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Confusion exists about when to start toilet training, which causes stress and anxiety. Another consequence can be the actual postponement of the toilet training process, which has created extra social problems. Therefore, in this review we will focus on the proper moment to start toilet training, more specific on readiness signs. This will clarify on which(More)
Several changes have occurred in the toilet training (TT) process in recent decades. There has been an increase in the use of daycare as both parents now often work outside the home. Most children attend daycare centers during the period TT usually takes place, and daytime training has shifted from home to daycare. This study is the first to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the age at which parents start and finish toilet training (TT) their children has increased. To cope with the problems caused by this later completion, it is essential to identify the beliefs and attitudes of the parents. METHODS Two thousand questionnaires were distributed to parents of children aged 30 to 36 months, attending(More)
AIMS To investigate how toilet training (TT) is dealt with and what the associated feelings are in Flemish families using day-care at least once a week. METHODS A questionnaire was provided to 256 parents of healthy children between 15 and 35 months old, using day-care every week. Data were analyzed using SPSS18.0. RESULTS Two hundred twenty-two(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to check the possibility of observing readiness signs proposed in the literature (Study 1) and to investigate the interrater reliability of observing readiness signs between different researchers (Study 2). MATERIAL AND METHODS In Study 1, 24 healthy children, recruited in Flemish childcare centres, were observed.(More)
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