Some elders maintain the old concept and refuse to use diapers for their babies, and start to poop after birth; while some parents will let their children wear diapers until they are 3/4 years old in order to save trouble. Are these practices correct? How to do it correctly?
Diapers can indeed reduce the burden of parenting and at the same time reduce the disturbance to the baby. We recommend letting go of the flow to quit, but as the child grows up, the necessity of diapers for the child will gradually decrease.
If it is just for convenience and convenience, the child will be overly dependent on baby diapers. If the baby is already older and is still served by diapers around the clock, he may learn to hold back urine later than a baby who does not wear diapers, so that he is prone to bedwetting.
So, if you find that your baby often wets the bed after the age of 5, then you have to think about whether you have used diapers for too long?
Babies have developed a habit of peeing whenever they want, and the bladder has no chance to exercise, so they can't control their bladder and bowels. Don't let the urination harm your child!
"Urinating" itself violates and deprives the baby of its ability to control itself. It is not good for the child to urinate too early! "Training" the child to urinate and defecate on his own is worse than waiting for the child to feel uncomfortable after urinating and defecating.
Parents want their children to learn to urinate and defecate on their own as soon as possible, but they often work hard and fail to achieve the expected results. Premature emphasis can easily cause children to resist internally, and the result is often counterproductive.
Children generally feel uncomfortable when they are 2-2.5 years old when they urinate and defecate in diapers, and they will give parents an accurate signal before defecating.
At this time, as long as the parents take advantage of the situation and guide the child to sit on the toilet, the child will form a relationship between defecation and the toilet, and the normal defecation habit will soon be established.
Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children's excretion control muscles generally reach maturity between 12 and 24 months, with an average age of 18 months.
The maturation sequence of daytime and nighttime bowel control functions is: nighttime bowel movement function >> daytime bowel movement function >> daytime urine control function >> nighttime urine control function.
So, parents can do the following:
Before one and a half years old: try to use baby diapers so that the baby can defecate as he pleases, without causing psychological burden, and can sleep well.
From 1 and a half years old to 2 years old: try to remove the diapers during the day, and train the child to urinate into the potty or toilet; still need to use diapers at night, and gradually remove the diapers at night as the child's ability to control urine increases.
Before 3 years old: Although you can't completely learn to urinate and defecate independently, you can develop a good habit of urinating and defecating. It is best to stop using diapers after the age of 3, especially before going to kindergarten, you can learn to urinate and defecate independently.
But the timing of each baby's "quitting" diapers is different, which is related to the baby's physiological development, whether the parents have educated in advance, and whether there are good role models in life.
Before the baby can't urinate independently, it's better to wear diapers, which is not only convenient, but also relatively clean. If you are worried that the diaper will cover your child, you can change it in time after urinating and defecating.
In addition, as long as you don't use diapers for your children, you should wear underwear. No matter boys or girls, whether you wear baby diapers or cloth underwear, they can protect the private parts very well.