December 28, 2021
“Once you start training your little one to control his needs, don’t despair or get discouraged. Be patient, don’t scold him, on the contrary, motivate and encourage him. Each child is different and everyone eventually stops using diapers ”, says Dr. Eduardo Rodríguez, pediatrician at our clinic.
From what age can a child stop the use of diapers?
When they have reached a certain neurological, physical and psychological maturation. This occurs, on average, between 22 and 30 months of age.
How long will it take the child to learn?
There is no exact time for the child to learn, however the average is between 1 and 2 weeks. Every child is different and has their own rate of learning.
Some recommendations to teach our little one to put down the diaper:
What could be happening if your little one keeps getting wet during the day?
If your child is 3 years old and still cannot control his bowels during the day, there is a possibility that your child might have organic problems such as infection, urinary tract obstruction, sleep disorder or some psychological conflict, so it is recommended to discuss this with your pediatrician. Only a small group of children delay controlling their bowel until they are 5 years old.
Dr. Eduardo Rodríguez
Pediatrician at Clínica Ricardo Palma