Constipation can sometimes be the cause of toileting problems - but also the other way round.
Forcing a child to toilet train when they aren’t developmentally and emotionally ready can result in withholding behaviour and ultimately cause constipation too.
Here are some tips for ensuring a happy toilet training experience:
1. Keep the pressure off, there is seldom any rush for toilet training
2. Maintain happy, colourful language around toileting, it’s never shameful
3. Practice ‘timed toileting’ with regulartoilet sits for a few minutes after breakfast, lunch and dinner
4. Make dietary changes to keep things soft and moving, avoiding constipation as much as possible
Remember: You can always talk with your child’s doctor about ways to manage constipation.
The @drgolly 2-5 year Pre-schoolers program has lots of tips for toilet training as it relates to sleep to help your child stay dry overnight when they are ready.
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