So far we've had very few accidents. Once Upon a Potty -- Girl. The child has to communicate well, be aware of his bodily feelings, and understand how much time he needs to get there. They keep offering the toilet, give kids lots of encouragement and celebrate when it finally does happen. Learning to use the toilet is a skill much like learning to tie shoes or ride a bicycle, and it poses a different set of challenges for each child. Every time he did it right, he got to pick out a prize from a bag of goodies I picked up at the dollar store. He went in his pants four or five times within the first hour; we kept changing him and telling him that he needed to use the potty instead.
If the teachers are taking the children in groups and your child likes his privacy, ask them to let him go by himself.
Toilet Training Problems, Ages 3 to 6
Go directly to underwear. Or sometimes a big change, such as a new baby in the family, a renovation or being on vacation, can cause a series of setbacks. Each time, she gets excited to show me which potty she chooses. If you suspect that your child is getting caught in this cycle, consult his pediatrician. So have both a potty and seat insert decorated with Dora or whatever appeals available, and use the one your child prefers without making a fuss or trying to talk her into the option most convenient for you. He went in his pants four or five times within the first hour; we kept changing him and telling him that he needed to use the potty instead. This made so much sense because he was a very analytical child.