Why are mums potty training so late??

(4 Posts)
Feders Wed 13-Jul-11 19:35:19

Why do so many modern mums struggle with toilet training their children??
Thrity years ago (and yes we did have disposible nappies then) it was quite normal for children to be potty trained by two but these days many four year olds are starting nursery-school wearing nappies!!! Why do health visitors recommend that parents wait until children 'show interest' in the potty before attempting to train?? Are they on commision from the nappy manufacturers?! Potty training is not rocket science and there are many helpful books to guide parents through the process. I believe that the later it is done the harder it is, as by three years old children are more inhibited about their bodily functions and prefer to stick with the comfort of their nappy. Are parents just too busy these days or do they expect childminders or nursery-schools to do the job for them??

NerfHerder Wed 13-Jul-11 21:20:18

Wow- is this problem specific only to St Albans?

MotherGoose85 Wed 13-Jul-11 22:13:28

Hi NerfHerder, am new to Mumsnet so did not realise this was a St Albans only thread. Will post on the general forums.

NerfHerder Thu 14-Jul-11 16:11:37

WHy do you have a different name? confused Is this part of the great MN confusion?

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