Toilet Training Articles

  • Potty Training 201: Overcoming Toilet Training Problems

    Your child picked out the potty chair of his or her dreams. You've cleared your schedule so you can give potty training the attention it deserves. Why aren't things going like you'd envisioned?

  • Potty Training 101: Techniques, Tricks and Tips

    Are you and your child ready for potty training. You might find one of these methods the perfect fit for you both. Don't worry, diapers won't last forever!

  • Top Ten Tricks to Successful Potty Training

    Is your tot reluctant to wave good-bye to the diapers? Peer pressure, target practice and careful wording helps some kids get the idea. One of these tricks might help ease the path to successful potty training for your child.

  • Four Signs Your Toddler's Not Ready for Potty Training

    You'd like to wash your hands of the mess and expense of diapers. While you might want to get potty training started, your child might not be on board with your time schedule. Your toddler might let you know loudly or in more subtly ways that toilet training should be postponed.

  • Motivating Kids: Sticker Charts Revisited

    Your well-meaning relatives suggest a sticker chart. What they might neglect to tell you -- or might be shocked to discover themselves -- is that rewards can backfire some children.

  • Potty Training: Pee, Poo, the Toddler and You

    Do you feel like you're getting bombarded by toilet-training advice? What happens when that information conflicts with itself? We've made sense of the recent research for you!

  • Potty Training with Cloth Diapers

    Potty training is something that every child will encounter. When cloth diapering the transition to regular underwear is a bit more natural.

  • Cloth Diapers Problems

    Cloth diapering is not without problems. Stains, repelling liquid, and diaper stink are issues that a cloth diapering household will likely encounter at least once.

  • Let's Get This Potty Started!

    An important developmental step for every child is potty training. Most children begin using
    the toilet as toddlers, usually between 18 months and 3 years old.

  • Potty Trained or Parent Trained?

    Children consistently prove to us that ultimately their bodies are within their control. We can lead them to a potty but we really can't make them go. So the choice is yours. How much time, attention, effort, and emotion do you want to invest in this? your choice is whether to give encouragement or try to control the child.

  • Top Ten Tricks to Successful Potty Training

    Is your tot reluctant to wave good-bye to the diapers? Peer pressure, target practice and careful wording helps some kids get the idea. One of these tricks might help ease the path to successful potty training for your child.

  • Four Signs Your Toddler's Not Ready for Potty Training

    You'd like to wash your hands of the mess and expense of diapers. While you might want to get potty training started, your child might not be on board with your time schedule. Your toddler might let you know loudly or in more subtly ways that toilet training should be postponed.

  • Cloth Diapers Problems

    Cloth diapering is not without problems. Stains, repelling liquid, and diaper stink are issues that a cloth diapering household will likely encounter at least once.

  • Potty Training with Cloth Diapers

    Potty training is something that every child will encounter. When cloth diapering the transition to regular underwear is a bit more natural.

  • Toilet Teaching: The True/False Quiz

    For many parents potty training or toilet teaching, as it is now termed, is a challenging and sometimes frustrating parental responsibility. You are ready for your child to be out of diapers, but you wonder, is she?

  • Potty Training: Pee, Poo, the Toddler and You

    Do you feel like you're getting bombarded by toilet-training advice? What happens when that information conflicts with itself? We've made sense of the recent research for you!

  • Quick Facts About Potty Training

    The perfect age to begin potty training is different for every child. Your child's best starting age could be anywhere from eighteen to thirty-two months. Pre-potty training preparation can begin when a child is as young as ten months.

  • Elizabeth Pantley's Potty Training Readiness Quiz

    Potty training is easier and happens faster if your child is truly ready in all three areas: physical, cognitive and social. But the big question is: how do you know when your child is ready? Take this quiz to find out where your child is on the readiness spectrum.

  • Get Ready! Get Set! Go!

    If your child is near or has passed his first birthday, you can begin incorporating pre-potty training ideas into his life. They are simple things that will lay the groundwork for potty training and will make the process much easier when you're ready to begin.

  • Motivating Kids: Sticker Charts Revisited

    Your well-meaning relatives suggest a sticker chart. What they might neglect to tell you -- or might be shocked to discover themselves -- is that rewards can backfire some children.