For Dads

Potty training resources written specifically for dads

4 Potty Training Tricks From Other Countries

Every dad going through potty training with his son or daughter would like to have an extra trick or two up his sleeve. Chances are that you know all about what your friends, family, and neighbors recommend… so why not cast your gaze a bit further?
Other countries have potty training practices and tricks far different from our own. And in some cases, these clever ideas might completely change how you look at the potty training experience. Keep reading to discover the hottest tricks from around the world!

4 Surprising Ways to Save Money on Potty Training Supplies

There are many reasons that potty training is stressful for dads. While it’s true that the process is messy and stinky, the thing that really hurts is the high cost.
Potty training is also stressful because the supplies are expensive. These costs add up until it seems like you’re just using your money as toilet paper!
Don’t fret, though. We’ve brought you four solid and surprising ways you can save money during the potty training phase.

4 potty training tips for you and your spouse

4 Potty Training Tips for You and Your Spouse

One of the big things about guys is that we like to do things on our own. To our exasperated wives, it often seems like “just let me do that” were the REAL first words out of our mouths.

A word to the wise, though: potty training is unlike anything you’ve done before. And if you think you should handle it on your own, you’re out of your mind.

Sure, single dads don’t have a lot of choices, but if you and your wife live under the same roof, it’s important you learn how to tag team this whole potty training challenge.

We’ve made it easy for you; here’s four ways to get started!

5 numbers to know before you start potty training

Potty Training Schedule: 5 Numbers to Know Before Potty Training

One stereotype about guys that happens to be true is that we like numbers. We’re not always good with feelings and emotions, but we’re happy with any cold, hard facts we can get our hands on.

This is true for potty training our kids as well. There are a lot of “experts” out there, but it can be hard to get any real data that you can use.

These are the kinds of numbers you need to make potty training easier, but they are hard to find. Fortunately, we’ve put together a definitive guide to five numbers to know before you start potty training your kid.

Potty Training for Dads Isn’t Different

Once the kids are in bed for the night, I will sometimes take my dog for a walk around the neighborhood and call my dad. It is a relaxing way for us to catch up, and a nice way to end what is usually a stressful day. While most of our conversations focus on baseball, we do talk about general life, as well. As I’ve become a parent in the last few years, the conversation inevitably turns to my two children and some of the struggles of parenting them. My dad sometimes has good advice, but there are other times where he’ll say something along the lines of “your mother dealt with most of that; I was at work.

the buy's guide to potty training girls

The Guy’s Guide to Potty Training Girls

When it comes to potty training, guys have an obvious advantage when they are potty training their sons. Even if you don’t know a lot about potty training methodology, you’ve got a similar body and temperament—how hard could it be?

But when a guy is potty training a girl, it ramps up to “very hard, very fast!” You don’t have the same early childhood experience that your daughter has had, so it makes it a lot tougher to just wing it.

Fortunately, we’ve collected some ace tips to help you potty train a girl like you’ve been doing it all your life.

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Adult to Adult: What Potty Training Is Really Like

When my wife and I had our first child, my mom made an interesting point. Parenting never really gets easier, but the challenges change as the child changes. When they are a newborn, the struggle is to keep them fed and asleep while anticipating their needs. When they become a toddler, it is keeping them safe as they learn to navigate the world. The challenges continue as they grow.
The same is true for potty training. Compared to those first days when the child sleeps at odd hours and demands food at the weirdest of times, potty training is a breeze. Parents will deal with things that are much more complicated.

4 potty training mistakes every father should avoid

4 Potty Training Mistakes Every Father Should Avoid

Chances are you like to get everything right the first time. Moreover, you like to do things on your own. That’s part of being a guy: we pretty much invented not asking for help!

When it comes to potty training, getting everything right is more important than ever. Mistakes translate to messy kids, messy clothes, and an even messier home. You want to avoid as many rookie mistakes as possible.

Fortunately, we’ve got the definitive guide to the potty training mistakes to avoid at all costs.

4 potty training tips you can learn from your wife

4 Potty Training Tips You Can Learn From Your Wife

A lot of men like to think of themselves as masters of all trades. When it comes to potty training, though, it’s easy for us to get lost. That’s when you need to seek out a higher power.

No, we’re not talking about God (though you may speak—or shout—to him a lot during the potty training process). We’re talking about your wife. She’s likely got a lot of family wisdom about potty training, and her maternal instincts give her an edge.

If you want to master this skill, it’s time to bow down to your sensei. Here are a few of your wife’s secrets that you can—and should—learn right away.

the guy's guide to saving money on diapers

The Guy’s Guide to Saving Money on Diapers

Look, we get it: diapers are expensive. If you look at just one package, it may not be that bad, but then you realize you’re staring down the barrel of buying these things for years. It adds up, with one site estimating that you’ll buy about 4,469 diapers over the course of three years.

That scream you just heard is coming from your wallet as it imagines the cost of thousands upon thousands of diapers. However, with a few thrifty tips, every guy can become a guru of saving money on diapers.