Stepping Stones Director Heather Curran helps teach a youngster to use the potty.
Stepping Stones Director Heather Curran helps teach a youngster to use the potty. CHRISSY HARRIS

Training kids at their own pace

HEATHER Curran helps many children go potty. As a director of Stepping Stones she has seen her fair share of nappies, accidents and successful toilet training. She said the age of toilet training varies for the kids at the centre but can start as early as 15 months.

“It all depends on the child, when they’re ready,” Ms Curran said.

A new study has shown that the increasing number of parents who delay potty training are doing a disservice to their children. The study revealed that a growing amount of parents are leaving toilet training until the child is three or older with infants wearing nappies for up to a year longer than previous generations.

Ms Curran said it was important parents trust their own instincts when it comes to toilet training and watch out for when their child display signs of being ready to potty train.

“Often kids will let you know when they’re ready. They’ll start pulling their nappies off or asking to go to the toilet,” she said.

“Some kids take a little longer than others.”



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