Which Potty Training Method is the Best?

You’re tired of feeling sheepish when your mom friends share success stories about how quickly their child potty trained. You’re...
You’re tired of feeling sheepish when your mom friends share success stories about how quickly their child potty trained. You’re not there yet! But who can blame you? It’s a tricky process and everywhere you look, there’s someone touting a different method: “potty training in a day,” the 3-day approach, child-oriented, the clockwork approach. To help you narrow things down, we asked professionals who are also parents to share boots-on-the-ground experience with different potty training methods. As you read, remember...
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Can Nighttime Fears Cause Bedwetting?

Let’s face it – even as adults, it can be a little scary to get out of bed at night...
Let’s face it – even as adults, it can be a little scary to get out of bed at night sometimes. Maybe an unexpected noise startled you awake, or a bad dream left you gasping for breath only for you to realize that you needed to make a trip to the toilet. In those situations, your rational, adult, logically-thinking mind might make you feel nervous about getting up even though you know you’re safe. (Pixabay / PublicDomainPictures) If you’ve told yourself...
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Bedwetting and Constipation – Is There a Connection?

If you were to ask an adult what the symptoms of constipation are, they’d probably tell you that constipation is...
If you were to ask an adult what the symptoms of constipation are, they’d probably tell you that constipation is passing hard, sometimes painful, lumpy stool inconsistently. These symptoms are the same for children, but unfortunately, kids often lack the necessary verbal skills to tell you that something is blocking the pipe. (Pixabay / Deedee86) For children, you probably have to pay close attention to their behaviors and their diapers to come to any conclusion regarding constipation. The symptoms you see...
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10 Ways to Avoid Peeing the Bed While Potty Training

Nighttime training is difficult because it depends on your child's ability to hold urine for an extended period of time and how deeply s/he sleeps. If you’re looking for ways to prevent nighttime peeing, this blog will get you moving in the right direction!
Nighttime training is difficult because it depends on your child's ability to hold urine for an extended period of time and how deeply s/he sleeps. The urge to go may be difficult for them to notice when sleeping, so getting up in the middle of the night may not happen for them. To combat these factors, here are a list of recommended steps to help get your child started on the right foot: Limiting fluid intake before bed. This isn’t...
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Bedwetting at Camp Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare

Some of the most exciting times in a child’s life are getting to spend some time away from parents at...
Some of the most exciting times in a child’s life are getting to spend some time away from parents at an overnight camp, but for a bedwetter, nighttime can be awkward at best and downright mortifying at worst. We recently talked about tips for parents who are traveling with a bedwetter, but what happens when parents aren’t there to help clean up? (Pixabay / Brahmsee) Below is a list of things that you and your child can do before and during...
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Potty Training Tips for Children with ASD

We recently published a two-part article with tips and advice for potty training kids with disabilities, but we wanted to...
We recently published a two-part article with tips and advice for potty training kids with disabilities, but we wanted to take another moment to help parents who are potty training kids on the autism spectrum. (Pixabay / Beeldredacteur) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a unique disability because it varies so much from child to child in both severity and symptoms. As Dr. Stephen Shore, a professor of special education at Adelphi University who is also autistic, said, “If you’ve met one...
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Is It Sanitary To Wash Cloth Diapers In Your Washing...

You’re staring at a soiled cloth diaper and wanting the mashing machine to make it all go away! Is it...
You’re staring at a soiled cloth diaper and wanting the mashing machine to make it all go away! Is it that easy? The experts say yes—with a few precautions. Read on to learn more. Olga Zakharchuk Olga Zakharchuk, Founder & CEO at Baby Schooling. Wash off soiled diapers It's absolutely safe to wash cloth diapers in your washing machine, but you shouldn't mix them with any other clothing items. It's also highly important you wash off soiled diapers before adding...
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Potty Training in a Week? Yes! It’s Possible!

I recently heard from someone who potty trained her son in a week (it’s true!), so we thought we’d share...
I recently heard from someone who potty trained her son in a week (it’s true!), so we thought we’d share her story today. Before we let her dive right in, however, we want to point out, once again, that every child is different. What works for one might not work for another, so it’s vital to understand that patience and understanding are the key ingredients for success—as well as being willing to stop, rethink, and try a new strategy. (Pixabay...
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Why Does Your Kid's Urine Smell?

When you’re changing multiple diapers a day, it can feel like you’re a robot on a strange bum-wiping conveyor line....
When you’re changing multiple diapers a day, it can feel like you’re a robot on a strange bum-wiping conveyor line. Unfasten dirty diaper. Wipe that booty. Reposition new diaper. Refasten diaper. Next! (Pixabay / bylukon) So when an abnormally strong whiff of urine jolts you from the standard diaper-changing routine, it can be alarming. Most of the time, there isn’t cause for concern, but it’s good to know the signs to look for in case you do need to head to...
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5 Potty Training Reward Ideas

Whether it’s meeting a sale’s goal at work for a monetary bonus, or winning a soccer game and earning a pizza party, incentives feel good! Why should potty training be any different? In this article, we highlight five potty training reward ideas to make potty training fun, rewarding and successful.

Young or old, we can all appreciate the spark of excitement and anticipation knowing we’re about to be rewarded for meeting a goal or succeeding at a challenge. Whether it’s meeting a sale’s goal at work for a monetary bonus, or winning a soccer game and earning a pizza party, incentives feel good! Why should potty training be any different? In this article, we highlight five potty training reward ideas you can use to make potty training fun, rewarding and...
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Tips to Control Bedwetting in Children

There you are: Sleeping. Peaceful. Dreaming of sugarplum fairies and vast meadows filled with fluffy sheep. You’ve earned this restful,...
There you are: Sleeping. Peaceful. Dreaming of sugarplum fairies and vast meadows filled with fluffy sheep. You’ve earned this restful, uninterrupted sleep after yesterday’s day, and by golly, you’re going to enjoy the rejuvenating power of – *whispers* “Mama, I wet the bed…” You feel hot air on your face and slowly crack a lid to see one huge pair of eyes inches away from yours. 1:47 am. You take a deep breath and try to squash down the tiredness...
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Why Choose Organic Cloth Diapers?

There is a lot of debate amongst parents about whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. There are pros and...
There is a lot of debate amongst parents about whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. There are pros and cons to each method, so you will need to decide which works best with your lifestyle. We’re not here today to convince you one way or another but to let you know some of the advantages of organic cloth diapers. (Pixabay / PublicDomainPictures) What is the benefit of cloth diapers in general? Most parents that use cloth diapers find that they...
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