Potty training is an important milestone for your child, but learning to gain control of the
bowel and bladder is a complex process and your child needs to be emotionally and
physically ready to start potty training.
Children normally start showing signs of being ready to potty train around the age of two, but not all children are the same and some will be ready earlier, some later.
Your child will learn to understand and know how to react and respond to the feeling that they need to
empty their bladder or bowel. They will also need to understand what you want them to do and
how to do it.
Use the menu on the left to read more about potty training and to download ERIC's guides and tips.
Step-by-step potty training
When it's time to start potty training your child, use ERIC's practical, simple to follow potty training system, which can be applied equally effectively to boys and girls.
Download the very popular ERIC's Guide to Potty Training
leaflet which answers questions about knowing when to get started, how to get ready, and includes a step-by-step guide for potty training.
Extra help with potty training
If you need additional potty training help, ERIC's Helpline (Tel: 0845 370 8008, Monday to Thursday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm) can offer you the support you need to successfully overcome any problems, or you can post a message on our parentsí message board
for other parents to offer you an insight into how they tackled toilet training.
Potty training products
You can also visit our webshop
to view potty training information books for you and potty training story books for your child. In the shop you will also find potty training pants and pads, absorbent mats, a range of potties and nappies for swimming.
You might also like to try Pampers Baby Dry Pants
which allow babies and toddlers to stay dry for up to 12 hours, including during the night. They're easy to pull on and take off by tearing away the sides.