Interview the adult and observe the child’s bathroom habits. Toileting is dependent on family expectations and background, and cultural differences. Type of diaper used also impacts feeling of wetness, so children who wear pull-ups may not feel wet.
See if the child spontaneously uses good hygiene in the bathroom.
If hygienic bathroom practices have been taught, the child is independent in bathroom practices.
Consult with early childhood educators and parents about the child’s hygiene in bathroom practices. Talk about teaching the importance of good bathroom habits for health and the need to be considerate of others.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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