Going potty


Successful toilet training depends on being alert to when children are ready and relaxed, says Penny Tassoni, and nurseries should co-ordinate the process with a child's parents Toilet training is one of those hot topics where advice to parents has changed radically over the years. 'Regular bowel action is of the greatest importance,' wrote Mary Truby King at the turn of the last century in her popular book, Mothercraft. 'If training is begun on the third day, baby will very soon learn to pass a motion at the same time every day. The nurse or mother should place a little chamber on her knees. Let the baby feel the cold edge of the chamber at his back.'

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