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On Toi­let Train­ing

‘‘Wait un­til they are ready and then go for it. Forc­ing them when they are not ready can lead to all sorts of is­sues, in­clud­ing bowel prob­lems’’ – Rhonda ’‘Have pa­tience – hard, I know, but it will hap­pen’’ – Beth ‘‘Take your re­luc­tant tod­dler shop­ping for undies. I bought mas­ter 2.5 Light­ning McQueen undies and he re­fused to wear nap­pies, only his cool new pants. Went from not in­ter­ested to com­pletely day-trained in two weeks’’ – Lynsey

‘‘A sticker chart worked well for us – one lit­tle sticker for wees, one big flash sticker for poos’’ – Caro­line

‘‘Lots of en­cour­age­ment, pos­i­tiv­ity, hugs and kisses even when they miss. Set small milestones and re­ward ev­ery mile­stone’’ – Tasi.

Check out tod­dler­in­tow.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion on ac­tiv­i­ties and ser­vices for un­der 5’s in Porirua!

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