If you have not yet received pressure from the people in your life tp toilet train your baby, then get ready, it is going to happen soon. There are some people who believe that kids should be toilet trained at a time when most of them are still in their diapers and will be extremely vocal about it. Turning the advice of such people down sounds and appears like one is being rude or disrespectful especially when the advice is coming from the child’s grandparents.
The pressure is more disturbing when dealing with the grandparents of your baby. Their approach when they were bringing you and your siblings might have been very different. However, they need to understand that times have really changed and that the ways of bringing up children have since changed. You need to find a way to politely make them understand that the best way of handling the situation is being more child centered rather than relying more on a structured approach. Let them know that, toilet training should be done depending on the child readiness for it to be more effective.
There are some grandparents or relatives who will understand your opposition to their ideas. However, there are some who will not understand and even insist more. How do you handle the situation to leave every one concerned about your child happy? It is important to note that the people giving you pressure on toilet training your child really care about your baby and all pray an important role in his or her development. Luckily, you can go ahead with the toilet training. There is no research evidence that has warned against potty training babies earlier. In addition, there is none that proves that there are any benefits either. However, the earlier you beginning potty training the longer the process will appear to you.
When it comes to potty training, every baby is different and will show signs of readiness at different ages. However, most of the babies will show readiness for training when they are between 18 months and three years old.
Your family, friends or the babysitter will pressure you to potty train your baby and you can be sure that at times they will do it themselves. Your child’s developmental stages are all important and must be handled with utmost care. It is so easy for a child to be totally confused during training of any kind especially where consistency lacks. Therefore, ensure that your loved ones potty train your baby in the same like you do.
Additionally, ensure that your child is not over-praised. If this is not observed, your baby may feel that he or she has let down the people who care about him or her if an accident happens.On the other hand,praise is far better than punishment in case of accidents, that are obviously going to happen a long the way.
After all is said and done, the best time to start training your baby is when he or she shows signs of readiness and not earlier.