Reading How the Vietnamese toilet train their babies at 9 months old probably some parent ask why their child is not like that? In my opinion not, and is not my case; probably I would loved to wait one more year but my son is already with the concept in his mind and I will continue on this process.
According to some medical researches the earlier your child is teach how to use the bathroom by him/herself the more chances that they can develop problems in the future.
“Children under age 3 should not manage their own toileting habits any more than they should manage their college funds,” wrote Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Babies need to experience abandoned and the elimination without the anticipation of using the toilet at that early age. Just because your child can go to the toilet on their own, doesn’t mean they will and were physically ready. All children don’t like to interfere in their lives activities and plays to use the bathroom; in addition holding on at a early age can affect how a child’s bladder develops in the future.
The child’s bladder continues growing to an standard size until the age of three, and grows stronger and faster when it’s filling and emptying uninhibited. Dr. Steve Hodges affirms
“Training a child too early can lead to toilet accidents because the bladder may not be strong enough.”
“It may also lead to constipation, kidney damage and even urinary tract infections.”
When should I toilet train my child to use the bathroom ?
Just as simple as that: parents need to watch for signs that their child might be ready to try using the bathroom for him/herself.
“There will come a point where you notice a change in your child’s behavior as she/he begins to recognize the need to go to the toilet.
Recogonize the signs and discuss to using the toilet without pressure, purchasing a potty to place in the bathroom or an adapter to place in the toilet, also allows your child to watch you when you use the bathroom to understand the process and get them involved.