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Fifteen-minute consultation: problems in the healthy child—toilet training
  1. Hannah Jacob1,
  2. Ben Grodzinski2,
  3. Caroline Fertleman3
  1. 1UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  2. 2City of London School, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Whittington Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hannah Jacob, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK; hcjacob{at}


Toilet training is a process that all healthy children go through. It is one of the developmental milestones for which parents most often seek medical help. Despite this, many paediatricians feel unconfident managing children presenting with a toilet training problem. We address some common questions arising when assessing and managing such a child, including identifying rare but important diagnoses not to miss.

  • General Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Practice

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