Toilet Training

Introducing the School Of Toilet Training

Are you and your toddler just about ready to say goodbye to nappies for good? Then it’s time to enrol in the Pull-Ups School of Toilet Training.

We have plenty of helpful information, tools, free samples, prizes and even advice from experts and other parents, to guide both you and your toddler right through to graduation.

Toilet Training Lesson Plan

  1. Are you ready?
  2. Your School Kit
  3. Roll Call
  4. Head of Class
  5. Graduation

First day jitters?

Don’t be nervous about your first day of School, we know it can seem a bit overwhelming for both you and your toddler. However, we are here to help!

Not all children will progress through toilet training school at the same pace. For some kids it will all seem easy. For others it can be a journey full of highs and lows. But to give yourself and your child the best chance at success make sure you are armed with the tools, information and advice you need!

How to score A’s in Toilet Training

Let your child set the pace
Trust your child, let your child set the pace. Don’t try to force them to learn too fast. Support them with the encouragement and positive feedback they need. Look out for the Signs of Readiness.

Be Positive
Say “You’ll do better next time” or “Don’t worry about the accident, we’ll get it right soon”. Keep building confidence. Encourage those ‘Big Kid’ feelings.

Be Consistent
Try your best to avoid giving mixed signals. Switching back and forth to nappies is confusing to a child. Once you make the switch to training pants, stick with it. Wearing training pants makes your child feel like a “big girl” or “big boy”.

Be Patient
There will be accidents! But mistakes are what we learn from. There may be times when your child seems like they are regressing. Don’t get discouraged – this is perfectly normal. Be confident that things will be back on track in no time.

Is my child ready to start school?

There is no ‘magic toilet training age’ – but it is always a good time to get prepared. The majority of children are ready sometime between 18 months and 3 years, although most do not fully master toileting skills until after their 2nd birthday.

If many of the Signs of Readiness listed below are clearly present, it’s probably time to start thinking about toilet training. Remember, if your first attempts are met with little success, or if your child starts out fine but then regresses, don’t worry. Just stop and start again later when your child appears more ready or interested in starting. If you try again with not much luck, consider some toilet training tips

Q What will I need?

A “Good information on toilet training, a potty or training seat, training pants and tools”

Q Is there any right age to start?

A “Put briefly, no. Most children toilet train between 18 and 30 months, for the best chances of painless success watch for signs of toilet training readiness”

Q What are the signs of readiness to toilet train?

A “Recognising the urge to of, talking about ‘wee’ or ‘poo’, showing discomfort when there are wet or have a full nappy and your child demonstrating the ability to follow instruction”

Q What about when I’m at work?

A “If your child is under the care of someone else, make sure you’ve spoken with them about how to toilet train, using the same approach as you and what to do, to ensure consistency”

Q Is there anything to help motivate my child to learn?

A “Yes. Toilet training tools like books, stencils, activities, games and progress charts with stickers can not only make toilet training fun for your child, but also boost their interest in succeeding”

Q What about when I’m out and about?

A “Consider a travel potty, or if that is not practical, training pants - like Pull-Ups - make life a little easier”

Q I’m having problems, what do I do?

A “If your child is having setbacks, the potty or having accidents, consider holding off on training until they’re ready. Toilet training problems usually occur for this reason”