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Toilet Training

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Pull-Ups & Adoption Age

Posted on 9/16/2014

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we’re at home. We use a “potty bell” and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we’re away from home, however, he seems clueless. He...

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Parental Anxiety

Posted on 8/12/2014

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet...

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Diapers at night

Posted on 7/22/2014

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts...

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Potty Training: It's a process

Posted on 6/24/2014

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told (we’re using your “potty bell” and it’s working extremely well) and produces every time. As a result, she’s having...

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Patient Approach to Toilet Training

Posted on 6/10/2014

Q: We began toilet training our daughter when she was 21 months old. Within 10 days, she was consistently using the toilet for Number One. She now wears underwear 24/7 because she doesn’t...

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Recent Questions

Push Back on Toilet Training...From Others

Posted yesterday

Not a question so much as... OMG we are about to start toilet training with N/$75 and getting so much negative feedback! I keep being sent these two studies (in articles)... One is that my...

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Overnight Toilet Training

Posted yesterday

When should we start overnight toilet training? We will beginning N/$75 on Friday (two days from now!!!!!!) but our son is still in a crib (21m) and has no want or need for a big kid bed. Also...

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Potty Training without pants

Posted 4 days ago

I'm on day 4 of potty training my son who just turned 2. His older brother was potty trained quickly after we started putting him in the gated area and using the bell but this son doesn't seem to...

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23 month old Keep Toilet Training

Posted 1 week ago

***Begging for a response to my 3/13 question (there are contradictory answers in your archives!*** And another question...we are on day 6 and still using the gate and acting nonchalant whenever...

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23 month old Son Potty Training Troubles

Posted 1 week ago

We are on day 3 of potty training our 23-mo-old son. We used your method for our daughter at 22-mos and she pretty much had it at day 3 (by using the potty bell and barricade). Like with our...

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3 1/2 YO Resisting the Potty

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 3 and a half-year-old boy finally got the idea of using the potty to urinate, and did really well for a few weeks. He's since reverted, won't use the potty at all, throws fits, won't poop for...

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31 Month Old Potty Accidents

Posted 3 weeks ago

My 31 month old son has been potty training for 10 days. The first 6 days we stayed home and he was perfect! No accidents. Once we began making outing outside of the home the accidents have been...

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27 Month Old Toilet Training Naptime

Posted 3 weeks ago

Toilet-training for naps and/or night in crib: My 27-month-old has been enthusiastically embracing toilet training for the last month, and is usually dry when not in bed. I still remind her to...

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2 1/2 year old help with wiping?

Posted 1 month, 1 day ago

Good evening! My toddler is able to complete all tasks when using the potty except wiping her bottom after a bowel movement. She is not yet 2 1/2, but she's motivated to do this. I am wondering...

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Toilet Training at Daycare

Posted 1 month, 1 day ago

I am a full-time working mother. When my oldest daughter (now 3) was 19 months old, I gave birth to her little sister (now 20 months). I had read your toilet training book and knew that I wanted...

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