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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

22 mo Won't Sit on Potty

Posted 1 week ago

We just started the training process with our 22 month old son. He won't sit on the potty for more than a few seconds at a time. He's very active and doesn't stop often. When we have him sit he...

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Night time potty training 3 year old

Posted 1 week ago

My son will be 3 yrs old in 1 month and has been potty trained (daytime) for 4 months now. I started night training him 2 months ago but he has never woken up dry, his pjs are always soaked and...

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Heavy Sleeper & Bedwetting 5-year-old

Posted 3 weeks ago

My, now 5 1/2 year old, son was successfully potty trained at 21 months. Basically ever since, we have been trying to night train him but to no avail. He wears a pull up, which he hates doing...

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21 month old - mom has more questions re potty training

Posted 3 weeks ago

In another post, we explained our issue with potty training our 21 month old and received a response which clarified our issue, however we are still confused about how to proceed. In a nutshell,...

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Boy 21 months -problem with toilet training after 4days

Posted on 3/27/2017

Ok... day 4 of N/75 potty training with our 21month old. So far I've managed to get almost all the poops on the potty because, let's be frank, those are obvious. But pee... he's obviously holding...

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Toilet Training Together aka "Potty Brothers!"

Posted on 3/24/2017

My older son, almost 3, has been potty trained for about 3 weeks now. One week ago I started potty training my younger son, age 2. Since that time my older son seems to be regressing while...

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Push Back on Toilet Training...From Others

Posted on 3/22/2017

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 on 3/22/2017

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 on 3/19/2017

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 on 3/16/2017

***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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