Constipation in Kids

Constipation in kids is a prevalent problem. It also interferes with potty training and makes the process hard for some kids. Constipation is a digestive issue defined in many ways, like passing hard stool or less than three bowel movements in a week.

Reward System in Potty Training

Rewards are the best way to encourage the child to sit on a potty seat. There is a difference between rewards and bribes. Being a certified Potty Consultant, I always promote rewards. Rewards motivate our kids for good behaviour, which we call pee or poop in the potty seat.

How to Encourage the child to sit on the Potty Seat?

The most common thing comes to parents' minds before starting potty training. Some helpful tips are:

Elimination Cues in Potty Training

Every child displays some signs and signals when they need to go to pee/poop. I like to call those signals "Potty Language". Some of them are:

False Alarms in the Potty Training

False alarms mean when the child thinks they need to eliminate but once they sit on the potty they change their mind because they don’t want to go. These are the false signals especially passing the gas. My 3.5-year-old daughter is learning these false signals these days, and I am happy she understands her body. They are different from accidents.

Three things will make potty training smooth.

 Being positive, consistent and persistent is crucial in potty training for several reasons:

Potty Training Break.

The potty break is a sometimes necessary part of the potty training process. There are several reasons why a potty break may be required, such as when a child is not emotionally ready for training or is struggling to learn the process. In such cases, taking a break and giving the child more time to adjust to the new routine is important.

Overnight Potty Success.

Overnight success is often a misnomer. Behind every instant success, there is a lot of hard work, perseverance and learning from failures. There is a consistent effort rather than overnight transformation.

Best approach to Potty Training.

When I started potty training my daughter two years back many parents around me suggested a child-led approach is better than a parent-led approach which is true as it is easy for parents and less power struggle but now as a consultant and working with families, I found both approaches are fine as it depends on the family requirements or moreover can say no one size fits all! Many Parents are happy and have success with a parent-led approach.

Benefits of setting clear expectations.

The importance of setting clear expectations in the potty training.Setting clear expectations in potty training plays a crucial role in the early stages of training.