Welcome to our Toilet Training Page
What is Toileting Training?
Toilet training is teaching your child to recognize their body signals for urinating and having a bowel movement
It also means teaching your child to use a potty chair or toilet correctly and at the appropriate times.
The difference between potty training and toilet training is: an adult lead the child to use the potty, whereas toilet training is the child learning independence and is more child directed.
How Can I help my child?
Offer your child praise for successful use of the toilet or small rewards, such as stickers, every time your child goes in the potty. Keep a chart to track of successes.
Have your child flush the toilet, so they get to know the routine. Schedule potty breaks. Have your child sit on the potty/toilet without a nappy for a few minutes to recognise the process.
Praise your child for trying. You could say, ‘Well done for sitting on the potty/toilet’. Gradually reduce the praise as your child masters each part, so it becomes routine and normal.
Remain calm and reassuring as you support your child during this process.
Click on the logos below to find out more information to support your child with toilet training.
Did you know? You can see if you can get support by applying for disability allowance.
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