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…

    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…

    Urinary Tract Infection – Cystitis
    November 4, 2002
    Urinary Tract Infection – Cystitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: UTI, Cystitis, Bladder Infection Introduction to urinary tract infections: When adults get bladder infections, they typically report burning with urination. Young children, however, …

    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…

    Enuresis
    October 29, 2002
    Enuresis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bed-wetting, Primary nocturnal enuresis, PNE Introduction to enuresis: Most children learn how to stay dry during the day before they’re able to stay dry at night. Millions of kids…

    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…

    Fecal Incontinence
    August 7, 2001
    Fecal Incontinence

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This situation is much more common in normal, healthy, happy children than most people would guess. When kids begin to have trouble getting to the bathroom and then don't want oth…

    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. …

    The D3 Cycle
    June 27, 2001
    The D3 Cycle

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Having the belly fill up with stool is more common than most people think. The scenario is so common that I created my own name for the downward spiral that leads to it. I call it…

    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…

    Relieving Constipation with Diet
    February 2, 2001
    Relieving Constipation With Diet

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your daughter 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 undergo seve…

    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…

    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 …