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Toilet Training

Toilet Training

Toilet training, also known as potty training, is a significant milestone in a child’s development as they transition from nappies to using the toilet independently. It typically occurs between the ages of 2 and 4, although the timing can vary for each child. Toilet training involves teaching children to recognise their body’s signals for needing to urinate or have a bowel movement and guiding them in using the toilet appropriately. It requires patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement from parents or caregivers.

 The process usually begins by introducing the child to a potty chair or a child-sized toilet seat and encouraging them to sit on it regularly, especially after meals or when they show signs of needing to go. Parents can also use visual cues or particular words to help children associate these signals with using the toilet. Positive reinforcement, such as praise or rewards, can motivate and encourage children during toilet training. Remember that every child is unique; toilet training may take time and practice. Parents should be supportive and understanding and avoid pressuring or punishing the child for accidents. With consistent guidance and patience, children will gradually learn to use the toilet independently and gain confidence in their self-care abilities.

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