Tag Archive: potty training

Jun 12

Potty Training Reward Charts

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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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Jun 02

Guest Blog – Potty Training a Special Needs Child

Name: Shanda Blog: http://www.sahmto4boysplus.blogspot.ca/ Shanda is the first guest blogger on Potty Whiz!  With 4 boys, she has had a lot of potty training expertise, which she shares freely on a Babycenter forum.  In this post she shares some tips that might help other parents of special needs children. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Thank you for this opportunity …

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May 26

Potty Training Challenge: Child Doesn’t Initiate

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Potty Training Challenge: This series of blogs will cover some common challenges that parents run into with potty training, such as withholding bowel movements or urine for long periods of time, or a child that does not initiate potty visits (only going on a parent’s suggestion).   Potty Training Challenge #2: The Child Doesn’t Initiate …

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May 20

Potty Training Challenge: Withholding Bowel Movements

Potty Training Challenge: This series of blogs will cover some common challenges that parents run into with potty training, such as withholding bowel movements or urine for long periods of time, or a child that does not initiate potty visits (only going on a parent’s suggestion).   Potty Training Challenge #1: Stool Toileting Refusal (Withholding Bowel Movements) …

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May 12

Potty Training & The Dreaded Public Restroom

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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)

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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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Apr 30

Parent Readiness

There is much discussion about “child readiness” with potty training. Every book, website and expert has their own version of a readiness checklist. Some of them are pretty good, while others are ridiculous. Your child doesn’t need to be able to stay dry for several hours and say “mommy I have to pee” before potty …

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Apr 29

When is Potty Training Complete?

Many of us have wondered “when is potty training” complete, or “when can I consider my child “potty trained” versus “potty training”?”   There are a lot of different views.  Mine is that once your child is down to 1-2 accidents a week and is initiating most toilet/potty visits on their own without prompting, you …

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Apr 27

The Myth About Disposable Training Pants

Often we don’t think about where the information we read or hear comes from, or about the motivations behind the products we use and the information we consume.  Big companies exist to make money.  They hire doctors, celebrities and marketing experts and do their best to make us think that their products are right for …

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