Hi and welcome to my Pram Jam Blog. This month I am going to talk about the fun and games of “Toilet Training”. There is no set age when to begin. You will know when your child is ready and is showing signs. Toilet training should be a positive and natural process but as a parent you will need to be very patient. Most children start toilet training from around two to three years but night time training often takes a lot longer. Girls are usually faster then boys, but not always.

Signs to watch for if your child is ready:

  • they stay dry for a couple of hours at a time
  • wants their nappy changed when it is wet or dirty
  • they let you know when they have done a wee or poo or need to do one
  • are able to pull their nappy or pants down
  • show an interest in using the toilet

Toilet Training tips:

  • be relaxed yourself
  • put a potty in tour child’s play area
  • dress your child in clothes that are easy to get off and on
  • sit with your child while they are on the potty and praise them for trying
  • take your potty with you when travelling

We have lots of books to pick from and these are the ones I have selected:

Big girls go potty

big girls

 

 

 

 

 

Big boys go potty

big boys

 

 

 

 

 

I need a wee!

wee

 

 

 

 

 

Potty training: a practical guide for parents

potty training

 

 

 

 

 

The rhyme I have picked is Tinkle, tinkle little tot (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Tinkle, tinkle little tot,
Now you sit upon the pot
Any second you will see
Sprinkle, splash as you go pee
Tinkle, tinkle little tot,
Now you sit upon the pot

Toilet training can take a lot of patience but it is worth it in the end. Good luck with it. I look forward to hearing your stories.