Last night we had our first Facebook chat of the year, answering your questions about moving on from nappies. Following on from this we thought it would be good to share with you our top toilet training tips!
Most children start to show they are ready around 2 -3 years of age, and it is good to know what to look for in terms of readiness signs.
Signs of readiness:
Huggies have a quick quiz you can take to check if your child is ready to start toilet training here.
When your child is around 15 – 18 months old, it is a good idea to start talking about using the toilet. Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling:
Try and make toilet training as fun as you can and praise your child for trying and when they success. Here are some ideas for how you could make toilet time a fun time:
It is important to try and be as patient as you can. Know that accidents will happen, so just go with it. Be prepared for when they don’t make it in time, and don’t scold or punish them.
Try taking them to the potty/toilet at regular times. Give them enough time to try to go, but try not to leave them there for too long.
If you have any more questions about moving on to nappies, know that you can always call PlunketLine on 0800 933 922 – it is free and available 24/7.
The following links also have some great information on toilet training that you may find useful:
25 January 2018