Potty Training FAQ
A few months before starting practical diaper removal activities, it is advisable to talk about the topic, to point out examples of family members and other children, and to expose the child to books and movies about the topic.
Night weaning usually occurs between the ages of one and two and a half naturally and without any outside intervention. If the child wakes up with a dry diaper for several consecutive nights, parents may realize that they are probably weaned, and may stop using the diaper. Sometimes weaning from wetting at night is delayed, and then it is advisable for parents to follow these steps:
The child should be allowed to go to sleep without any special interventions such as drinking restrictions, special toilet visits before bed, or initiated visits in the middle of the night.
Some children respond well to this initiative and stop wetting at night.
- It is recommended to allocate a limited period of time (about two weeks) to the process. If an increase in the frequency of dry nights during this time is observed, it can be concluded that the child is indeed dry at night. If no such a trend is observed –
- Return to full use of the diaper and wait a few more weeks / months. In such a situation, it is also possible to start treatment using a bedwetting alarm, which is applied very successfully from the age of three and can also be implemented while using a diaper.
Each season may be suitable for weaning from diapers or at least for preparatory activities regarding the subject, but, naturally, the hot seasons of the year in which the child is wrapped in fewer layers of clothing are more suitable.
You must choose the line of action that is acceptable to you after reading and studying professional material on the subject (here too you will encounter different approaches) and stick to it.
It is worth trying. You can try, but it is okay to revert to using a diaper at night if you do not feel significant dryness within a period of seven hours.
The entire potty training process should be conducted patiently, with harmony, encouragement and complete avoidance of confrontations with the child about the subject.
Definitely yes. When potty training is not progressing it is sometimes better to stop the process, return to the full use of diapers, and rethink how to make progress and overcome the obstacle.
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