I have a 3-year-old son who asks about the toilet and, when we go, he asks if we are doing a wee or poo. Occasionally he will say ‘I poo’ or ‘I wee’ and I ask if he wants to use his potty or the toilet like mummy and he says no. How did everyone know when their little ones where ready to use the toilet?


Posted by Beck1986, 24th October 2016


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  • My son has started to know when he’s doing wees & poos. We have a potty in the bathroom, which he has asked to use successfully a couple of times. Over Christmas, I’m thinking I’ll do a dedicated few days of toilet training. I’ll need to buy a smaller toilet seat soon though to get him used to the idea.



  • If your child is able to tell you when they have pooped or wee’ed then that is a good sign that they are aware of their bodily functions and a great time to start. Try a potty or a special seat on the toilet. Lots of praise and encouragement, but try not to show dissapointment or anger when they have an accident. Goodluck


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