Grooming and toilet habits

Your child needs your help to develop daily habits for grooming and hygiene, getting ready in the morning and going to bed at night. Your child can now dress herself and might want to choose her own clothes.

Your child may be able to use the toilet on her own by now. She still may need some help wiping after a bowel movement. Remind her to always wash her hands when she’s done.

Some children don’t like to use the toilet when they’re away from home. Reassure your child and teach her to ask other adults for help if she has these difficulties. Talk to your child's caregivers or teachers to find suggestions to help if your child has these fears.

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