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Children learn to tell when they need to do a poo or wee at different ages. Your child will generally be ready for toilet training around 18 months to 24 months. Night-time training can take place from five to eight years. Before introducing the toilet or potty, it helps a lot if you have an established daily routine with your child. This way, the new activity of using the toilet or potty can be slotted into your normal routine. Your child is showing some signs of being ready if he: - is walking and can sit for short periods of time - is becoming generally more independent when it comes to completing tasks - is becoming interested in watching others go to the toilet (this can be awkward or make you uncomfortable at first, but is a good way to introduce things) - has dry nappies for up to two hours – this shows he’s able to store wee in his bladder (which automatically empties in younger babies or newborns) - tells you (or shows obvious signs) when he does a poo or wee in his nappy – if he can tell you before it happens, he’s ready for toilet training - begins to dislike wearing a nappy, perhaps trying to pull it off when it’s wet or soiled - has regular, soft, formed bowel movements - can pull his pants up and down - can follow simple instructions - shows understanding about things having their place around the home from raising child network, australian parenting website
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