My child is resisting the toilet training process. We got off to a good start, but now she’s refusing to use the toilet. What can we do now?
If you wait until your child seems ready to start the toilet training process, it can mean less set-backs in the long run. Here are the signs to look for.
It's one of the less glamorous tasks of parenthood (because, well, poo) but a necessary one nonetheless.
This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.
The books make it seem easy. You start toilet training, and within a few weeks, your child is no longer wearing nappies. In reality, things don't always go as planned.
From the clever to the strange, we've found a selection of products to help you toilet train your toddler.
There's something about toilet humour and 3-year-olds - at an age where they're learning about the human body, this topic is an endless source of comedy. If your little one is captivated by bums, farts and wee, check out some of these books.
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.
As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.
Punishing children for bedwetting won't solve the problem and may make it worse, researchers have confirmed.
When to start toilet training is a decision that can be fraught with worry, and, like nappies, there is no ‘one size fits all’. But there are many reasons to hold off.
Parents are given lots of advice when they enter the toilet training phase, but the risk of a toddler getting their head stuck in a toilet seat is not usually on the list of warnings.