So your baby has hit the toddler age and you’re thinking about potty training. You probably have so many questions like “When should I begin potty training” and “What if I begin potty training before my child is ready?” At PooLogix, we provide advice on potty training for girls and boys, answering questions and helping you to recognize signs that your child is ready. You should begin potty training as soon as you are able to recognize signs that your child is ready. Why? Because there are so many benefits to potty training early on.
Let’s be honest. Diapers cost money. And if you have multiple kids in diapers at the same time, it can be especially financially daunting. Potty training can help cut down on diaper costs and, when your toddler is fully potty trained, you can say “Hello” to saving $30 to $100 per month by transitioning from disposable diapers to underwear.
Potty training helps your child to postpone self-gratification, contributing to the development of their social skills. Children learn independence and confidence in their abilities, not just the potty training.
Proper potty training reduces diaper rash. It also helps promote good hygiene, which is especially important for little girls to wipe front to back or just pat (for number 1). Potty training isn’t just healthier for children; it’s healthier for the environment. Did you know that it can take more than 500 years for one disposable diaper to be broken down into the Earth?
Some childcare facilities won’t take a child who is not potty trained. And some classrooms within a childcare facility will not advance a child to the next level if the child is not at least partially potty trained.
We love our children. They’re beautiful gifts that make the whole world better when they smile and laugh. But let’s be honest: changing poopy diapers is the worst. Potty training your child not only teaches them independence, but it gives you just a little more freedom.
Initiating potty training is healthy and shows that you recognize that your child is becoming more independent and can follow directions. Just be careful of making potty training an experience that is traumatic rather than liberating. And know that PooLogix is here to help guide you and your child so that your potty training experience isn’t stressful.