Before beginning toilet training: First assess bladder control, physical development and ability to follow instructions to see if child has developed sufficiently to acquire toilet training skills. A child is ready to be trained if he or she:
- Picks up objects easily and walks without assistance; and can follow 10 instructions: point to nose, pull up your pants, sit on the chair, stand up, etc.
- Can relax while sitting on the toilet
- Is aware of how to empty the bladder