Toilet Training

Toilet training is the process of teaching your child how to use the toilet. You can teach them by showing them what to do. In recent history, people’s attitudes towards training have been different. They sometimes change depending on culture and demographics. As well we already have said that training most often consists of the parent observing the child’s elimination patterns, encouraging them to sit on a potty or toilet seat at regular intervals, cleaning them after they have used it, rewarding them, and at times withholding rewards until they perform.

Some people use behavioralism and cognitive psychology to train their children to use the toilet. Other people use a system called DIR/Floortime Training to teach their children. They think that potty training should go slowly, and not be forced. That means they should not pull down your child’s pants when she or he is trying to keep them up or put them on the toilet if they don’t want to go.

However, children often achieve daytime control of urinary function around the age of 18 months, while bowel control is generally achieved at age two or three years. The process may last anywhere from a few weeks to many months. Toilet training is typically done in infants or toddlers but may apply to any age child who is physically capable of using the toilet independently. There are also children with physical disabilities who are unable to use standard toilets and require special adaptations for toileting.