No matter whether he/she is in infancy or the toddler years, knowing how and when to potty train your child can save you unnecessary frustration.
It was not until the invention of the modern diaper in the nineteenth century that parents have had the convenience of not worrying whether their baby has the urge to ease him or herself all the time. In the past, mothers would carry their bare-bottomed babies everywhere they went, and when their child had the urge to clear his or her bowels, the mother would hold the baby away from her body and not get herself soiled in the process.
These mothers learnt the signs indicating the baby’s urge to go by observing patterns and reading the baby’s facial expressions and gestures. Thankfully, the modern diaper has changed this part of parenting. On the other hand, potty training is something that has not changed and teaching the child to identify the urge and vocalise it quickly enough to get them to the toilet is still, unfortunately, a daunting task for many parents.
Potty Training for Infants (0 months – 12-year-old)
There are many different ways to deal with the issue of potty training for newborns. Most parents today will opt for the hassle free diaper, but there are parents who would prefer that their baby is potty trained at an early age and avoid the diaper as much as possible. This, according to parents who have tried early potty training, is to ensure their child does not become attached to the ease of the nappy and spare them the intense effort needed for potty training when the baby is older.
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