Articles & Advice for Mom on Potty Training
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Don’t Get Spooked!
“Potty training is an opportunity for toddlers to gain independence and become a Big Kid®, but many parts of the process are unknown, so it’s only natural that they feel a little intimidated at first.”
Your little one may be ready to brave the neighborhood this Halloween dressed as a ghost or goblin,…
Potty Training on the Go : Top Tips for Potty Training Outside the Home
By Kelly D. Burgess
Sarah Kuehn of Enid, Okla., is going to approach potty training a little differently with her second child. Overall, things went pretty smoothly when she went through the potty training process with her first daughter, Katrina, until a bad experience with a high-tech toilet.
“It was one of those automatic…
Recognizing the Urge
Parents usually recognize when their child has to go to the bathroom (the wiggle, the crossed legs). The trick is turning those signals into teachable moments so your child recognizes that what’s going on can go in the potty!
Wiggles and GigglesChristine Louise Hohlbaum, an American living in Paunzhausen,…
Hot Topics When Starting to Potty Train : The Top 7 Questions About Early Potty Training
Kristin Petrick is in the beginning stages of potty training her 2-year-old daughter.
“She tells me she wants to go to the potty, but when we get to the potty, she doesn’t go,” says the Omaha, Neb., mom. “While I don’t want to ignore her requests, I wonder if there is a way to alleviate the false alarms?”
How to Help Overcome Your Child’s Potty Fears
All toddlers have some sort of fear - "the dark," "bugs," "under the bed." When starting the potty training process it's important to keep it fun and positive so potty training doesn't get added to the list. Here are some common "potty fears" to look out for and how to deal with them: