Stress-free Potty Training

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Stress-free Potty Training

Format:  Paperback,

233 pages

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

Publish Date: Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9781444107494

ISBN-10: 1444107496

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Opening with a unique questionnaire to help parents decide if their child is ready, this guide is child-focused and supportive, full of reassuring advice and practical solutions Equipping parents to spot the all-important signs that a child is ready, this manual will then help both parent and child to prepare for the days ahead, through talking, playing, and reading books. Once both are fully prepared, the book takes readers step-by-step through the process, from the earliest days to going out and night-time dryness. It offers advice on how to cope if the parent working or the child is in daycare, address special needs and relapses, and gives plenty of reassurance and practical tips for dealing with common problems. With case studies, further resources and expert insight, this is a comprehensive guide that will help any family achieve this major step with minimal stress or worry.


Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9781444107494
ISBN-10: 1444107496
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 233
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Meet the authorsp. ix
Only got a minute?p. X
Only got five minutes?p. xii
Only got ten minutes?p. xiv
Introductionp. xix
What is toilet training?p. 1
How has toilet training changed over the past generation?p. 2
What works and what doesn't?p. 4
What age can you begin toilet training your child?p. 6
Case study: getting ready to toilet trainp. 7
Summaryp. 8
Toilet readinessp. 11
What are the signs to look for?p. 11
Physical skillsp. 12
Self-help skillsp. 15
Understandingp. 16
Communicationp. 17
How to tell if your child is readyp. 18
Toilet readiness questionnairep. 19
Working in partnership with your childp. 22
Working parentsp. 25
Nurseries and childcarep. 27
Case study: two failed attempts at toilet trainingp. 28
Summaryp. 31
Preparation for toilet readinessp. 33
A word about wearing nappiesp. 34
Pull-ups versus pantsp. 35
Clothesp. 37
Equipmentp. 38
What you may need for getting out and aboutp. 40
Skillsp. 41
Incentivesp. 49
Getting your child used to sitting on the pottyp. 51
Case study: hiding when doing a poop. 52
Frequently asked questionsp. 54
Summaryp. 55
The process of toilet training (bladder)p. 58
When it's best to startp. 58
Drinks and dietp. 60
A word about accidentsp. 62
Keeping a diaryp. 63
Twins and tripletsp. 64
Getting startedp. 65
Boys standing up to weep. 73
Case study: refusing to sit on the pottyp. 74
Frequently asked questionsp. 76
Summaryp. 77
The process of toilet training (bowels)p. 80
Diet and constipationp. 81
How to tell if your child may be constipatedp. 82
How constipation developsp. 82
Risk factors for constipationp. 83
Preventing and treating constipationp. 83
Increasing dietary fibrep. 84
Increasing fluid intakep. 85
Typical daily diet for a three-year-oldp. 89
When to see your GPp. 90
Childhood soilingp. 91
The process of toilet training - getting startedp. 92
Case study: will only do a poo in a nappyp. 95
Frequently asked questionsp. 98
Summaryp. 99
Self-help skillsp. 102
Hand-washing - why it is importantp. 102
How to teach your child to wash her handsp. 103
Personal hygienep. 105
Threadwormsp. 106
How do you treat threadworms?p. 108
What about my child going to nursery or school?p. 110
Frequently asked questionsp. 110
Summaryp. 111
Common problemsp. 113
Wetting or having lots of accidentsp. 114
Case studyp. 115
Checklist if your child is wettingp. 123
The problem of soilingp. 123
Stress-related soilingp. 125
Case studyp. 126
Checklist if your child is soilingp. 130
Refusing to sit on the pottyp. 131
Case studyp. 131
Checklist if your child does not want to sit on a pottyp. 134
If your child is hiding when doing a poop. 135
Case studyp. 135
Checklist if your child is hiding and doing a poop. 138
If your child is holding on to a poop. 138
Case studyp. 139
Summaryp. 142
Night-time trainingp. 145
What are the signs to look for?p. 146
How to tell if your child is readyp. 146
Making the decision to night-trainp. 147
Equipment that may be usefulp. 148
Night-clothes and nappiesp. 149
Diet and drinksp. 149
Getting startedp. 150
Night-time wakingp. 151
To lift or not to liftp. 154
Making progressp. 155
Case study: ready for night-trainingp. 157
Frequently asked questionsp. 159
Summaryp. 160
The school-age childp. 162
Independence skillsp. 162
Relapsep. 165
Case study: soiling at schoolp. 167
What is nocturnal enuresis?p. 170
What are the causes of bedwetting?p. 171
School Nurse-Led Enuresis Clinicp. 173
Treatment for primary nocturnal enuresisp. 173
Campaigns in schoolsp. 175
Case study: wet at nightp. 176
Frequently asked questionsp. 178
Summaryp. 179
Children with special needsp. 181
Children with special physical needsp. 182
A routine for toiletingp. 183
Bladder trainingp. 185
Learning disabilitiesp. 186
Working out a programmep. 187
Children with autistic spectrum disordersp. 190
Other resourcesp. 191
Summaryp. 192
Medical conditionsp. 194
Urinary tract infections in childrenp. 194
How does the urinary tract normally function?p. 195
How does the urinary tract become infected?p. 195
What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?p. 196
How to test for a urinary tract infectionp. 196
Treatmentp. 197
Further testsp. 198
How to prevent a urinary tract infectionp. 199
Daytime wettingp. 202
Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)p. 204
Frequently asked questionsp. 207
Summaryp. 208
Special situationsp. 210
New baby in the familyp. 210
Illnessp. 214
Moving housep. 216
Starting nursery or schoolp. 217
Holidaysp. 220
Family upsetsp. 221
Summaryp. 223
Taking it furtherp. 226
Indexp. 229

Book description

The key to successful potty training is knowing when to start. This book gives you the signs to look for, making sure that you and your child stay happy and relaxed. Follow this step-by-step guide from a qualified health visitor and you will avoid all the most common problems, achieving dry days and nights in no time and without tears or trauma. Book jacket.

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