Some children require sound (auditory stimulation) to encourage/assist them with toileting.
These musical potties and accessories for a standard toilet have integral electronic sensors. The sensors detect temperature increases or moisture and then play a tune.
Toilet training can be a stressful time and children with developmental delay will generally take longer to learn a toileting routine. Parents can feel pressured into getting their child out of nappies in time for the start of playgroup or school. It is important however, to only begin toilet training when the child is developmentally ready. Then there should be a co-ordinated approach between everyone involved with the child.
An alternative to musical potties and sensors are potty stickers which are widely available on the high street. These are stuck to the potty, and when the potty has been used a picture or encouraging message will appear on the sticker.View references and sources of further information ›
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