Are you embarking on the journey of toilet learning with your child?
As a parent, you probably have a multitude of questions swirling in your mind. We understand your concerns, and we’re here to provide you with some insight into this transformative phase of your child’s development. Let’s address some common questions that parents often ask when it comes to toilet learning.
How Long Will This Really Take?
We understand that you want to set realistic expectations for your child’s toilet independence. While we can’t promise overnight success, we also want to spare you from the frustration of prolonged efforts. Research indicates that the process of daytime toilet independence typically takes about a month. Nighttime toilet independence comes in due course, taking a little longer.
Why Does This Program Last Six Weeks When Some Parents Do It in Three Days?
Our focus isn’t solely on speed; it’s on achieving accident-free toilet independence. While some parents claim success in just a few days, the key isn’t the speed of the process but the end result. A child who takes a bit longer but achieves accident-free independence is in a more favorable position than one who rushes through with frequent mishaps.
Our parenting approach emphasizes gradual adaptation. Just as children need time to grasp other skills, like stacking rings, they need time to understand and embrace toileting. The goal is to create a lasting habit that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
What If I Don’t Want the Process to Last That Long?
We respect your preferences. If you’d rather expedite the process, you have the option to learn the four steps and implement them intensively in the final two weeks of the cohort. Rest assured, you’ll have ongoing access to our support team for guidance and assistance.
Should I Let My Child See Me Using the Toilet? Why?
Believe it or not, encouraging your child to witness you using the toilet is a positive step. It might feel a little unusual at first, but it’s a powerful way to normalize the process. By demonstrating how to use the toilet, you’re showing them a fundamental life skill. So, don’t be shy about letting your little one tag along!
Can’t I Leave the House Until Step Four?
Certainly, you can adjust your approach to suit your needs. During the early stages, you can explain to your child that diapers are still used for naps, bedtime, and outdoor excursions. As you progress to step four, you can inform them that diapers are now reserved only for naps and bedtime. Feel free to tailor this to your family’s routine. For instance, you might choose to use diapers for outings longer than 15 minutes, with the option for a bathroom visit whenever possible.
Remember, toilet learning is a journey filled with ups and downs.
Flexibility is key as you navigate this important phase alongside your child. Stay patient, remain adaptable, and celebrate each milestone along the way. Together, we’re guiding your child’s early steps towards confident toilet independence.