16 Apr 2015

Toilet training and bedwetting - what's normal?

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 16 April 2015

Toilet training
Photo: CC BY 2.0 Todd Morris

Toilet training and saying goodbye to nappies is a major milestone for children and parents. But for some children it doesn't happen as naturally as it does for others.

What is considered a "normal" age for toilet training and dry nights?

What are the early warning signs of problems and what strategies can parents use to overcome issues?

Mary-Anne Caulfield is a Tauranga based continence nurse advisor with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board who works with children with toileting difficulties and advises families around the country. She discusses the issues with Kathryn Ryan.