How to remove the diaper: tips to remove the diaper in a week and without trauma. At what age to start taking off the diaper even at night
How to remove the diaper
Is your baby ready to take the diaper off and try to go without it? It won’t be easy, it won’t be fast, and sometimes when you are ready to sing victory, your child may regress or experience minor inconveniences … just at the worst moments. Let’s see how to remove the diaper in 7 days.
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At what age to remove the diaper?
How to understand that it’s time to potty train? Undoubtedly, every child has his own times: usually the first ones signals that the baby is ready manifest between 18 and 24 months, but some may not be ready before 30 months. However, according to pediatricians, the child is unable to develop the ability to feel the stimulus and to hold it back before 18 months. When the baby begins to show interest in poop and pee and the diaper often stays dry, you can start removing the diaper.
How to get started?
How can you get started? First of all it is good to equip yourself with a lot patience, because even if the baby seems to have gotten used to the idea of being without a diaper, he could take steps backwards.
The second tip is to leave the house, well organized, with change of clothes, wipes and all that will be useful and not without having “mapped” the area where you are to identify where the nearest bathroom is.
Finally remember that the approach with the potty must never be strict and rigid, and the child has to get used to the idea of taking time for his needs and therefore it is important to establish a routine, but also have games and books available to have fun on the potty.
The type of potty it is important: for us mothers one potty can be the same as the other, but for the child the color, the material, the design can really make the difference. Go out and buy the potty together and let him choose the one he prefers. You could also opt directly for a reducer for the toilet. Place the potty in the bathroom, let the child play with it and explain what it is for.
We can begin removing the diaper during the day, obviously the child will not immediately learn that he has to run on the potty when he feels the urge, but over time he will get used to being free from the diaper and therefore to adapt to the right times. So take off the diaper, let him stay as free as possible and show him the potty and the toilet. It is likely that you will spend a lot of time cleaning the floor and cleaning him, but it will help him a lot in perceiving his needs. In the evening and at nap time, put the diaper back on.
Organize the times because it is important to create one routine to go to the bathroom regularly.
In this way the child will learn to insert his needs among the activities to be carried out daily. The perfect routine is: in the morning, mid-morning, after lunch, in the afternoon and before bedtime.
Get out of the house. Organize a bag with a change of clothes, wet wipes, waterproof sheets for the car seat. As your first exit, go to the playground near your house and when you arrive immediately think about the distance from the bathrooms. Ask the child several times if he should pee. And if it gets wet, don’t get angry, it’s perfectly normal.
To make the potty more appealing it is best to give the child a little one game to do while sitting or a colorful book to leaf through to pass the wait. Even if the baby gets dirty and there are some “accidents” along the way, you must not give in to the temptation to go back to the diaper: the feeling of dirty and wet helps the baby to feel the need to go to the bathroom.
It is important to have appropriate reactions when the child is able to restrain himself and not to overdo the discontent when he cannot.