disposable diaper.
CONS of this method:
Could take anywhere between 1-6 months or longer in many cases.
Child may quite old before she is ready. The average age for potty training is going up every year.
Wetting and soiling can become entrenched habits for children.