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Toilet training is easy when you have the right tools

What age should you start toilet training?

Every child is different and will be ready to start potty or toilet training at different ages. However, most children are typically ready to start toilet training between 18 months and 3 years old. If your child shows interest in using the potty or toilet, or begins to tell you when they need to go, this is a good sign that they are ready to start toilet training.

Is it better to toilet train on a toilet or a potty?

While some children may be able to transition directly from nappies to using a toilet, others may find it helpful to start with a potty. A potty can be less intimidating for a child and may make the toilet training process easier. You can always try both methods and see what works best for your child.

How long does it take to potty train a child?

Again, every child is different and will learn at their own pace. However, most children are fully potty trained within 6 to 12 months.

What equipment do you need for toilet training?

If you are using a potty, the first thing you will need is obviously the potty itself. If you are skipping the potty step and using a toilet, you will need a toilet trainer seat that can be placed over a normal toilet seat. You may also want to have a step stool on hand to help your child reach the toilet. Some parents use pull-ups. They are used during the transition between nappies and underwear

What are some tips for toilet training?

  • Encourage your child to try going to the toilet or potty at regular intervals, even if they don’t feel the need to go.
  • Make sure that there is no pressure on your child to succeed. Toilet training should be a positive experience for both of you.
  • Be prepared for accidents. It is important to remain calm and reassuring when this happens.
  • Celebrate your child’s successes, no matter how small they may be. This will help to encourage them and keep them motivated.

Toilet training can be a challenge for both parents and children, but it is important to remain patient and positive throughout the process. With a little time and effort, most children will be successfully potty trained in no time!

Do pull-ups help with toilet training?

Pull-ups can be helpful for some children during toilet training. They can give a child a sense of independence and help to avoid accidents. However, they are not required and some children may do just as well without them.

Do nappies delay potty training?

Nappies will not delay potty training. In fact, some children may find it helpful to wear nappies or pull-ups at night or during long car trips. This can help to avoid accidents and make the toilet training process less stressful.

What are some common mistakes parents make when toilet training?

One of the most common mistakes parents make when toilet training is using too much pressure. It is important to remember that every child is different and will learn at their own pace. Forcing a child to toilet train before they are ready can make the process more difficult and stressful for both of you. Another common mistake is not being prepared for accidents. Toilet training is a learning process and accidents are bound to happen.