Thinking it may be time to start toilet training?
Most toddlers are generally ready for toilet training somewhere between two and three years old although some children are early starters and show signs of readiness at 18 months. Day-time training is usually accomplished long before night-time training, which may not happen until they are 5 or 6 years old.
Your child may be ready for toilet-training if you notice some of the following signs:
- They begin to have dry nappies during the day – this indicates that they are starting to learn control of their bladder
- They tell you when they’ve done a wee or poo – if they start telling you in advance that they need to do a wee, they are well on the way to toilet training
- They try to take off their nappy when it’s wet or dirty, or complain about it being wet or dirty
- They no longer do ‘baby’ poo, instead they produce soft but properly formed poo
- They are curious about what goes in the toilet
- They are interested when you go to the toilet – by watching you go to the toilet, they will quickly learn what is supposed to happen there
- They are interested in completing tasks independently
- They understand and can follow simple instructions
- They can get their pants up and down independently