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  4. Hi, How can we get our 26 month old son started in toilet training. He squats when he wees or dirties his nappy and tells me when he's done it. He talks about the undies we bought him and I bought him the Huggies toilet training nappies in the hope he wil
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Hi, How can we get our 26 month old son started in toilet training. He squats when he wees or dirties his nappy and tells me when he's done it. He talks about the undies we bought him and I bought him the Huggies toilet training nappies in the hope he wil

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, It seems like he's making a start; once toddlers recognize that they're wet and/or dirty and can hold on for a while until they get to the toilet, then these are positive signs of readiness. Is he waking up dry from his daytime sleep? That's another signal. Take him to the toilet with you when you go and if possible, get his dad to take him too so that he sees what's involved and has some positive role modelling. Take him to the potty or the toilet every couple of hours and make sure you're using a toilet seat insert so that he feels safe and secure and can't fall into the toilet. If you use a potty for him or a toilet chair then make sure he can easily and readily access this when he needs to. Avoid overt praise and fuss just be very matter of fact about it all. And importantly, there is no room for punishment with toilet training, it's all about nervous system maturation and exposure and lots of practice. You may want to defer the whole process until the weather is warmer; summer is a more practical time to toilet train children. And check the Huggies site for more comprehensive information on toilet training - here is a start https://www.huggies.com.au/toddler/toilet-training/ Best Jane
Answered: 27 Aug 2014