TableĀ 2

Management of some common causes of delayed toilet training

Cause of delayed toilet trainingPrinciples of management
Constipation (see NICE guidelines)12Dietary and hydration advice
Stool softeners, for example, Movicol
Anal fissureAs for constipation
Urinary tract infectionHydration
Toilet hygiene advice (wiping front to back, cotton underwear)
Antibiotics
Detrusor instabilityTreat constipation
Anticholinergics, for example, oxybutynin
  • NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.