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:
The internet has never really lived up to it’s potential to bring people together.
In this unprecedented time of self-isolation, and social distancing, there has been a worldwide digital explosion of community. Museums, zoos, ballet companies, musicians, artists are all moving online to give the world free access to quality experiences and resources during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Below, we have curated some of the best of these opportunities. This list is designed to be used with our free downloadable schedule (tailored to two different age groups) to help you and your children love learning at home too!
Imagine coming out of self-isolation feeling not that you have wasted time, but that you have invested time. To turn self-isolation into something positive for you and your family, we highly recommend having a goal. Perhaps you’d like to come out of self-isolation with a toilet-trained toddler, an edible garden, or having taught a few key chores to your primary school-aged child.
Self-isolation. Hazmat suits. Empty grocery stores. Does anyone else feel like they've somehow fallen into an apocalyptic Hollywood movie?
But here's the thing. Sometimes, something good can come out of really tough stuff. Whatever is to come over the next season, we've got three practical tips to help you turn self-isolation into a positive experience for you and your kids.