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Potty Training Regression: 5 Life Changing Reasons

Many times when children are potty training things happen that cause them to regress slightly, and sometimes regress completely.

5 Life Changes that cause regression:

  • divorce or separation in the home

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How To Potty Train Boys If You Are A Single Mom

If you are a single mom and you have a boy, you may be concerned about being able to potty train your son. The good news is that you can still potty train your son and have him potty trained in the same amount of time as any other child. Although it can make it easier to have a man show your son at times how to use the potty, you can still show him how to use the potty too. You can allow him to be there when you use the bathroom.

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Article from Time Magazine on Potty Training

Dr. Darcie Kiddoo

When it comes to potty-training, parents’ methods vary greatly. Some take a regimented, reward-and-punishment approach, while others ease into it by encouraging poop talk. Is any one way better than the next?

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Do pull-ups work?

So you are starting to potty train, and you are use to going in to the store and buying diapers. Are pull-ups/easy-ups any different?

No. They are not “training pants” in the sense that they are going to help you potty train your child.

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Showing signs of readiness, when to start?

Question: “My son is 18 months old and seems to be interested in the potty. He tells me when he has peed or pooped by patting his diaper. He will even go and get me a diaper to change him, however when he gets on the potty he will only sit there. Is there anyway I can get him to use the potty instead of just sitting there? Thanks!”

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Early pooping training

Question: “I started early potty training with my son and now (14 month old)… He pretty consistently pees in the potty (when put on it and he has to go), and he is starting to ask to be put on the potty to pee… however he is refusing to poop in the potty.. even if we manage to put him on the potty in the process of pooping he will actually stop and get off the potty. any suggestions?”

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How to potty train a free thinker!

Question: “My 2yo son will use his potty when he wants to, but not when he’s asked. He also likes to wear his big boy underwear…but doesn’t quite get that when he wears his big boy underwear that he needs to go potty in the potty chair. I think he’s so busy that it’s an interruption to go to the bathroom. I’ve tried setting the timer and taking him..sometimes he’s great about it and sometimes throws a fit. How do I get him to understand the concept? Maybe he’s just not physically ready? I’ve heard about “bottoms off” training and wondering if that’s what we need to try.”

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Dr. Phil on Potty Training

One of Dr. Phil’s original episodes is how to potty train your child. He is using a combination Potty Training In One Dayand Potty Party Kit. He uses a wet on demand doll to demonstrate the appropriate potty training behavior. By talking the stages through with the child, keeping the child interest and having the child "teach" the doll how to pee in the potty. By having the child "teach" the doll they are really learning themselves. I strongly recommend anyone starting potty training, find a method and be consistent! I have included a link below of a clip from that episode:

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