Toilet training can often be a tedious task – particularly when it is not clicking for your child. So what can you do to support your child in gaining the independence to be able to take care of their toileting needs? Keep reading and you can use these handy tips to help the process…
Environment Set Up
If Your Child is Scared of the Toilet
Consistency really is the key for toilet training. It is imperative that you stick to your routine so your child understands the requirements for toilet training. If your child is in underwear, try not to resort back to nappies as this is a conflicting message and may indicate to your child that they get the “easier” option of being in a nappy if they have accidents. Consistency and positive reinforcement are 2 of your greatest allies with toilet training.
All of these tips are the basic building blocks to successful toilet training. If you are having significant difficulty toilet training your child or your child has chronic constipation, please seek medical advice so that a team of professionals can assist you.
Kait is passionate about her work of supporting children and their families to feel confident and competent to meet the joys and challenges of day to day life. Her work as a paediatric OT has allowed her to develop specialist skills in play, toileting, feeding and self help skills.