Saturday, January 23, 2016
potty training regression ruin the party
What is the official “potty training word” on the rewards for potty training?
Some child development gurus say it’s a bad idea. Your kids should be able to potty train without promises of toys, trips or candy.
Others say, “Who doesn’t like a little incentive?”
My take after potty training 3 kids is, it depends on you and the child. But before you go down the “rewards” aisle it’s good to know the difference between a “reward” and a “bribe.”
The main difference with these words is: a “bribe” is dangled as “bait” beforehand ….and a “reward” is given after the deed.reward: something given or received in return for service, merit, etc.bribe: anything given or serving to persuade or induce:Source www.thefreedictionary.com/
So let’s put these word in action!Reward: ”When you make it to the potty and go on your own, you will get a sticker.”Bribe: ”Please just sit on the potty. Here’s a sticker. Now sit on the potty.”
The bribe can often backfire in your face. Now Jr. has the sticker (before he goes potty) but he’s decided he doesn’t want to sit on the potty. Jr. may say, “I will sit on the potty when you give me another sticker!” (I’m sure you know how the rest of this plays out!)
The reward can also backfire if you’re not careful. The child may sit on the potty when they don’t “have to go” just to get a sticker!
After potty training three kids, my best approach was to have children’s books near the toilet. That way, when they were trying, I’d read the book or let them turn the pages on their own.
Sometimes, after they went potty I’d just surprise them with a sticker. ”You’re doing such a good job. How about a sticker!”
Other times, I’d give them one jellybean. Just out of the blue. “Yippee. Here’s a jelly bean.” We always had books to read, but the rewards were totally sporadic. Icing on the cake. Sometimes my child would say, “Do I get a jelly bean?” I’d reply, “No, not this time. It’s a surprise, we don’t know when it will happen!”
So they knew to go potty without the surprises, but when a surprise via a sticker or candy came they were excited! (“The best of both worlds.”)Fun rewards: stickers, jellybeans, marbles, blow bubbles or bouncy balls.Fun bribes: Ask your brother or sister to potty train your kids in exchange for a paid weekend in Vegas.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Potty training is just one of the things we all do in life. It’s a massive milestone regarding both the boy and also you but it’s daunting to a lot of people. Why don’t we break down some of the facts and the myths for you! In this article we’ll discuss suggestions, techniques and also the inevitable mishaps that are going to occur.
Probably the most preferred tool to make use of in the course of potty training is a toilet training chart. A potty training chart is a simple opportunity for you and your child to document your toilet training success. You can make a chart that’s based on your specific goals, timescale and approach for potty training. Affix your chart to the rest room wall or door or somewhere next to the potty for quick reference.
If you’re about to embark on the journey that is potty training, then there’s a few things you should probably know before you start. We’ve compiled a top ten listing of things you ought to do and should not do. Print all of them out and keep them along with you for that extra little incentive when you really feel things are heading astray.
Always keep these great tips in your thoughts once you start preparing your youngster to use the potty.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The baby loves the sound of your voice, your songs can help his brain develop. Sing him during nappy changes, in the car and at bathtime. You can make up your own songs about whatever you’re doing,the baby will not tell you the song is wrong.
This simple game of “now you see me, now you don’t” is an enjoyable spectator sport for your newborn. In months to come, he’ll learn to play it with you.
Make different faces at him, smile, laugh, roll your eyes and wave your hands gently. He’ll be fascinated and may even try to imitate you.
Toys let your baby exercise the sense of touch. By touching and feeling things, your baby finds out more about his world. Just be sure your toys are safe and clean – that way you won’t have to worry when they end up in his mouth!So after all these being sayed, have a nice playing time with your newborn baby !
Read more about potty training games
There seems to be a widely held impression, past down from generation to generation, that potty training toddlers is arduous.
Follow this practical plan and you will be able to go from all those diapers to dry in days. But only if you are prepared not to be side-tracked by other distractions during this period and able to give your focus to toilet training.
1. Evaluating Your Child’s Readiness
Does your toddler have the required verbal understanding? This includes being able to understand and carry out simple instructions.
Does your toddler show signs of wanting to do more things for themselves such as pulling up their own pants?
Is your child’s bladder and bowel control adequately developed? For instance, can he or she go for two or three hours before wetting their diaper?
You really must not go on to item 2 until you are confident your toddler can handle being toilet trained.
2. Let’s Go Shopping
You want to make this trip to the shops as much fun as possible for your toddler. So what’s on that shopping list?
You should get:
An anatomically correct doll (a boy doll if you have a son, a girl doll if you have a daughter);
Potties (yes it’s best to have two or three around the home so there is always one close at hand when it’s wanted);
Underpants, preferably vibrantly colored. It’s even better if there’s a picture of one of their favorite cartoon characters on them. Diaper or training underpants can be a practical solution for any trips out but make sure you treat them as real pants not diapers;
a wall chart and stickers.
Remember to let your toddler have a say in the purchase choice.
3. Toilet Train The Doll
Silly as it may seem, you potty train the doll. The doll is a great teaching tool, it should not be seen as a toy. You will be using the doll to model correct behavior.
4. Celebrate The Doll’s Success
Each time the doll correctly uses the potty it is praised and a sticker is placed on the wall chart that records the doll’s progress. And when the doll has been potty trained it gets a party.You want your toddler to realize that being potty trained is a happy, fun experience.
5. It’s Farewell to Diapers
Put your toddler in pants. There’s no retreating back to diapers even if there are two or three accidents along the way.
6. Give Your Toddler Plenty Of Fluids
The more your toddler drinks the more they will need to urinate. So they should get plenty of practice in using a potty.
7. Ask Your Toddler If They Need the Potty
If they say no that’s fine. With all those drinks they’ll soon need to go. Quiz them again a little later.
If they have a little accident you must not let your child see you are angry or disappointed. Just tell them they’ll do better next time. Take them to the potty and have them sit on it for two or three minutes. Give them fresh pants to put on. At short intervals take them back to the potty for a total of ten times. This will help to build muscle memory. Very soon they will urinate in the potty.