Child Development: Parenting

Toilet Training Guide

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When to Begin

Your child may be ready to begin toilet training once they are aware that they have soiled their nappy, or once they are aware that they need to soon. They may not actually say it, but there may be signs that you notice.

The age at which this occurs will differ for every child, and bowel control tends to come before bladder control. During the day, half of all two year olds stay dry, and this increases to 90% by age three. At night it takes a little longer, and they may not go through the night without wetting their nappy until between three and five years.