Toilet and Potty Training Resources
The Bladder & Bowel UK leaflets here are suitable for children with typical development and for those whose children have additional needs.
Toilet and Potty Training
Becoming toilet trained is an important milestone for most children. However, many families have lots of questions about how to start working on the skills that their child will need to learn to use the potty. The information here will help provide you with the answers.
Children with additional needs can usually start to work on the skills for toilet or potty training at about the same chronological age as all children. Therefore, the information in the section below is likely to be helpful for you.
Toilet Training Children with Additional Needs
The information provided here will help you to understand the extra help and support that some children with additional needs may need to learn to use the toilet or potty. The information in the leaflets may be helpful for all children, although some of the leaflets are designed for children with named conditions.
Pants4School Top Toileting Tips
Pants4School are resources developed with Positive About Down Syndrome to help toilet training children with learning disabilities. The aim is to enable children with Down syndrome to be toilet ready for school.
Families of children with other learning disabilities, or whose children who do not have additional needs, but who are finding toilet training challenging, may also find this information helpful.