Friday, December 7, 2012

Infant Potty Training

Infant potty training is a very appealing alternative to late potty training. This term means that you can start potty training your child in the first six months of hi or her life. Some studies have proved that the baby is ready to learn new things from the very birth moment. As long as there is no pressure on the baby but there is a lot of perseverance and motherly warmth, infant potty training can be quite successful.

The same studies have shown that in the first six months the baby is very receptive to whatever surrounds him, noises, images and so on. Therefore it will be quite easy for the mother to help her child associate sounds and places in the home, like the bathroom with the time or the moment of potty going.

However infant potty training requires a lot of patience and attention on the mother’s part. The mother has to study the child and figure out the moments when the infant needs to go. Body language is the key to everything related to this. She has to study the child and find out what body language or what cues the infant uses right before he or she is ready to eliminate.

Some babies may become suddenly quiet and show marks of concentration, others may stare somewhere in the distance, others may change their face to make grimaces, others turn their little bodies stiff and their legs may become tense, others simply twist and turn. It is widely believed that all mothers actually can identify when their babies are ready to go, it’s just that they haven’t thought of infant potty training at such an early stage.

After figuring out the timing and the cues that the baby gives involuntarily to the mother, it is time to begin infant potty training. First the mother has to be close to the baby when it is ready to go and start making a hissing sound or use the word pee. She should repeat this every time the child seems ready to eliminate so that the child will associate his mother’s sounds with peeing. The nest phase is to again anticipate, make the hissing sound and then take the child to the toilet and hold him there above the toilet to pee.

He or she will soon come to associate the mother’s sounds with the rooms and the peeing. This is what infant potty training consists in. It has been proved that children who begin infant potty training will definitely have no more accidents after two years old and they will be fully independent when it comes to using the potty or the toilet.

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