Potty training is one of the important milestones in a toddler’s life, and ours as well. It takes a long time for a child to be well trained and requires a lot of patience and creativity on our part to help them stay motivated to use the seat and stop getting wet.
The ideal age to start training is 2 years old, by then the child’s bladder and bowel movement are well developed, his motor skills are improved, and his cognitive skills are well established.
But some parents choose to start training early and others choose to pursue training late, which is generally discouraged and associated with many health side effects.
In order to provide you with a reliable article, I reviewed a series of books, studies, and interviews conducted with physicians in this field.
You all must be wondering when a late potty training is considered. A late learning to go to the bathroom is from 3 years, since most pediatricians and specialists consider that the perfect age is 2 years. But as in any subject we find people who encourage late training and others who claim that it has considerable side effects on the mental and physical health of the child.
Dr. Baruch Kushnir, creator of the children’s DVD “The Magic Bowl: Potty training is easy,” believes that potty training symbolizes progress in gaining independence and control. He warns in an interview on http://www.sheknows.com that: “When a child is not fully potty trained by the age of four, he becomes an ‘exception’ and may suffer personal embarrassment and disappointment and Also being exposed to unpleasant reactions from the social environment … and they can damage the child’s self-image and self-confidence and interfere with their personality development.
- Fully developed bladder and bowel movements.
- The child will have reached their verbal and communication skills.
- A child after 3 years of age can better understand the concept of reward.
- You can master your motor skills; therefore, pulling on / off your pants and getting on the seat sounds very easy for you.
- You are emotionally ready.
- Our son will be ashamed to be one of the few untrained children to affect his mental health.
- Physical consequences: When young children become dependent on diapers or pull-ups, they do not learn to recognize the need to go to the bathroom. Their inability to control their bladder and bowels at a young age can affect their bladder and bowel control as they age.
- Late training could lead to bladder control problems and urinary tract infection.
Most pediatricians and child care specialists have agreed that the best age to start potty training is between 1 1/2 and 3. When it comes to methods to follow, there is no golden rule. methods change depending on the child we are. and the degree of development that you have reached in all the important skills that you will need to progress in your training.