Toilet Training Resources

Toilet training can be a frustrating process for you and your little one. If that's the case or your don't know where to start, please feel free to use these tips and handouts for reference.

Toilet Readiness

Your child may or may not be ready to start toilet training. Most children are ready at about 2-3 years, and research shows that it's not very beneficial for you or your child to start toilet training before that time. Starting toilet training too early can lead to frustration and anger in your child and can draw the process out even longer. It's best to let your child tell you when they're ready to start toilet training. Use the link below to learn more about how to tell whether or not your child might be ready for toilet training.

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At Angel Care, we aim to support you and your child during the toilet training process. If you feel it is time to start toilet training your child, have a conversation with your child's teacher. It is important that you and your child's teacher are using the same language and responding in the same way during active toilet training.

Active Toilet Training

If your child is exhibiting signs of toilet readiness, it may be time to start actively toilet training. Active toilet training includes a number of things including asking your child if they need to use the restroom, offering the use of the toilet each time you change your child's diaper, and discussing what the toilet is used for and how to address their "I need to go" feelings.

At Angel Care, we work with families to provide the easiest toilet training experience we can. If you are starting toilet training with you child, it is important that you have a conversation with your child's teacher about how you are pproaching toilet training at home. Using the same language and response can be important in helping your child learn how to use the toilet.

Nighttime Toilet Training

It takes a little bit longer for children to become toilet trained at night. When the child is asleep it is harder for them to recognize the feeling that they need to use the restroom and harder for them to make it to the restroom in time. Be patient with  your child if nighttime toilet training is taking a little longer. 

Accidents

Children have accidents. As a parent during toilet training, it is easiest to accept this fact and be able to calmly handle the situation when it occurs-frustrating as it may be. If your child is having regular accidents, it may be a sign that it's too early to start toilet training with them. If your child only has an accident once in a while, it is likely that they were simply unable to reach the toilet in time or that they were unsure that they had to go until it was too late.