More children are being toilet trained later, according to the results of a new survey of early years staff by ERIC and National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).
Of the early years staff across the UK that the Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity ERIC and NDNA surveyed, 68% said they felt that over the last five years, children were being potty trained at a later age.
Support for parents
The biggest reason cited for this was busy parents postponing potty training their child for as long as possible or needing to spend more time at work. Nursery practitioners felt that parents needed more support and 92% believed that toilet training should be a shared responsibility between nursery and home.
For Potty Training Advice for parents and Early Year providers see ERIC, The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity