T.T.T. Toilet Training for Toddlers
Why can’t you train a baby? <ul><li>They do not have the muscle control </li></ul>
WAIT! *Most people start too early * 2 to 2 1/2  yrs is average age *Girls might train later than boys
SIGNS OF READINESS <ul><li>Dislike of being wet/soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Stay dry longer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask to use the ...
Before you begin… <ul><li>Talk about it </li></ul><ul><li>Imitate it </li></ul><ul><li>Read stories </li></ul><ul><li>Watc...
Guidelines for Buying Underpants <ul><li>Let child choose </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Training underwear...
PATIENCE *Daytime control may take 1-2 months *Night time control may take a year *Praise good performance and effort
ACCIDENTS <ul><li>Probably  will  happen </li></ul><ul><li>Less  as the child grows older </li></ul><ul><li>Ease off  pres...
PROBLEM AREAS/Hygiene <ul><li>Washing:  Teach hand washing early </li></ul><ul><li>Flushing can be FUN or SCARY </li></ul>...
Nighttime Control <ul><li>Comes  later  than daytime control </li></ul><ul><li>Is okay for a child to wear a diaper at nig...
Resistance to Training <ul><li>Possible causes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-year old independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F...
Regression <ul><li>Is it common?  YES! </li></ul><ul><li>May be caused by birth of a new baby, vacation, moving, etc. </li...
Other Methods for Training <ul><li>Targets in the toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerios </li></ul><ul><li>Potty chairs </li></...
Do’s: <ul><li>Let the child decide when to begin </li></ul><ul><li>Praise for successes </li></ul><ul><li>Be supportive, g...
Don’t: <ul><li>Force the child to sit for a long time </li></ul><ul><li>Expect the child to perform on the spot </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. T.T.T. Toilet Training for Toddlers
  2. 2. Why can’t you train a baby? <ul><li>They do not have the muscle control </li></ul>
  3. 3. WAIT! *Most people start too early * 2 to 2 1/2 yrs is average age *Girls might train later than boys
  4. 4. SIGNS OF READINESS <ul><li>Dislike of being wet/soiled </li></ul><ul><li>Stay dry longer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask to use the toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Take diaper off </li></ul>
  5. 5. Before you begin… <ul><li>Talk about it </li></ul><ul><li>Imitate it </li></ul><ul><li>Read stories </li></ul><ul><li>Watch videos </li></ul><ul><li>Play games </li></ul><ul><li>Buy equipment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guidelines for Buying Underpants <ul><li>Let child choose </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Training underwear (Pull-up, thick underwear) </li></ul>
  7. 7. PATIENCE *Daytime control may take 1-2 months *Night time control may take a year *Praise good performance and effort
  8. 8. ACCIDENTS <ul><li>Probably will happen </li></ul><ul><li>Less as the child grows older </li></ul><ul><li>Ease off pressure </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROBLEM AREAS/Hygiene <ul><li>Washing: Teach hand washing early </li></ul><ul><li>Flushing can be FUN or SCARY </li></ul><ul><li>Parents help wipe first, then child can do it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nighttime Control <ul><li>Comes later than daytime control </li></ul><ul><li>Is okay for a child to wear a diaper at night and during naps? YES! </li></ul><ul><li>Signs of readiness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wake up dry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wake up to use the bathroom </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Resistance to Training <ul><li>Possible causes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-year old independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enuresis – Physical inability to control sphincter muscles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Regression <ul><li>Is it common? YES! </li></ul><ul><li>May be caused by birth of a new baby, vacation, moving, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>What should be done? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t get too upset </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Other Methods for Training <ul><li>Targets in the toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerios </li></ul><ul><li>Potty chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Musical toilet seats </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s toilet seat </li></ul><ul><li>Stool </li></ul><ul><li>Treats/Rewards </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do’s: <ul><li>Let the child decide when to begin </li></ul><ul><li>Praise for successes </li></ul><ul><li>Be supportive, give praise and encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the child’s body and feelings </li></ul>
  15. 15. Don’t: <ul><li>Force the child to sit for a long time </li></ul><ul><li>Expect the child to perform on the spot </li></ul><ul><li>Train during times of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Scold or be upset by accidents or compare them to other children </li></ul>
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