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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

21 Month Old Potty Training Hangup

Posted yesterday

I am potty training my 21 mo daughter, I followed N$75 for my son and it worked well, he was pretty well potty trained in 6 weeks, I started him at 23 months. We started my daughter almost 1...

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21 mo Taking Forever to "Get" Toilet Training

Posted 1 week ago

We started potty training our son at 21 months, same as we did our other 2 children at that age. We are still struggling with him though after two and half months. He does well when at home with a...

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Toilet Training with Diapers?

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 3 year old grand daughter who is halfway potty trained in that she urinates on the potty and often refuses to poop on the potty . In order for her teacher and often her parents to not...

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Toilet Training 21 mo, No Progress

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are on Day 6 of toilet training our 21-month old son with N75. We are seeing NO progress from Day 1 to today. We have gated off the kitchen because that is where we spend most of our time,...

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Toilet Training Regression

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughter is 31 months. We started potty training at 16 months using N75, and used the potty bell and gate. She has been almost fully trained since 2 years. In fact, until about 3 weeks ago,...

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19 month old Potty Training at Night?

Posted on 11/10/2017

My husband and I just started potty training my 19 month old son today using the 'Naked and 75 method'. I am a little unclear if you recommend continuing to use diapers overnight or not. When my...

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Potty Time is No Party

Posted on 11/6/2017

HI there - I have another question about my 6 year old - she has been allowed to develop some sloppy hygeine habits. Perhaps this is my fault for not supervising properly. Following on from not...

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Toilet Training Encouragement

Posted on 11/6/2017

I started my 21 month old son on N75 four days ago. I have read the book several times. The first day we had no success but I felt good that after he would wet or poop himself, he would run and...

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3 Year Old Tantruming

Posted on 10/25/2017

Please see my previous question. This here is background: I should add that he is ill with a cold. Monday and Tuesday of this week we tried to go back to a normal schedule since big sister had...

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Potty Training Refusal

Posted on 10/25/2017

We are on day 8 of the intervention suggested in Toilet Training without Tantrums. Our 37 mo son was partially potty trained with pee and a stool refuser. On the am of day 3, he went poop and pee...

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