How long will it take?
1 Month
Around a month. But remember. Every kid is different. If it takes longer or there are some setbacks along the way, it’s ok. It’s all part of the adventure.
Should I use a potty or go straight to the toilet?
Start with the potty. It’s good at preventing accidents when kids can’t get to the toilet in time or surprise wees when you’re out and about.
  • Step 1

    They’re probably wondering what goes on in that room with the big noisy thing that smells funny. So, take them into the toilet with you when you go.

  • Step 2

    Have some fun by letting your kid pick their own potty or training seat. Then tell them how it works.

  • Step 3

    Introduce Potty Time. Toilet Time. Or whatever you want to call it. A time each day to practice sitting on the potty or the toilet. Try bedtime. Or after dinner (preferably once they’ve finished eating).

  • Step 4

    Keep going. The more you encourage your kid to use the potty or the toilet the more they will keep doing it. Show them how to wash their hands. Or flush the scary big toilet on their own. And if they do something right, even if it’s just not weeing on the floor, celebrate every small victory.

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  • Step 5

    As your kid gets more and more used the potty, get them to spend more and more time on it. Before long, they’ll be ready to say hello to the big toilet. A kid-sized seat or a step stool is a great way to make big toilets less scary for kids.

  • Step 6

    Be patient. Be supportive. And most importantly don’t worry if there are setbacks or accidents along the way. It’s normal.

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