Common Potty Training Issues and How to Solve Them

The process of teaching a child to use the potty is rarely trouble-free. Here is a guide on how to solve your child’s common potty issues. These expert-approved techniques and instructions flush away even the most challenging potty problems.

Changing from diapers to potty can be difficult for many children. More than 80% of children have setbacks when it comes to potty training. What are some of the most prevalent issues that people face? What can you do to fix them?

It’s hard for your child to go to the bathroom.

Potty training may not be the right moment for your child if they show signs of resistance. If your child doesn’t want to use the potty, likely, she isn’t ready. Showing interest in potty training, hiding during bowel motions, and telling you about soiled diapers are all common indicators of preparedness.

Your youngster will have accidents.

Potty training is fraught with the possibility of mishaps. Please don’t take things too seriously when they happen. Children will often feel awful and take longer to learn to use the bathroom if they are punished or scolded frequently. After a few more weeks, if your child is still unable or unwilling to use the potty, they may not be ready for potty training at this point.

When it comes to urination, your youngster isn’t aware that they need to go.

When it’s time to go potty, does your youngster recognize the urge to urinate but not always? Urine leakage is common in children learning to use the potty. The bladder control of some children is not fully developed for months after they learn to control their bowel motions.

Playing with the feces is what your youngster does.

A child’s inherent curiosity drives them to play with feces. Simply telling them, “This is not something to be played with,” will keep them from getting upset.

Sitting down to urinate is your son’s preferred method of relieving himself.

Boys prefer to learn to use the restroom while sitting down, which is understandable. Allow your son to urinate while sitting down, and then explain that boys must urinate while standing. If he observes his father or other male family members using the bathroom, he may learn this independently.

When your child notices that their poop has been flushed, they may become unhappy.

Learning that their wastes are separate from their bodies might be terrifying and confusing for some children. Try to explain why the body needs to get rid of garbage. Recognize your fear, regardless of how outlandish it looks.

Anxious about getting sucked into the toilet.

Flushing a toilet while sitting on it might cause many children to fear being sucked into the bowl. For a sense of empowerment, let your toddler flush toilet paper pieces. With this, the sound of water and the sight of things disappearing will no longer be frightening. Potty seats that sit on top of your ordinary toilet bowl are another option: standalone potty chairs.

A bowel movement or urination occurs when your youngster is removed from the bathroom seat.

Even though this can be frustrating, it is common in the early stages of toilet training. Relaxing the muscles of the bowel and bladder may take some time for your youngster to master. Your child may not be ready to begin training if this occurs frequently.

In addition to insisting on using diapers for bowel movements, your child may also attempt to conceal the act of urinating.

In this case, your child is physiologically, but not emotionally, ready to be potty-trained. As a parent, don’t feel wrong about praising your child for being able to identify the bowel symptoms. Please encourage them to use the restroom while wearing a diaper to relieve themselves.

While your youngster is sleeping, they urinate.

Your child, like the majority of others, will probably take a bit longer than average to master the art of potty training at night and during naps. Make it a habit for your child to go to the bathroom before they go to sleep and wake up in the morning.

Tell them that if they need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, they can do so independently or contact you for assistance.

Your youngster only relies on one person to take them to the bathroom.

In the early training phases, a child’s dependence on a single individual is typical. Slowly remove yourself from the procedure if your youngster refuses to go to the bathroom independently.

Rather than offering to help your child undress or use the restroom, wait outside the door while your youngster does so. Every time they use the potty on their own, you can give them a sticker or a prize.

This is a sign that your child is going back to their diaper days.

When anything stresses out a youngster, they may regress to a previous developmental stage, especially if the stressor is recent. An illness in the child or a family member, the birth of another child, the transition from crib to bed, or a relocation to a new home are all examples of stressful events.

Also, a child’s dread of the potty or health concern (like constipation) may blame potty regression. Alternatively, likely, your youngster was never truly potty trained. Talk to your child’s doctor if you’re concerned about the reversal, but it should go away after some time.

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