Flowchart – Toilet Training

At ERIC, we are passionate about increasing early intervention into childhood continence problems and promoting excellence in continence care.

The following resources can be used during a child’s early years to help identify any problems, to signpost sources of help and information:

Back to the Children's General Continence Flowchart

Training events

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Early intervention programme by Health Visiting teams – parents of ALL children to be offered ERIC's information about potty training.

Opportunity created to highlight any concerns regarding potty training or any bladder or bowel difficulties – staff member to discuss with family and signpost to appropriate support

Constipation identified – follow Flowchart for Constipation


Lack of parental information about potty training identified – signpost to ERIC’s information on potty training. 

Child with developmental delay – provide ERIC’s Guide for Children with Additional Needs leaflet and/or signpost to Bladder and Bowel UK

Health Care Professional to liaise with nursery/Portage/other child care setting as required to ensure continence is promoted appropriately.

If ongoing problems identified – follow Flowchart for Children with Additional Needs