Toilet training

Out of all the skills that a child develops during their childhood, the independent use of the toilet is perhaps the most appreciated by parents!

When a child struggles to master this skill, is delayed, or resistant, it can be really challenging for a parent.

When toilet training goes on for a while parents tell us they feel like they have tried everything and they have no more strategies left.

Some children continue to go in a nappy or pants, others may hold it in for long periods causing health issues.

As children get older, parents can become increasingly concerned about their child not being toilet trained before starting school and the implications of this.

Night-time incontinence beyond the age of five years is also an issue that help is sought for.

A comprehensive assessment provides parents with expert help in working towards solutions to the problem

An assessment starts by analysing the child’s current physical skills, sensory and behaviour patterns and daily routines.

With this information a personalised program is developed to help guide and support your child to master this essential skill.

How can toilet training help parents or caregivers

When your child begins to be able to use a toilet successfully day and night, you will be one step closer to changing your last ever nappy or last set of bed sheets due to a night-time accident!

Your child will gain confidence and you will no longer need to be concerned about the health issues that can be caused by poor toileting habits, or the social issues that may arise as they get older and attend school or sleepovers.

To find out more about toilet training support or other programs for parents/caregivers available near you, contact us today.


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