The most commonly asked question when a child is reaching 2 is about toilet training readiness. As we know all children are different, even siblings, so there is no specific age to start toilet training. At TLC we support families and the child through this process in partnership. We believe the first step is at home. Children learn from observing and interacting, asking questions and use this learned information into their everyday lives.
To help your child be successful in toilet training we look for signs of readiness. These can be a combination of the following:
Your child may try and take off their own nappy when soiled or shows you they want to use the toilet.
Understands and is able to follow basic hygiene procedures.#
Can understand and follow simple instructions.
Generally, when the child is between 2 years 4 months and years depending upon if they are a boy/ girl and how consistent every party are involved.
Once you have identified your child is ready, have a chat with your child about how grown up they are to be wearing undies. I always recommend once you have committed make sure you follow through and only use a nappy for sleep times if needed. Have a little trust in your child’s new-found independence and ask them regularly for gentle reminders.
Don’t forget to praise your child’s achievements and success!
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