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.

  • 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.

  • Lack of Progress in Toilet Training

    Throughout the process of toilet training there are periods of highs and lows, just as with learning any new skill. New skills to learn associated with toilet training include:

  • Getting Ready 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.

  • Potty Training Readiness

    My definition of a potty trained child -- a potty trained child knows that he is to eliminate in a potty or the toilet; and will do so own his own when he has the urge to eliminate.

  • The Potty Predicament

    by Jackie Papandrew

    Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul -- Sir Francis Bacon

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.