When I started toilet training it was because I did not want to have two kids in nappies anymore. I thought my son seemed old enough to start wearing undies. I had no idea if he was ready – but I sure was.
“Some children learn to use complex electronic devices before they achieve continence”
– explains Anna Christie from the University of New South Wales. In her 2010 research she found 51% of Australian children studied were fully toilet trained during the day by three years old compared to 97% in 1960.
The reality is because of advanced disposable nappy technology coupled with a mobile busy world with lots of kids in structured early childhood environments; there is a changing landscape on the toilet training front compared to the previous generations..
Many parents are given the message “just wait until they are ready”. But what does that look like for your child?
Just like every developmental stage, kids go through it at different times.
Your child will be showing you through their behaviour that they are ready to abandon daytime nappies.
We have a list for you of things to look for in your child's behaviour that will help you work out how close you are to being ready to make the move towards a nappy-free bot bot.
..... and if you are ready, we have some great Toilet Training tools ..... hot tip, the Toilet Training Game rocks to help get you and your little one ready to potty train:
Well, we've all heard that plastics are bad and we shouldn't be eating from it, let alone our kids. But what about Melamine? What about Bamboo? I think we stick to the plastic options most of the time because the information about other options is just too overwhelming and confusing.
So we stick with plastic, because it is cheap and doesn't break, but all the time feel vaguely uneasy that we may be doing something that might one day harm our kid's health.