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  Toilet Training Your Child -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Do not start toilet training until both you and your child are ready.
However, it is not uncommon for a child to still be in diapers at 2 and a half to 3 years of age.
Before toilet training your child, place a potty chair in your child's normal living and play area so that your child will become familiar with the potty.
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  Toilet training - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toilet training (or potty training) is the process of weaning a young child off diapers (nappies) and training him or her to use the toilet for urination and defecation.
A child is ready to begin toilet training when he or she can signal that his or her diaper (nappy) is wet, or that they need the toilet.
Toilet training takes on average 3 months, however it may be much longer before your child is completely dry during the day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toilet_training   (1178 words)

 Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Toilet training
If your child will be using the toilet, make sure that she can get to it by herself all the time (door open, light on at night), and that it is set up for her all the time that it is not actually being used by someone else.
Toilet training works best when there is no pressure for either the parent or the child.
If she is relaxed about it you could take her to the toilet or potty at a time when she usually does poo (such as soon after a meal), or soon after a sleep if she wakes up dry.
www.cyh.com /HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=122&id=1837   (2530 words)

 Pre-Toilet Training and Potty Training Tips and Help – parenting.org
Toilet training is often the first task that parents take a strong stand on.
Later, when you begin toilet training, you will be glad that your child already knows how to pull down his or her pants and that you don’t have to tackle that learning task in addition to toilet training.
A few weeks, or even months, before you think you will start toilet training, make a potty chair available to your child so that he or she can get used to it.
parenting.org /precious/l_current.asp   (1386 words)

 Your Child | Toilet Training
The average age for girls to be toilet trained is 29 months, and for boys it's 31 months.
Coordinate closely with other caregivers.  For example, if you child attends daycare, explain to the provider that you are using a toilet training method based on positive reinforcement.  Keep in touch with the caregiver regarding which step of the process you are currently working on.  Share these toilet training guidelines with your day care provider.
Toilet Training Guidelines: Parents-The Role of the Parents in Toilet Training from the American Academy of Pediatrics has helpful advice, including how to take your child's temperament into account in potty training.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/yourchild/toilet.htm   (1768 words)

 Toilet Training Brazelton
In 1957, studies found that 92 percent of children were toilet trained by 18 months.
This increasing trend for parents to leave the timing of toilet training up to the child, Rosemond said, is largely responsible for the rise in difficulties.
It may seem as if disposables are the quickest, easiest way to diaper your child, but the long-term effects especially in the area of toilet training could be detrimental to the esteem and health of your child.
www.dy-dee.com /Benefits_of_Cloth/Skin_Care/Toilet_Training_Brazelton/toilet_training_brazelton.html   (723 words)

 NNCC Toilet Learning
Learning to use the toilet is a big step in children's development, yet it can be a frustrating stage for both parents and providers.
Parents may want their child trained at a very early age, while their child care provider may feel the child is not ready yet.
Other basic strategies that parents and providers should discuss are the use of praise and rewards for using the toilet, the use of punishment for accidents, and strategies for gaining cooperation.
www.nncc.org /Child.Dev/fdc36_learn.toilet.html   (1095 words)

 Toilet Training
A few weeks of kind, consistent training will ensure that you dog/puppy will be reliably house trained for life (give or take the odd regression when ill etc).
The first point about toilet training for puppies is the need for a cage.
During the day, toilet training is mainly down to vigilance.
www.nichols-online.co.uk /html/toilet_training.html   (820 words)

 Toilet Training
Toilet training is a challenge for every family with a toddler.
For some families, it is fairly easily accomplished by the time the child is around 2 years old, but for a lot of children, toilet training can easily last into the 3's.
If you are having major problems with toilet training (constipation for example) or if you haven't achieved toilet training by 4 years of age please talk to your pediatrician.
www.brentwoodchildrens.com /toilet_training.htm   (292 words)

 Toilet Training
Toilet training problems often can be traced to other struggles between parent and child (discipline, authority acceptance, etc.).
Toilet training is a part of a life-long process of learning about the body and its functioning.
Toilet training accomplished in a calm and positive way is an important support for life-long appreciation of human sexuality.
www.classbrain.com /artread/publish/article_20.shtml   (1926 words)

Bowel training usually precedes bladder training, mainly because the doughnut muscles surrounding the bowel are not as impatient as those around the bladder.
Children learn to use the toilet the same way they learn to walk and talk: by imitating their caregivers- and when the appropriate nerves and muscles are mature enough to be coordinated.
Choose a time to train when you're not preoccupied with other commitments, such as during an older child's high-need period, work stress, a move, a week before childbirth (a new baby in the house tends to cause regression anyway), and so on.
www.askdrsears.com /html/10/t106600.asp   (5766 words)

 Pediatric Oncall- TOILET TRAINING YOUR CHILD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
However, do not start toilet training until both you (parents) and your child are ready.
When your child is ready for toilettraining (when your child shows interest) the transition may go much more smoothly.
If a child refuses to be toilet trained, the most common reason would be that he is not ready yet.
www.pediatriconcall.com /forpatients/Procedures/toilet_trainingpat.asp   (478 words)

 NNCC Toilet Training
Toilet training is easiest when children are physically and emotionally ready, which happens between age 2 and 3 years.
Some parents prefer to use diapers at first and switch to training diapers or pants when their child is urinating in the potty several times a day.
Toilet training is easiest when everyone can give it their full attention.
www.nncc.org /Guidance/toilet.train.html   (1483 words)

 How to Toilet-Train Your Cat
Besides, he's been using the toilet for more than six years now; when the whole idea was new to him he'd just as soon pee in the bathtub instead.) And if you are accustomed to closing the bathroom door when it's empty, you'll have to break that habit too.
Catch him beginning to use the toilet as much of the time as possible and show him where his feet are supposed to go.
When he is regularly using the toilet with his front feet out (and some cats naturally start from this position), begin lifting a hind foot out and placing it on the seat outside the front paws.
www.karawynn.net /mishacat/toilet.html   (1448 words)

 Toilet Training
If the dog has previously undergone paper training, then efforts have to be made to prevent the dog from having access to the previous toilet area.
The owner should keep the dog in the toilet area until elimination occurs at which time it should be socially praised and given a treat.
During the initial stages of training it is important to take the dog to the same outside toilet area.
www.lapuppyclasses.com /TopLinks/NeedAdvice/toilettraining.htm   (1075 words)

 Potty Training, Toilet Training Products, Potty Seats and potty charts, Toilet Training Videos - pottytrainingstuff.com
Whether you're looking for toilet training products or potty training tips, you want freedom from diapers and the huge changing bag you hauled around with you.
Most children complete toilet training by the time they are 3 years old.
But our potty training tips and products will help the toilet training process along, making it short, smooth, trauma-free and positive.
www.pottytrainingstuff.com   (387 words)

 Child Health Library - Growth and Development - Toilet-Training
Toilet-training is teaching your child to recognize his/her body signals for urinating and having a bowel movement and using a potty chair or toilet correctly and at the appropriate times.
If you try to toilet train before your child is ready, it can be a battle for both you and your child.
Even when children are toilet trained, they may have some normal accidents (when excited or playing a lot), or setbacks due to illness or emotional situations.
www.chp.edu /greystone/growth/tlttrain.php   (1240 words)

 Toilet Training
Toilet training is easier if your child prefers clean, dry diapers.
We’ll start today by having you wear training pants instead of diapers.”; It’s important to make toilet training the child’s responsibility and for the parent to adopt a very casual attitude about it.
If you begin toilet training and do have positive results or if the child is resistant, put the child back in diapers and wait few weeks to a few months.
www.rpeurifoy.com /parentng/toilettr.htm   (1047 words)

 Toilet Training
Toilet training can be frustrating (it's notorious for incidents of child abuse) but try to keep it in perspective.
It's not about you: The age at which your child is toilet trained is not a reflection on you -- or the child -- as a person.
Use this time to teach: Toilet training is a perfect time to teach about the body -- how it works, what the parts are called, and why things happen the way they do.
www.saferchild.org /potty.htm   (2325 words)

 Parenting: Toilet Training
Toilet training involves teaching me to go to, and use the toilet.
It also includes my getting the right amount of toilet paper, wiping clean from front to back, putting toilet pater into the toilet, getting off the toilet, pulling up my underwear and pants, flushing the toilet, and washing and drying my hands.
Most training will occur during the six weeks that follow the start of my toilet training.
www.parentingme.com /toiltrng.htm   (1364 words)

 How to Toilet-Train Your Cat: Frequently Asked Questions
Training two or more cats simultaneously is more complicated than training just one, in large part because if somebody messes up, it's often hard to figure out who to reprimand.
One night we were in a motel with a toilet that Misha just didn't like — it was oval rather than round, very long and narrow, and there was hardly any water in the bottom — not at all what he was used to.
He kept jumping off the toilet and scouting around in the corners like he was thinking about peeing there, and I just had to stand there and watch him and insist that he get back up on the toilet.
www.karawynn.net /mishacat/faq.html   (4173 words)

 Toilet Training Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Children with disabilities are often more difficult to toilet train than other children.
Also, some children are overwhelmed by the sensory stimuli in a bathroom, from the sound of rushing water, to the sight of the huge hole in the toilet, to the tactile senses in taking their clothes off and on.
If you answered “no” for all of these statements, your child may not be ready for toilet training; however, you may be able to work on bathroom routines in the meantime.
www.personal.kent.edu /~depeters/data/toilet/toilet.htm   (1023 words)

 Early Toilet Training
It sounds to me that you feel you may have started the toilet training process before your daughter was ready.
While some children do toilet train early, I find that most children are not fully ready for this step before the age of 2 and a half.
Usually, the later a child starts toilet training, the quicker the process is accomplished.
www.wholefamily.com /aboutyourkids/child/toilet_training_11_qa.html   (760 words)

 Open Directory - Shopping: Children: Toilet Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Potty Poncho - Protective toilet cover for children and adults that drapes over the entire toilet, is reusuable, washable and has a carrying case.
Potty Training Concepts - Offers training supplies as well as a "Potty Train in One Day" Program, which includes anatomically correct dolls that were specially designed to potty train.
Toilet Time Targets - Developed to assist in the training of boys and make potty time fun.
dmoz.org /Shopping/Children/Toilet_Training   (308 words)

 Toilet Training
Learning to use the toilet is a big step for both toddlers and their parents.
A healthy diet, adequate fluid intake, exercise, correct toilet training and regular toilet habits are important to prevent and help treat constipation in children.
The overall aim of this project was to educate young parents on the subject of continence/bladder and bowel health issues that arise from birth to adult, especially bed-wetting and toilet training.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Toilet_Training   (658 words)

 toilet training, potty, babybjorn, kooshies, uk
We supply a great range of toilet training equipment and accessories for newborn babies, infants, toddlers and children.
Please browse our sections and take a look at some of our toilet training and potty products.
If you are interested in our toilet training and baby potties and toddler accessories, or require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us
www.toilet-training-uk.co.uk   (236 words)

 Down Syndrome: Toilet Training in Down Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
But she was 50% trained at the end of a day, and 90% trained by the end of a week.
But you are not ready to begin potty training with this method unless you usually have obedience with a command and without a physical touch.
You will train your child to be aware of whether her pants are wet or dry.
www.einstein-syndrome.com /development/potty_training_description.htm   (3736 words)

 Toilet Training Basics for Toddlers
These signs include staying dry for at least 2 hours at a time, having regular bowel movements, being able to follow simple instructions, being uncomfortable with dirty diapers and wanting them to be changed, asking to use the potty chair, or asking to wear regular underwear.
You should choose a potty chair once your child has shown that he is ready to begin toilet training.
Things to avoid when toilet training your child are beginning during a stressful time or period of change in the family (moving, new baby, etc.), pushing your child too fast, and punishing mistakes (treat accidents and mistakes lightly).
www.keepkidshealthy.com /welcome/treatmentguides/toilettraining.html   (436 words)

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