Baby
  Mingle.com
baby site Parenting Forum
Pregnancy Forum
Coupon Forum
General Chat
Exchange Forum
More Forums New Each Week
Food Coupons
Baby Coupons
Grocery Coupons
Health Coupons
Dollar Coupons
Pet Coupons
Prescription Drugs
Restaurant Coupons
New Coupons Crafts
Costumes
Holiday Crafts
Kid's Crafts
Kid's Holiday Crafts General Games
Baby Shower
Balloon Games Free Stuff & Offers
Print Drug Coupons
Earn Cash
Holiday Freebies
Free Offers
Coloring Pages
Free Samples
Free After Rebate
Free Greeting Cards Baby Catalogs
Clothing Catalogs
Food Catalogs
Pet Catalogs
Sports Catalogs Balloon Stomp
Balloon War
Candy Ring Toss
Cotton Ball Race
Lucky Lollipop
Memory Test
Scavenger Hunt
Toss Coins Game
More Games... Adoption
Baby Foods
Baby Sleep Tips
Bed Wetting
Breastfeeding
Child Care
Child Illness
Colic
Parenting
PMS Help
Potty Training
Pregnancy
Snoring
Stay Home Parent
Stress
Teething
Unwanted Hair
Weight Problems 100 Boy Names
100 Girl Names
Twins Names
Boy in Decade
Girl in Decade
1000 Boy Names
1000 Girl Names

Submit Articles
Privacy/Disclose
Home

Potty Training Help

Articles - Potty Training - Potty Training Your Child

 
prescription drug coupons

Potty Training Your Child by Christian Tylor

 

Potty training your child could be a big challenge, especially if it is your firstborn. You may be a little nervous wondering if you are doing everything correctly to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Potty training is a natural part of a child's development and can be made easier just by understanding factors that indicate your child is ready to begin learning the task.

One important thing to stay away from is thinking that potty training has to take place at a specific age. Children develop different skills at different ages and every child is unique. Therefore you can not expect your child to lean how to potty train at the same age your best friend's child learned. Instead be patient and understanding.

Trying to potty train a child before they are ready could results in many setbacks. If the child does not understand what is happening and why you are taking them into the bathroom they may become discouraged and even afraid of the bathroom. This could add to the length of time it takes your child to learn how to use the potty. Therefore, you need to wait until your child is old enough to understand just what using the potty means.

This would include things like knowing when your child is beginning to have better control over their bladder because they or staying dry more often. Also, when they show signs that they do not like having their pants wet or soiled then you can feel sure they are beginning to understand and its time to start potty training. They should also be coordinated enough to be able to pull their pants up and down. After all, if they cannot perform this task it would be difficult to use the potty and may begin to discourage them. You can help in this area by providing clothing that is easier for the child to remove.

Children are very curious and love to watch what you do, by allowing them to observe you in the bathroom they will begin to understand and want to imitate this action. Have a potty chair ready for your child and explain to them what it is and how to use it. Keeping a light on in the bathroom can also help considering most light switches are too high for a child to reach. If they are spending too much time trying to get the light on then it may be too late to use the potty. One of the most important steps in potty training your child would be to never yell at them for accidents and always let them know you are proud of them.

About the Author
Christian Tylor is a freelance publisher based in Atlanta, Georgia. He publishes articles and reports in various ezines and provides family resources on http://www.freenetpublishing.com.
 

Print Grocery Coupons

Baby Mingle



Baby Freebies

 Freebies

Free Samples and freebies
Get the "Savannah's Candy Kitchen"
Get the "Camping World Catalog"
Free After Rebate Products
Get the Candy & Food Catalog
Unclaimed Money - free trial search
Freebies and Free Samples