Nappy No More

Let’s dive into parenthood this time and discuss a sensitive issue that all parents can relate to: Potty Training.

This “phase” in every child’s life is crucial because we are actually weaning them into adulthood. They learn that some things are “worth waiting for” and it makes them realize that they can be in control of almost everything in their lives: poo-poo and wee-wee included.

N.I.H — National Institutes of Health posed a challenging question to parents who have toddlers who are yet to be potty trained:

Nappy No More

 

 

 

Is your child ready to use a potty? The more important question may be, are you?

 

 

 

It is not a simple task to rear a child to become an independent and responsible individual. Potty training is just one of the many things that will help children learn discipline and obedience early in life.

The bathroom: A cold dark place, somewhat viewed by toddlers as a “confined solitary” space in our house. The bathroom can be a bit scary especially if one stands 2-feet tall or less. The big, empty and unfriendly environment inside the bathroom can be changed to make things easy for your little tikes to be more comfortable inside, just like what I’ve read in The Chicago Tribune News, May 16, 2014 edition:

The balloons were hanging, the toys were wrapped, and the table was set. It was a huge day at one little boy’s home, and it was obvious that this was going to be one exciting party…

“We decorated the bathroom and the living room, and I put together a treat tray,” Crane said. “Every time he used the potty, he would get a doll.”

“Make your child feel comfortable in the bathroom.” says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Children needs to be assured that they are safe and away from harm.

Preparing them (the trainees), preparing ourselves (the trainers), and of course preparing the venue (the bathroom) is very important. Have your home plumbing system checked ahead of time to avoid interruptions during the course of the training: Checking your drain pipes, your heating system, and your faucet would be a great way to ensure that you and your toddler will not have any unexpected plumbing problems in the future, since you will be spending most of your time there for the next week or so. Based on experience, Training Success Tips and Tricks shares 8 advices, and number 5 states:

Lots and lots of bathroom time. Be prepared to sit in the bathroom. {I totally disagree with having the potty anywhere but the bathroom. I just think it’s gross and then you have to train them to go in the bathroom all over again later.} Seriously, the first few days of training Charlie and I spent hours in the bathroom.

One of the main aim of Potty Training is to avoid wet beds at night. Plumbing, when gone wrong, could lead to Leaky Pipes, and that would mean more than wet beds.

Parenthood may be about being hands-on to almost everything in the house, but remember that when it comes to Residential Plumbing, please take my advice and leave it to the experts. Reserve your precious time in spending it with your kids and let the professional plumbers do the plumbing work for you.

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Channey is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Medical Laboratory Science. She enjoys writing more than anything, and is a Full-time blogger.
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