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Potty training

Potty training

9 months

Using a potty is a new skill for your child to learn. It's best to take it slow and go at your child's pace. 

Being patient with them will help them get it right, even if you sometimes feel frustrated.

There are some tips to help you:


  • Children are able to control their bladder and bowels when they're physically and psychologically ready
  • Remember, you can't force your child to use a potty. If they're not ready, you won't be able to make them use it. In time, they will want to use one – most children won't want to go to school in nappies any more than you would want them to.
  • Try potty training when there are no great disruptions or changes to your child's or your family's routine. It's important to stay consistent, so you don’t confuse your child.
  • If you go out, take the potty with you, so your child understands that you'd like them to wee or poo in the potty every time they need to go.
  • Check that any other people who look after your child can help with potty training in the same way as you.
  • Keep the potty in the bathroom. Encourage your child to sit on the potty after meals, because digesting food often leads to an urge to do a poo.

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Make photos of your baby sitting on the potty, upload to the App. Write about your baby's current relationship with this specific tool.

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