Potty training can be a daunting task for any parent, but it can be especially difficult when your child has a disability. There are many products on the market that can help make potty training easier for both parents and children. In this article, we will discuss some of the best items to help with toilet training for children with disabilities. We will also provide tips on how to potty train a child with a disability, and talk about the importance of consistency and patience during this process.
Wet vs Dry
When it comes to potty training, it is important to know the difference between when your child is wet and when they are dry. If your child is going about their usual activites wet, it means that they have not yet noticed control over their bladder. This is normal, and there is no need to worry. However, if your child prefers to be dry and notices the difference in their clothes, it means that they are ready to start potty training.
Children with disabilities in particular may not feel ready for the new challenge of self-assessment, they will perhaps suggest this by being resistant in which case potty training may take some extra time. It may be an emotional response, or related directly to their disability, i.e. limited sight which makes them weary of a new developmental challenge in their lives.
It is common that a child with a disability will learn potty training later in life so just remember it's normal, there is support in the form of heath professionals and products on the market that can help take the stress out of the transition.
Bowel vs Bladder
One of the harder concepts to grasp for any child is the feeling and sensational difference between a bowel or a bladder movement. Poor bowel and/or bladder control is very common in all children and can be a big cause of stress in both child and carer.
There are a number of things that you can do to help your child understand the difference between a bowel and bladder movement. The best way to start is by using simple terms and avoiding any negative connotations. You can also use visual aids, such as pictures or diagrams, to help explain the difference between the two.
It is important to remember that every child is different, and that potty training will not happen overnight. It is important to be patient and consistent when potty training a child with a disability. With time and patience, your child will eventually learn how to control their bladder and bowel movements.
Products That Can Help
There are many products on the market that can help make potty training easier for both the carer and the child. Caring Clothing stocks products such as boys and girls underwear, night time training pants, and reusable bed pads in a large range of colours and sizes. these tools can provide safety, security and dignity for children as they navigate this new chapter in their lives.
Bathroom Tools and Tips
There are a few things you can do to make potty training easier for both you and your child. First, it is important to have a potty that is the right size for your child. If the potty is too big, your child may be afraid of falling in. If the potty is too small, your child may not be able to use it properly.
Second, it is important to have a potty that is easily accessible for your child. If your child has to struggle to get on or off the potty, they may become frustrated and give up. Third, it is important to have a potty that is comfortable for your child. If the potty is uncomfortable, your child may not want to use it and fall back on the relative security of their underwear or diaper.
Potty training challenges can feel even more daunting when your child has a disability. However, with the right tools and support, you can overcome any obstacle. Caring Clothing is here to help you every step of the way with our potty training products specifically designed for children with disabilities. Visit our children’s range on our website today to learn more about how we can help make potty training easier for both you and your child.