Toilet training for the child with chronic illness

Pediatr Nurs. Nov-Dec 1996;22(6):469-72.


Toilet training is as necessary a developmental step for the child with chronic illness as it is for the healthy child. Helping families and children to achieve this task, despite the demands of the illness, may require modification of usual techniques. Assessment of readiness and impediments to toilet training along with suggested intervention approaches are addressed. Case examples demonstrate individualization to specific children's needs.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease / nursing*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Parents / education
  • Pediatric Nursing*
  • Toilet Training*