Potty Training Your Child: The Five Potty Training Methods
There are many different ways to potty train your toddler. At last count, I had found 35 different books for parents on potty training and I own most of those books. Based on my research and understanding, I break HOW to potty train down into the following five methods:
1) The Infant Potty Training Method:
Most used potty training method in underdeveloped nations around the world and probably the least used potty training method in North America.
It basically involves holding the infant over a potty to catch the eliminations.
It basically works by having the mom learn the infant's rhythms and infant learns to recognize physical sensations that precede elimination.
This is very effective when the disposable diaper use is minimal or nonexistent.
Infants can learn to signal when they need to relieve themselves.
PROS of the Infant Potty Training Method :
Promotes parent child bonding
Start early, finish early
Wetting and soiling are not likely to become entrenched habits
Limited use of diapers results in:
CONS of the Infant Potty Training Method:
Time consuming; nearly impossible for working mothers.
Have to stay on top of it and stick with it until child can potty independently.
Accidents and accident clean up
2) It's potty time!! -Practice until you get it right potty training method:
Introduce the potty to your child
Have potty be accessible
And then gradually teach him/her to use it.
This will include:
PROS of the potty practice method:
This method can easily fit into a today's family's busy schedules
With some planning, some structure can be created around the practice sessions i.e. in the morning and in the evening.
Is done gradually over time.
Very limited accidents, if any.
CONS of the potty practice method:
Sticking to the structure and schedule until the toddler is potty trained
Could take anywhere from a weekend to a few months depending on the child's maturity level, temperament and readiness.
May not learn to initiate him/herself, because parent always initiates.
Keeping the curios toddler interested long enough to sit on the potty and relax, so s/he is able to eliminate.
3) The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Based on two simple concepts:
Best way to learn something is to teach it.
Use a potty training doll to model the appropriate potty training behavior for your child
Behavior is shaped by consequence
Use consequences for action - logical and natural.
Read an excerpt from the Parent's Potty Training Guide: How to Potty Train in One Day
PROS of The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Quick - can be done in less than one day to a maximum of 2 weeks
Is a structured method.
Tools are now available.
Made popular by Dr. Phil.
CONS of The Potty Training in One Day Method:
Takes planning and preparation
Is a structured method.
Requires follow through by parents
Made to look easier than it is.
4) He will go potty when the time is right method:
This method is recommended by Dr Terry Brazelton and is also adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This is probably the most used method in North America .
The premise of the method is that since potty training is a developmental milestone in your child's life (such as walking, talking, eating etc), your task as the parent is to introduce the potty and all the related tasks to your child.
Then when your child is ready, s/he will decide to use the potty and in effect will train themselves.
PROS of this method:
Very easy to fit into our busy lifestyle
Very little preparation required on the part of the parent.
Does not require a large time commitment or consistency from parent; therefore ideal for working parents
Great in concept, but not working well in reality - especially in a society where we are so dependent on the disposable diaper.
CONS of this method:
Could take anywhere between 1-6 months or longer in many cases.
Child may quite old before s/he is ready. The average age for potty training is going up every year.
Wetting and soiling can become entrenched habits for children.
5) The Naked & $75 method
Children 24 to 30 months of age
Parents spend three to five consecutive days on the training.
The child is allowed to be naked all day, with a potty available at all times.
It is important to note that experts disagree with Rosemond's approach.
By the way, the $75 is for the inevitable carpet cleaning.
PROS of the Naked & $75 method:
Simple, easy and inexpensive
Quick - 3-5 days
CONS of the Naked & $75 method:
Not supported by experts
Copyright 2004-2005. Potty Training Concepts. All Rights Reserved.
See all the potty training articles from Potty Training Concepts.
About the Author:
How Toddlers Can Benefit From Using Computers
It's a fact of life that we live in an electronic age and computers are a bigger part of our lives than ever. It's unlike anything we've seen in the past and kids are learning to use computers at younger ages. There are steps a parent can take to ensure that their toddlers receive important skill-building benefits from their computer experience.
Baby Nursery Furniture
You are expecting your first baby and are wondering what type of nursery furniture you will need to make your life easier and your little one comfortable. You will find that there are an array of cribs in all types of designs, styles and colors to fit with any décor you choose for your nursery.
Choosing Baby Names
Take Your TimeThe worst thing you could do when choosing a baby name is to rush into it. Settling for second best may affect you and your child for a lifetime! Don't commit yourself to the first name that you fancy. Keep searching until you find a name that you are 110% happy with. And don't forget that you don't need to have a name for your baby before birth. Some parents have been known to wait 2 or 3 weeks before deciding on that perfect name.
The Top 10 Fun Things for Parents and Toddlers to Play With
1. Give your child a spray bottle of water and watch them spray every possible thing outside of the house!
How to Make a Diaper Cake
Hosting a baby shower or looking for a great gift for a new mom? A diaper cake makes a fantastic centerpiece for any baby shower and is also a very nice gift that the new mom will find useful. Here are the basics on how to make your own diaper cake:
Baby Boy Clip Art to liven up your Baby Shower Cards
Loads of baby boy clip art images are available, once you click your computer's mouse and get connected to the Internet. First, you must know what clip art is all about. Clip art is about copying / cutting the pre-existing images. Yes, these images are already mostly in the books that have made their entry into the public domain for that purpose.
Have Fun Purchasing A Stroller For Your Baby
You are getting ready to welcome your baby into your life and one of the items you are considering is a stroller. Strollers come in various styles, features and brands. If you have a newborn you want to be sure the seat fully reclines so your newborn can lie flat. Consider what strollers will need assembly once you purchase it. The restraint system on most strollers is the 5 point restraint; two at the shoulders, two at the hips, and one at the crotch. Be sure to use the restraint system as recommended by the manufacturer for your baby's safety.
Baby Girl Shower Invitations
Baby girl shower invitations basic theme is the welcoming of baby girls into the fold of a family. Baby showers celebrate the arrival of a baby/babies into this world. Actually, a baby born into a family ensures the continuity of the family lineage.
Baby Yoga and Me
Having carried a sizable bump around for a very long, very hot summer, I really wasn't in the mood for a work out.
Infantile Cradle Cap - Symptoms and Treatments
What is cradle cap?What is the cause?
Beyond Flash Card : How To Do The Infant Visual Stimulation In Fun And Creative Ways
Babies learn about the environment surrounding them through five senses: vision, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. Of those five senses, vision is the least developed sense a baby has at birth.
Childrens Gift Ideas: Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond
When your time comes to shower a new mom or family with baby gifts, keep in mind that not all gifts are created equally.
Unusual Baby Boy Names - Finding Exotic and Unique Baby Names
Unusual baby boy names and finding exotic and unique baby names can be loads of fun! Rather than giving your baby boy a name like Jacob, John or Harry -- you'd prefer him have one of the more exotic and unique baby names.
Potty Training Dolls - Why Use a Potty Training Doll to Assist in Potty Training Your Child?
The idea of using potty dolls to potty train toddlers has been around for some 30 years. Many parents (including myself) have successfully potty trained their children using a potty training doll.
How Much Water For Baby?
While drinking more water is a good idea for everyone,especially during hot summer months, too much water can beharmful to infants 6 months old and younger. According to astudy in Clinicians Reviews a 1997 survey of new mothersfound that nearly 25 percent give their babies water atleast 3 times per week in the first month of life.
Baby Sleep Tips
Getting a baby to adjust to a normal sleep schedule can be a challenge for new parents. Here are some tips so that both you and your baby can get a good night's rest.
How to Buy Infants? Best Educational Toys?
Buying educational toys for infants can be difficult, because infants seem to do so little that educating them right after birth might strike you as a bit rushed. However, the fact is that your baby is learning at a great speed, taking in everything that is around, and picking up habits, information and words.
Will Kids Eat Vegetables? Yes, They Will!
You have made the decision to grow your own vegetables. It's a lifestyle and health choice. You want the best for your family and there are no shortcuts on the way. Good for you!
The Scoop on Giving Your Baby Juice
Many moms like to think that as soon as their baby turns 6 months of age, they should start giving them juice. But this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, juice is NOT necessary for an infant. Here's why:
Theory of Child Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget has allowed us many insights into child cognitive development and his valuable research made great inroads concerning brain functioning in general. According to Piaget and his theories on child cognitive development, children are born with a great desire to interact with and understand the world around them.
|© Athifea Distribution LLC - 2013|