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Toilet Training

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Debunking Hot Potty Training Myths

Posted 5 days ago

“Potty training is a nightmare.” So begins advice from Meghan Leahy, advice columnist for The Washington Post. More accurately, potty training has, of late, BECOME a nightmare, thanks to advice of...

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I Spy Toilet-Training Atrocities

Posted on 7/10/2018

Strolling through my go-to grocery store the other day, I happened down the Baby Products aisle where I spied packages of toilet-training pants featuring pictures of happy children who looked at...

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Nip Toddler Misbehavior in the Bud

Posted on 12/19/2017

Q: My parents recently told me that my husband and I are letting our toddler run our family and that it’s becoming increasingly uncomfortable for them to visit or have us visit with them – they...

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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

2 year old's Preschool teacher demands he wear pullups

Posted 4 days ago

After reading Toilet Training without Tantrums by Rosemond, we went straight to underwear with our 2.5 year old. He has transitioned to another class at daycare, and the teacher feels he isn't...

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Loads of Laundry

Posted 2 weeks ago

My son is 30 months old, going on 3 years old. We are starting to work with him on potty training so we completely got rid of diapers/pull ups based on John Rosemond's book "toilet training...

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Too Busy to Potty

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughter turned 3 last May and we postponed toilet training until she was 3. It was only then that we were introduced to John Rosemond's method and we started right away with "naked and 75"....

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Have Patience with Potty Training

Posted 3 weeks ago

We started potty training our 27-month-old boy last week using John’s ‘Naked and $75’ method. It was going pretty well until about day six. He has totally regressed. He has accidents about 50% of...

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Gating Answer to Child's Toilet Fears

Posted 3 weeks ago

We started potty training our daughter 5 months ago at 26 months and everything was going fine. She has not worn diapers during the day this whole time. About a month or so after she started...

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Patience with Potty Training

Posted on 7/15/2018

We started potty training our 27 month old boy last week using John’s ‘naked and $75’ method. It was going pretty well until about day 6. He has totally regressed. He has accidents about 50% of...

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22 month old poop issue

Posted on 7/11/2018

My 22 month old daughter has started pooping her bed in the mornings. She’s done it the last 3 mornings and it’s not phasing her in the least. She has a potty in her room and has been very...

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21 Month won't sit on potty chair

Posted on 7/4/2018

Hello! We’ve read a couple of John’s books and are trying “Naked and $75” to potty train our 21 month old. We introduced the potty this morning and started. We’re using a potty bell and...

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Bed Time Potty Woes

Posted on 7/2/2018

Our 3 year old son has been toilet trained since he was 20 months old thanks to your amazing N75 method. However something new has popped up... in an effort to avoid bed or going somewhere he...

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Potty Bell Dependent

Posted on 6/29/2018

My daughter is 3 years and 4 months and has been semi-toilet-trained for almost a year. She goes in the potty when the potty bell rings but otherwise has accidents. She doesn't seem to care about...

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