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Toilet Training

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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

Toilet Training Takes Time

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, our daughter is 18 months old, and after reading Toilet Training Without Tantrums, we began training 5 days ago. So far, we are feeling pretty discouraged that any progress is being made. We...

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Too Much Fuss over Potty Training

Posted 1 week ago

After reading your book on toilet training, I started to train my daughter at 18 months and 1 week. I used the potty bell and in almost 3 weeks she was almost accident-free at home, but sometimes...

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Mom's in Charge...Even Outside Home

Posted 3 weeks ago

We took charge and had to move on from N75 to the last chapter in Dr. Rosemond's book. We put them in separate bathroom and told them to tell us when they went. They did. Then when they had an...

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Kids Won't Stop What They're Doing to Use Bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, How would you approach an almost 4 year old, and almost 7 year old regarding keeping their underwear clean and free of pee leaks. Both are not bothering to go when they need to and...

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2 yo Stay the Course with the Potty

Posted on 3/22/2018

My son is 29 month and we trained him to use the toilet seat 2 months ago. We didn't use toilet chair because he likes the seat rather than the chair. For most of the toilet visits, we would have...

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Who's in Charge?

Posted on 3/12/2018

We started potty training our girl twins who are a little over three years old and 4 months (yes, we tried before and it wasn't successful and should have gone with my intuition and trained them...

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Potty Train Started Out Well, Now There are Issues

Posted on 3/10/2018

I have been toilet-training my two sons at the same time according to the Naked and 75 method (23 months and 35 months) and by day 5, they had no accidents. We used the potty bell and gated off...

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Potty training a 23 month old

Posted on 2/28/2018

I’ve just started toilet training my 23 month old daughter. I typically lead her by the hand to her potty, and hold her hand while she gets situated on it, if she’s wobbly. After two days, she...

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Stay Calm with Anxious Toddler

Posted on 2/24/2018

Our 20 month old son is potty trained since January. This week he got constipated. We used Pedia-lax to get him to poop. However, the last time we used it (Pedia-lax) he was clearly not...

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No Pull Ups Ever...Unless the Daycare Makes You

Posted on 2/12/2018

We started N75 with our 18 month old son three days ago. While it’s not been a walk in the park, he is making progress. Our daycare provider is on board with potty training him, but he must wear a...

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