June Rogers, the UK’s expert on paediatric continence draws a distinction between potty training ie taking away nappies during the day and preparing babies/toddlers for using the potty/toilet. We don’t just suddenly show children books with writing and expect them to read right? We show them shapes, then books with shapes and pictures. We read to children, we talk about books. All part of developing the skills and experiences they need to eventually read books. So why has it become the norm to suddenly introduce potty and pants to your child at 2-3 years old?
Advice from the top paediatric continence expert June Rogers is to prepare your child with potty/toilet skills and awareness before potty training starts. You can see June Rogers in a video talking about potty training HERE