When we first came to Danielle, our daughter, nearly 2, had been holding on to her poos, usually for around a week (sometimes longer), for about 6 months. She also had terrible, bleeding nappy rash, and would scream hysterically at every nappy change. Our entire lives revolved around these problems. We’d visited GPs, paediatricians and child nurses with no success, and her condition was getting worse. Within a few weeks of our first visit, everything started to turn around. Danielle persisted with our GP for an x-ray, which revealed complete blockage of her intestines. She recommended a different nappy cream and laxative, both of which were immediately successful. Now, 9 months on, after much planning, persistence, patience and phone calls, our daughter is toilet-trained, pooing happily and not showing any trace of holding on. We cannot recommend Danielle’s expertise and caring, on-going support highly enough. If you are experiencing any toileting issues with your child, please do yourself a favour and book in to see her immediately.
Toilet training was becoming a major problem for us with our 3 1/2 year old daughter. It was obvious she knew when she needed to go but would not use the toilet or potty and became extremely distressed whenever we tried. I had tried a lot of things so was slightly sceptical when I contacted toileting tots. However, after following the plan for about a week she became comfortable and began to wee and poo! I am so glad I contacted Danielle and very grateful for the help.
Despite showing all the signs of readiness for some time, our son was happy to do his wees on the toilet, but began only wanting to do his poos in a nappy or would hold them in causing constipation.
This had been going on for approximately 4 months, we had tried so many different approaches with no success and our sons toilet anxieties were increasing.
A friend suggested seeing Danielle after attending one of her talks and it was the best thing we did. Danielle was amazing and I can highly recommend her and Toileting Tots. She took the time to understand what was going on for our son and provided a customised plan, as well as strategies to use if things weren't "going to plan". In addition, Danielle was in contact throughout the process which provided both ongoing support and encouragement.
Within 6 weeks, our son was doing his poos on the toilet and more importantly, the step by step approach meant it wasn't a stressful experience for our son (and us). Our son even told us when he was ready to stop wearing a nappy of a night!
It has been 5 months of success now, but being a busy boy, every now and again our son will decide he would rather "hold" his poos rather than take the time to go to the toilet. However, we can identify the signs and straight away we use the techniques Danielle shared with us and our son is happy to be back on the toilet for his poo.
Thank you so much Danielle, we couldn't have don't it without you 🙂
Thank you for the practical and easy to implement strategies for toileting success. We were easily able to implement the program into our busy daily lives. I can not talk highly enough about the individual tailored program designed for out daughter.
My son Declan aged 4.5 years, had been wee toilet trained for a while and would only poo in a nappy. My husband and I tried everything to convince Declan to use the toilet but nothing helped. This went on for about a year and I found out about Toileting Tots and Danielle. We decided to give it a go and after meeting Danielle, she was very professional and understanding. With her advice and step by step plan, Declan was completely toilet trained after 5 weeks.
We are very grateful to have found Danielle and would highly recommend her to anyone. She was brilliant and we couldn't have done this without her support. Thank you Danielle!
Julie, Malcolm and Declan.
Despite her having very good awareness and control, we found it impossible to convince our 3.5yr old daughter to poo on the toilet rather than in a nappy. This had been going on for about 6 months when I saw a flyer advertising Danielle’s services. I was initially a bit sceptical, and wondered what a toilet training consultant could tell us that we couldn’t find out for ourselves on the internet, but the other testimonials convinced us to give it a go.
Right from the start Danielle was very professional and provided a personalised, step by step plan. The face to face consultation was very helpful, and she had strategies for managing all the “what if” scenarios I thought might arise. Our plan worked like a dream, and our daughter progressed through the steps hardly missing a beat.
We’re very pleased we sought help from Danielle. My Husband even commented recently that he’d “pay the money again in a second”, if we had our time again.
My Zoe is four and a half years old, and I suppose I just thought she would start to poo on the toilet like most of the other children her age. I was wrong and after many ( distressing ) solo attempts, she would not poo without a nappy.
After following Danielle's well tailored toileting program for 6 weeks, we have finally had success. It is still only early days, but the changes that have been made already are enormous, and I am so grateful.
I would highly recommend Danielle, for any toileting issues, and just wish I had found her earlier !
I can guarantee that Miss 3 would still be asking for a nappy to poo in if we hadn't met Danielle! I had just had my 3rd baby and we had somehow very easily slipped into this habit of her asking for a nappy to poo. This had gone on for almost a year. I found myself at a loss, and when good intentioned people kept telling me she would 'do this when she was ready', I found burying my head in the sand approach wasn't working for us. Thank goodness for discovering Toileting Tots and Danielle. She gave me a step by step care plan on how to tackle and approach this issue with Miss 3 and within 4 weeks, she was going successfully to the toilet. I never thought I'd see the day! I honestly couldn't have done this without Danielle's support, reassurance and knowledge! She was there for me continuously, and we are forever grateful.
The gratitude I owe to Danielle at Toileting Tots is huge.
If it wasn’t for Danielle I would never have found out that my son (5) suffered from constipation. After several meetings with my sons school about his accidents I was at a loss as to what I could do or what was coursing it. It wasn’t until my first speaking with Danielle and discussing with her everything that was going on that she suggested an x-ray. This showing my son was blocked from top to bottom. After almost a year now of continued support and guidance (and much patience with me not my son) that we are now 2 months of no accidents.
I had no idea what this was doing or how this was effecting my son, he is now happier and healthier than ever and I owe it all to Danielle.
Danielle is a toilet training genius! We started toilet training Kate at age 2. While she was excellent at doing wee on the toilet, pooing on the toilet was a struggle. With the beginning of Kindy approaching we were becoming stressed that she wouldn't be trained in time. The general mood around the house changed significantly. We had to pull Kate out of swimming lessons and going out anywhere was frustrating as most of our time was spent in the toilet with Kate. After trying absolutely everything rewards, punishment, change of diet etc. we were at our wits end and made the decision to contact Danielle at Toileting Tots. We should have done it sooner. Danielle was quick to pinpoint the problem and we trialled a number of laxatives until we found the one that worked well for Kate. Danielle was professional, supportive, caring and very understanding during this journey and we can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Danielle!