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Category Archives: Potty Training

The potty dance, M&Ms and other potty rewards!


The reward of choice at our house during potty training… one M&M for peeing, two M&Ms for pooping and Mommy always got some too! We have talked about when to start potty training, how to “ditch the diapers” and get moving on the process, what to do with some “potty pitfalls” and a technique to …

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You both are ready…ditch those diapers!


So, your little one is growing up!  You are starting to see signs that potty training just might be in your child’s immediate future.  You are ready to help this process along….so what next? When you think the time is right… When you are ready and have no major stresses in your life. When your …

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What do you do when your child is resistant to potty training?


Potty training is a challenge for most parents and toddlers.  Remember it is a “partnership” between you and your child to work on this developmental task.  You cannot force it, you can only assist in the learning process.  Occasionally I will see parents who have tried over and over to potty train and their child is …

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Potty pitfalls


So, the potty training process has started!  Remember the mantra, “Two steps forward one step back!”  Potty training is a huge task for a toddler and a parent.  Sometimes you have a great couple of days, when you both are concentrating on the process, and then there is a bit of a back slide when …

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Is it time to ditch the diapers?


I think she had to go!  🙂 There are definitely parts of parenting that I like less than others.  I know when potty training time rolled around for each of the kids, it was one of those moments when a crazy thought like, “How bad would it be to skip this?”  would cross my mind. …

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Want dry nights ahead? Try going without the Pull Up!


Help your child develop nighttime dryness…go without the Pull Up! Your little one is rocking with daytime potty training but struggling with being dry at night?  Are you tired of changing sheets several times a week, or are you still buying Pull Ups? Bed wetting is very common in children who are potty trained during …

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Text4Baby….Love it!


                                          Sign up for text4baby!! I sometimes talk and write about the disadvantages to families permanently connected to their cell phone.  With the increase use of cell phones and smart phones (I really think that Siri …

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