Category Archive: Potty Training Tips

Aug 11

Potty Training Challenge: Daycare (Part 1)

Potty Training Daycare

You might be hoping that your child’s daycare / nanny / babysitter will potty train your child for you.  On the other hand, you might be terrified that they will mess things up and cause setbacks in your training!   This blog is the first in a two-part series about daycare.  Part 1 is about …

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Jun 12

Potty Training Reward Charts

Potty Chart - Princess

For many parents, a reward chart is a desired piece of the potty training plan.  Some benefits of using a sticker chart are: Engaging visuals and characters may assist with the child’s interest the potty training Earning stickers and placing them on the chart may be motivating for the child You both have a visual …

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May 12

Potty Training & The Dreaded Public Restroom

potty training

I hate them, you hate them, but they are a necessary evil.  I recommend that sometime, very early in your potty training journey, you venture out into the world and have your potty trainee use public bathrooms.  The longer you put it off, the harder it can be for your child to be comfortable using …

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May 06

Potty Training Boys

There is a lot of talk about the fact that boys take longer to potty train than girls. Does science back up the anecdotes you hear? Several studies show that on average, boys are ready to train later than girls, and take longer to train than girls. In one study in Wisconsin in the 1990’s, …

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May 03

Potty Training Tips (2)

use a teddy bear to model potty training

As promised, here are some more potty training tips that you may find useful.   Setting the Stage Start watching potty-related DVDs or using potty Apps (Elmo and others) to help generate interest well before you start asking your child to “try” the potty. My children didn’t really like the Elmo DVD but a lot …

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May 02

Potty Training Tips (1)

potty training countdown

Here are a couple of ideas from “been-there-done-that” moms that may speed your child’s learning and acceptance of the potty and the idea that he/she will soon be giving up their diapers. The Countdown At least a few days (but preferably weeks) in advance, do a countdown to the day when your child finishes using diapers …

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