By Anonymous - 10/02/2015 04:12 - United States
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Actually, kids can't "get the idea" in that sense until the nerve pathways have developed in their brain that let them know when their bladder or bowels are full. Until that happens (age varies per kid, but usually between 2 and 3), they literally can't learn to control it. In general, people who "toilet train" before that stage are simply learning to recognize when their kid might need to go to the bathroom and trying to catch it in a toilet instead of in a diaper, with no active control happening from the kid. So this 2-year-old might be able to learn already, but might not be physically capable of it yet.
I respectfully disagree #26. I potty trained a barely 2 year old within days of starting to babysit her. I heard her grunting and assumed she was trying to do her bussiness, I sat her on the potty and she made a poopy. I congratulated her thoroughly, it took a couple more times of me predicting when she was going to go and she got the idea. People don't give kids enough credit.
#50, sounds like that kid was ready. Please note, though, that my post about kids needing to develop the nerve endings to be able to tell when they need to go -- and that for most kids that's some time between turning 2 and turning 3, which also fits the child you mentioned -- is a matter of researched fact, not my personal opinion.
Sort of. Reinstating my comment fron above, I work in the potty-training room at a day care and I have plenty who don't have the actual control yet (they can feel an empty or full bladder, not that they will always understand what to do with thag sensation) but get the concept of pee in the in the potty. Or even just going to the bathroom before having an accident/void in their diaper/pull up. Those who are just starting we'll reward for understandingbthe connection between pee and potty (poop usually follows by itself but still tends to be the more difficult one).
Came here to make sure someone said what 26 said. Any childcare practitioner knows this. They might enjoy sitting on and sometimes using a toilet beforehand, and maybe sometimes you'll get lucky, but they'll never be fully proficient until they can actually anticipate when they need to go, physically. It's nothing to do with credit, it's just biology. Obviously some kids will be quicker and slower but that's the gist of it.
Depends on how you were raised. Some families get bent out of shape if you wear your shoes on the carpet; other families just don't give a hoot. My family didn't care, and neither did my wife's, so we don't really care too much (so long as you don't have mud on your shoes).
I prefer to wear slippers, and tend to now anyways, but a lot of my family wear shoes. Our house is pretty old and though we've fixed up most of the rooms, the halls still have odd floorboards and the occasional nail sticking out a bit. So shoes or decent soled slippers are a must. So that's one possible reason?