Thursday, May 11, 2006

Toilet Training


Are you often constipated? Do you get bladder or kidney infections? Has anyone ever said you were anal? Maybe you were not properly toilet trained. Maybe you have the same attitudes towards your bodily functions that the person who potty trained you had about them. Everyone goes to the toilet but not everyone feels good about going.

If you have children most likely you are going to have to teach them how to use the bathroom. Some parents may find this to be a venture that is not very pleasant. It does not have to be.

Toilet training can and should begin from the day you bring your little one home from the hospital. You are going to do that by always being kind to your child about their bodily functions and making it fun and desirable to get a diaper change.

Disposable diapers are very convenient but, they absorb so much wetness that the child never feels wet.

A child in cloth diapers on the other hand feels wet when they pee and the unpleasantness of being wet will help you when it comes time to start the actual toilet training. It's very important to not let them sit in soiled diapers for long periods of time because your child will become accustomed to being wet and never let them sit in diapers with bowel movement because it does irritate the skin and it gives a very powerful message to your child about their worth. Cloth diapers are much friendlier to the environment and in the long run they are cheaper cause you don't have to keep buying new ones you just wash them and reuse them over and over again.

If you do not like to change diapers your child will pick up on your feelings about the task. They will also pick up on your feelings if you are happy that they have normal body function. Do not terrorize or shame your child about their body functions. Everyone pees and poops but not everyone feels good about it. I wonder how many people's constipation is rooted in their parents being disgusted by their bowel movement and not liking to toilet train them?

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