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Healthy bladder and bowel habits in schools

Research shows that bladder and bowel problems can have a negative impact on a child's self-esteem and quality of life.

Toilet Tactics is designed to educate and motivate children to adopt healthy bladder and bowel habits. Many lifelong attitudes, beliefs and behaviours can begin in childhood and instilling these values at a young age may help avoid issues later in life. 

Toilet Tactics Kit*

Toilet Tactics is a fun, user-friendly kit designed to help promote healthy bladder and bowel habits in primary schools and improve or maintain the standard of school toilets.

Toilet Tactics is for use in Australian primary schools and designed to involve the whole school community. 

The Kit is divided into sections for teachers, students and parents and can be integrated into classroom activities for health education. 

Register for your free kit by selecting one of the following links or phone 1800 33 00 66.

Request a Kit for a Primary School

Request a Kit for a Health Professional

Parents who wish to promote Toilet Tactics to their child's school can order a Toilet Tactics information brochure.

Testimonials 

"Toilet Tactics has improved student toileting habits. Some students were not using the toilets at school and now they are" - Teacher

"The Toilet Tactics information has gone through at school association, parents and friends and all staff levels. It has raised a huge awareness of practical issues with toilets, especially in the junior school and is really starting to raise awareness of issues" - Principal

"It's definitely a wonderful resource that I always refer to in my practice and offer to schools and parents of children with continence problems" - Health Professional 

Resources for parents and children

Daywetting in children

Soiling in children

How your bowel (poo) works

How your bladder (wee) works

Tips for bedwettting for children who want to enjoy a sleepover

If you are caring for a child with special needs and incontinence, practical tips and advice are available to assist you with your care. Read more on Caring with someone with incontinence.

More resources for primary schools 

Incontinence in children - information for teachers factsheet

Promoting healthy bladder and bowel habits at school webinar

Tips for supervising someone else's child with bedwetting problem

KidsMatter 

KidsMatter helps to promote children's mental health and wellbeing, by working with families, health and community professionals, primary schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

More resources for health professionals

Children's bowel diary

Continence care plan

*Toilet Tactics Kit is based on the UK Bog Standard with permission from ERIC