Cant wait to get your toddler out of nappies but unsure about when to start their toilet training? We have some tips that might help!
How Long Does Toilet Training Take?
Teaching a toddler to use the toilet is a long training task. It often takes between 3 and 6 months to teach them the basics, but can take more or less time for some children.
Make sure not to rush this training as it may hinder your toddlers' learning process. Most children show signs of being ready for toilet training between ages 18 and 24 months. However, others might not be ready until they're 3 years old.
Bear in mind that though you have toilet trained your child, it might take months to even years to help them master staying dry at night.
There could be reasons why you might want to put off starting toilet training, such as:
Birth of a sibling
Changing from the cot to the bed
Child is feeling unwell
Top tips about toilet learning with kids - created by Linda Ward
You may be familiar with Forward Professional Development - an entity created by Linda Ward from our previous blog "Strategies , tips and tricks for parents" check out her toilet learning clip.
Even if your child is not yet ready for potty training ,you can prepare your little one by :
Using words to practice like ("pee," "poop," and "potty").
Asking your child to let you know when a nappy is wet or soiled.
Recognizing behaviors ("Are you going poop?") so that your child can learn to recognize the urge to pee and poop.
Using a potty chair so your child can practice sitting on, first wearing clothes or a nappy then once ready can go bare.
Check out the "Sitting on the Potty" video which shows another way of teaching your toddler through song. It is the perfect potty training song for young ones to watch online.
And the wiggles "Toilet song"