Above all else, this is probably the problem I hear about the most often. A child will be fully potty trained - except they won't poop in the potty. Mastering pooping on the potty can seem to take much longer simply because there are so many fewer opportunities to practice. For the average child, they will probably only have one poop for every five to ten pees. That's a lot less! So don't get discouraged if the poop portion seems to take a lot more extra time. Children often
As a professional potty training consultant, I often recommend to my clients to do both daytime and nighttime potty training at the same time for the best, most efficient results possible. By removing all diapers from the get-go, it helps send a very clear message that all pee and poop belongs in the potty now. It leaves no room for interpretation or confusion. But all too often, I’m met with the argument, “But we can’t nighttime train yet because she stills sleeps in a crib.
There are a lot of mixed feelings over whether or not to offer rewards during potty training. Maybe you feel like you don't want your child using the potty because you feel like you are bribing them to do so. Maybe you feel like you are willing to try anything to get potty success! As with everything parenting related, everyone has their own reasoning which is perfectly okay! But, I'd like to clear up some of the misconception surrounding the topic. Many would argue that ther
I'm so happy to be able to share this blog post, guest-written by Samantha Kimura RN, BScN and Mama Coach! Urinary tract infections can be a major concern when potty training, and Sam helps shed some light on the subject from a medical (yet practical!) perspective! Having a child with a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be scary as a parent. UTI’s can appear seemingly overnight in young kids, which can leave you feeling guilty for not catching it sooner. The important piece t
If you have hit a wall with your child’s potty training and you can’t seem to figure out how to move forward, it can help to simply talk to him or her. But how do you really talk to a toddler and get him to open up about what he is thinking and feeling? As a professional potty training consultant, I have done a lot of research on the best ways to talk to young children. It all comes down to building trust and then really listening. I once read somewhere that when talking to a
As a professional potty training consultant, I usually recommend having the child teach a doll or stuffed animal how to use the potty as part of the preparations for potty training. It gives the opportunity to show the doll praise for success on the potty, it is helpful if your child isn't quite ready to sit on the potty themselves, and demonstrates that there is nothing to be afraid of. I was recently given the opportunity to try out Corolle’s Drink and Wet potty training do