When we say toilet training, it refers to the way kids control their urge go to the toilet. This involves the proper toilet manners as well as urinary and bowel activities. By the age of one and one-half to two years, kids start to express their need to relieve themselves and this is the time you should begin toilet training in order for them to practice it at school.
To train your child on how to let you know that he has to go, it would be helpful if you can teach him easy words to describe what he is feeling. Even if its slang as first, such as “wee-wee” for urinating or “poo-poo” for defecation, they will be good code names for them to label those kinds of natural bodily functions. As a training, you can say these ‘labels’ while your kid is urinating or defecating. Once they are old enough, you can teach them the proper words.
Explain to your kids that panties or briefs are not supposed to be dirtied, hence they need to go to the toilet where they can relieve themselves. However, do not scold them in cases they do so since they might be a cause of traumatic experiences for children. Praise your kid in cases when he informs you of his need to go to the bathroom, so that he will know he is doing the right thing.
Show your kid the right way to wash after they done the deed. Squat with your kid and teach him how to clean himself using soap and water. In order for them not to be intimidated to use toiletries, explain to your kid the basic usage of each, such as what a soap does and when to use tissue papers.
When in public places, such as malls or visiting a friend’s house, show him where the toilet is once you have arrived. Tell him that it is okay to ask for help when he does not know where the toilet is. When he personally ask where the toilet is located, commend him for having the initiative to be brought there.