Potty Training

Potty training

What do you need to bring with you to nursery?

  • Six Changes of clothes (at least)
  • Trousers, socks and pants – avoiding dresses for girls where possible.
  • We recommend using cheap / plain pants as if they are heavily soiled they will be thrown away for sanitary reasons.
  • Communication – We are here to help you and your child through this special and very important milestone.

When do we start?

The recommended age is 2yrs and 3mths. Trying train too early or too late can cause delays in the process. However, this is just a guide and it is important to remember that all children are different (even siblings). Watch out for the following signs:

  • Indicating a wet / soiled nappy
  • Wanting to take nappy off
  • Showing interest in using the potty or toilet
  • Staying dry for longer periods of time
  • Taking an interest in others using a potty / toilet

How to start toilet training

A great starting point is to place pants directly over your child’s nappy / pull up. Tiger Tots recognises that a child needs to feel the difference of sensation and feeling wet in pants. Pull-ups provide the same absorbency as nappies
So your ready to start – Take your child regularly to the toilet – every 30 minutes if you can. Your child will gradually build confidence and more bladder control. Don’t be disheartened by accidents, it is common to have them and remember this can happen to children as old as 8 years old.

Be aware that after eating and drinking it is biologically natural to want to evacuate our bowels and bladder. Limiting night time feeds and drinks after 6 / 7pm (dependent on bedtime). On long journeys ensure regular bathroom breaks. Encourage bathroom breaks before going to the shop etc. Identify specific times of the day in which accidents occur and try to prevent them by increasing bathroom trips.

Communication between Nursery and Home is KEY.
Children are always delighted with their success.

Let your child choose a potty, provide books in the bathroom and enjoy sharing this wonderful milestone with your child.