Sally Hall founder Cradle to Kindy offers some practical tips on toilet training your toddler.
As summer approaches toilet training becomes important for parents and their little ones who are eager to shed nappies and join the ‘big’ girls and boys.
Sometimes after your child has been fully toilet trained they can regress and start wetting their pants again. This is usually because the child is feeling some kind or stress. This may include a new baby being born which is linked to many regressions in toilet training. Other things that contribute to toilet training regression is an abrupt change in routine, moving, starting and/or changing day care or any other major.
If you find your child is still having accidents, even after doing a lot of preparation and intensive work with toilet training, you can try Positive Responses Practice. This is an intensive practice where the child practises going to the toilet after they have had an accident. Doing this a number of times (10) will reinforce when they need to go to the toilet and the procedure of what they need to do when they actually get to the toilet.
Toilet training can result in odours and stains after little accidents, we have put together some simple environmentally friendly and budget beating tips to remove those nasty stains and smells. We recommend you always test a small patch before using these ideas.
Many families who use child care ask themselves from time to time whether it is beneficial for their child. Some parents can experience disapproval from others about their decision to use child care, particularly if their child is very young. This is often fuelled by the ongoing debate that frequently surfaces in the media about whether child care is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for children.
From the moment we are born, we begin developing the skills we need for life. Not only do children rapidly acquire a range of physical, cognitive and emotional capabilities during their early childhood years, this is also a critical period for brain development. The experiences that children have during their early years have a significant impact on the way they develop; the interactions and relationships they have with their caregivers at home and elsewhere are particularly important.
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