5 Mistakes in Toilet Training

Teach the child to use the toilet properly it needs a special trick. Parents should recognize when children are really ready to be taught "toilet training". Pushy attitude of parents can be bad for children's development.

Dr.. Steve Hodges, child specialist urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said, there are some common mistakes that parents make when doing toilet training. The mistake was not only cause children to feel depressed but can also interfere with health. Here are some common mistakes parents make.

1. Too early

There is no definite time when children need to be taught toilet training. But do toilet training too early can be dangerous for children aged less than three years old generally do not have the ability to decide when to go to the toilet.

Hodges said, for children aged less than three years, hold waste water will cause some problems such as incontinence and bladder capacity to form smaller.

Parents need to pay attention to the signs when your child is ready for toilet training received, among others, he already has a good motor skills, able to understand the term waste water, being able to say to the parents when they want to dispose of the water, and so on.

2. Not accustom

Quite often parents just do toilet training but not followed by teaching toilet habits. Hodges said, parents should be able to schedule a child for waste water, for example, about every two hours. That activity in the restroom became more fun for children, he said, parents can set up small toys in the toilet so that they are more interested and comfortable in the toilet until the "matter back to" finish.

3. Less dietary fiber

Fiber is not only needed by adults, but also your child. Fiber is needed in order to expedite the process of waste water. Process waste water will smoothly facilitate toilet training activities.

4. Not aware of constipation

More than 30 percent of children aged 2 to 10 years experience constipation. But parents often do not realize it because the symptoms are different from adults.

"In children, there are differences in the definition of constipation. Constipation is meant that when the feces hit the child in the rectum causing urinary incontinence and other problems," said Hodges.

Symptoms of constipation in children is less bowel movements, bowel movements suddenly defecating in his pants, and mild pain in the abdomen with no apparent cause.

5. Ignoring infection

Urinary tract infection may occur at the child, then the parents should pay attention to the signs. Pain during urination, frequent urination, and there is blood in the urine is a symptom. When parents find out, immediately take the child to the doctor.