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Toilet (potty) training


There is a wealth of advice online on toilet training.

Get practical advice and top tips from CBeebies on how to start training your child. Click here to open the link.


Alternatively, for information and support, you can go to the ERIC website, where they also have a useful webinar on potty training. ERIC is the childrens bowel and bladder charity. And the Hampshire Healthy Families has useful tips and a video guide to toilet training.


How we support toilet training at The Barn

  • If you have not yet started toilet training, or if it is ‘on hold’ for a while – then either nappies or pull ups are fine for when at The Barn.

  • Once you have started potty training, do have a chat with your key person/Supervisor so that we can carry on following the approach you have introduced at home.

  • You might want to borrow our special Potty Training sack with books, stickers and charts.

  • We have lots of spare clothes, but it is also useful to make sure you have some extra clothes in your child’s bag. Remember to put in some special pants and a couple of spare nappies/pull ups.

  • Do encourage your child to drink plenty, eat a balanced diet and be physically active.

  • Constipation affects 30% of all children and is most common among toddlers and pre-schoolers. Withholding, where children avoid going to the toilet to do a poo, can also be a problem.

  • If you have any concerns, do talk to your GP, health visitor or call 111.

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