Top Potty Training Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Elimination Communication

    Elimination Communication

    What is infant potty training?

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  • Poop Problems: The Chicken or The Egg

    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 waiting to poop because they don’t want to interrupt playing, or perhaps from fear of the potty itself. […]

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  • Better Late Than Early?

    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 the time that toilet learning was completed – all it did was to lengthen the months of toilet learning. Intensive toilet training […]

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    Potty Struggles

    My 4-year-old daughter will not, in any way shape or form, poop on the potty. She will hold it as long as she has to and will only go in a diaper. Her poops are soft. Is it defiance?…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection – Cystitis

    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, may not offer such easy clues. What is urinary tract infections? Infections of the urinary tract are common in young children. Bacteria may enter the urinary tract from the opening […]

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  • Night Terrors

    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 – but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shrieks even louder, eyes bulging. He might be having a night […]

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  • Enuresis

    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 wet the bed long after they feel that they should be dry. Sadly, most of these children feel that they still wet the bed […]

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  • Constipation

    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 undergo several changes. The first bowel movements are the thick, sticky, tarry meconium stools formed while the baby is still inside […]

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  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal Incontinence

    What causes fecal incontinence? What can be done to prevent it?

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  • Confusional Arousal and Potty Training

    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. Perhaps these kids just need to go to the bathroom.

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