Toilet Training

How do I know if my child is ready for toilet training?

Most children are generally ready for toilet training between the ages of two and four. That being said, every child is different and so some children could start even earlier while some simply won’t be ready until a little later.

We recommend a child- led approach, waiting until your child is showing some signs that they are ready means you are less likely to come up against obstacles and power struggles.

Typical signs that your child is ready to start toilet training include, if they start having fewer wet nappies, they show discomfort if their nappy is wet or dirty or they can pull up and down their own pants.
“Potty training is a developmental process, not a race.”
Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone for every child. It is a massive step towards independence but toilet training can also be a nerve-wracking and stressful time for you as a parent. 
We have supported many families over the years to make this stage as stress-free and successful as possible.

Common issues that can arise while toilet training

From the outset, you would think it should be pretty straight forward, but toilet training is not as easy as it seems. We have worked with many parents who can attest to that!

The most common issues that we see are:

Fear of sitting on the toilet

Holding onto bowel movements

Is not communicating when they need to go

Will only use on potty or toilet

Was doing great but is now having accidents

Fear of flushing the toilet

When to seek help with toilet training?

Toilet training is tough and there is no shame in needing help. We have supported many children and parents on their toilet training journey and usually it just takes that extra little bit of guidance to get back on the right path.

As always, our approach is child-centred and so we will assess your child’s toileting routine in detail, and develop a toilet training plan that suits your child, family and your lifestyle. We will also check in regularly through your journey to ensure you feel supported throughout.

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These are all common issues and ones you need to be prepared for before you even begin your toilet training journey. Luckily, we have designed a fantastic online toilet training course that shows you exactly how to troubleshoot these issues, saving you a lot of time and unnecessary stress.

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Toilet Training Online Course!

As well as one-to-one consultations and toilet training support, you can also avail of our online toilet training course which includes everything from preparation to problem solving those hiccups that pop up along the way.

The course has 4 modules, all under 30 minutes each and all materials needed are included. You can also get access to a private group where you can ask any specific questions you might have.

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