At 1-2 years of age:
The child usually develops a conscious sensation of a full bladder.
At 2-3 years of age:
The child usually develops the ability to stop and start the flow of urine.
At 2-4 years of age:
The child usually becomes able to empty their bladder at any degree of fullness.
Poo can do a lot more than removing waste from your body. The different shapes, textures and colours can actually be used as a good indicator of your health.
Given how important this basic bodily function is for us, it’s important to understand how to interpret the information from our poo.
An easy way to do this is through the Bristol stool chart,
which is a useful tool to classify your type of poo.
Urine naturally carries a yellow pigment. When you are hydrated (drinking an adequate volume of fluid), your urine will be a light yellow or close-to-clear colour.
If you are becoming dehydrated (not drinking an adequate volume of fluid), you may notice that your urine becomes a deep amber or even light brown colour.
Sometimes your urine colour can be a sign of a health condition that you need to address.
5 simple habits to keep you in control of your
bladder and bowel: