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There are many sensory factors that can affect the toileting process. Your child may be either hypersensitive to sensory input or be hypo-sensitive and have low sensory awareness. Sensory issues may cause your child to feel anxious and stressed in the bathroom. Try various calming techniques to make the toileting experience and the bathroom environment welcoming and relaxed. Relaxation is key to successful toilet training.
To help your child relax and to minimize his negative reaction to the bathroom, try:
For additional tips on making the bathroom a comfortable and inviting place and to encourage your child’s participation in the toileting process, see TIPS For Living Life To Its Fullest: Establishing Toileting Routines For Children by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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