Elimination Communication
    August 13, 2010
    Elimination Communication

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Infant Potty Training, or Elimination Communication, or the Diaper Free Movement, is a an increasingly popular potty training alternative. Here, parents learn to recognize clues t…

    Potty Training 101
    March 31, 2010
    Potty Training 101

    My daughter was finally potty trained at 2.5 years old and it was a long, drawn out process. I tried everything and even swore I would NEVER do the M & M candy bribery but I gave into sugar! That …

    Poop Problems: The Chicken or The Egg
    June 28, 2004
    Poop Problems: The Chicken or The Egg

    When young children refuse to poop on the potty, they have often fallen in to what I call the D-D-D cycle, for Discomfort > Dread > Delay. They might enter the cycle from any point, perhaps from…

    Better Late Than Early?
    April 14, 2003
    Better Late Than Early?

    When is the best age to start toilet learning in children? A study published in the April 2003 issue of Pediatrics reports that starting intensive toilet training before 27 monthsdid nothing to hasten…

    AA013138
    January 1, 2003
    Potty Struggles

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The way to move from diaper to potty for most strongly resistant kids is with little tiny steps--especially when there has already been so much emotional energy, pressure, and dis…

    Night Terrors
    November 2, 2002
    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Confusional arousal; Partial arousal state; Sleep terrors Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – bu…

    Constipation
    October 26, 2002
    Constipation: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to constipation: As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools underg…

    Confusional Arousal and Potty Training
    July 5, 2001
    Confusional Arousal and Potty Training

    My youngest son was having a confusional arousal, and his mother observed that these events are most common at the same ages that children are becoming aware of the bladder feeling full during sleep. …

    How and When do I Potty Train?
    February 22, 2001
    How and When do I Potty Train?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: One of the great adventures and accomplishments of childhood waits just around the corner. Even though learning to use the potty is a universal rite of passage, experts have wildl…

    Learning to Poop in the Potty
    May 24, 2000
    Learning to Poop in the Potty

    Dr. Greene's Answer: One of our advantages as parents is our size. If we need to get our preschoolers into our cars in a hurry, and friendly negotiations have failed, we can still scoop them up and sl…

    Clean Hands
    March 16, 1999
    Clean Hands

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In a recent study of 341 children's daycare centers, infrequent washing of children's or providers' hands after nose wiping, after diapering, before meals, and before food prepara…

    200270089-001
    March 6, 1996
    Successfully Mastering Toilet Training

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Often toilet training seems to be going well, and then the process stalls. When progress comes to a halt, take time to consider the constellation of forces that work together to m…

    Tips for Potty Training
    January 29, 1996
    Tips for Potty Training

    Most children are ready to tackle the challenge of potty use somewhere between age 2 and shortly after their third birthday, with boys generally at the latter end of this range. Letting you know when …

    Potty Training
    January 25, 1996
    Potty Training 101

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dear Ryder, You are obviously a very smart little boy to be Surfing the Web, and I really appreciate the fact that you want to be potty trained. I'm sure that very soon you'll be …