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Toilet Training

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Key to Toilet Training Success: Start Early

Posted on 8/2/2017

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did. After several months and lots of gnashing of teeth, one of...

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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

Potty Time Party Boy

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are in the process of potty training our 21 month old son, 3 weeks in using N75, except at night and naps he is in a diaper. We have had some days of great success using the potty bell, except...

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Time for the Gate

Posted 2 weeks ago

1 month ago I asked about potty training for my developmentally normal 3 year old. We are continuing to help her feel the consequences of sneaking off to poop in her panties however she continues...

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22 Month Old Toilet Training Tears

Posted on 9/1/2017

I started potty training my 22-month old daughter 3 days ago. I have read the toilet training book several times. I was using the N75 method the first 2 days. She refused to sit on the potty for...

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Change her circumstances- She'll change her behavior.

Posted on 8/30/2017

My daughter is 3 5 months years old and is having potty training trouble. She showed great interest and the "classic" signs of readiness at 2 years old but then became very resistant and finally...

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Potty Bell

Posted on 8/21/2017

Our 2 1/2 year old daughter (our second child. First one also trained easily using N75) began potty training about a month and a half ago using the N75 method. She will potty or have a bowel...

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5 yo Bedtime Wetness

Posted on 8/21/2017

My five year old boy has been potty trained since he was three but has been peeing in his bedroom mostly at night. He will pee in his toys or a toy chest, he chooses places that can hide his pee. ...

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Late Start on Potty Training with almost-3 year old

Posted on 8/21/2017

Getting a late start on potty training my 34 month old. I've read the Potty Training book but am not clear on night time routine as it relates to bedding. Since she shouldn't sleep in anything...

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Toddler Can't Sit on Potty

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hi there, if my toddler is having trouble balancing (sitting and standing from his potty), what can I do besides me doing it for him each time? Thank you!

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22 mo Hates the Potty

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hello, my 22 month old son HATES the potty. I use the timer and tell him it's time to go pee-pee. He kicks and he screams while putting him on there. Then, he yells at the top of his lungs the...

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Potty Training Twins

Posted on 7/4/2017

Hi John and team, We have 2.5 year old twin girls. One cares not at all if she wets or poops herself, so naked and $75 is not working for us. The other twin gets severely constipated we're not...

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