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First rule out any medical causes for your child’s toileting difficulties. Your child’s GP would be your first point of call.
Understand your child’s sensory needs in relation to toileting. See our Understanding your child’s sensory needs and Supporting your child’s sensory needs factsheets.
Here are some steps in creating an effective toilet training programme. They can be run concurrently and consistently for the toileting programme to be effective:
When your child is toilet training, it is more successful if they are out of nappies. It can get messy and can be time consuming. It might be easier to start toilet training at home over the weekends then gradually transition to underwear full time.
Other factors might be a hindrance to successful toilet training such as noisy hand dryers, smells in the toilets and other sensory issues. Bear this in mind when generalising to other toilets. You may have to work on those skills separately.
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