Tag: Diapers

potty training while traveling

Potty Training While Traveling

My wife and I recently returned from a long vacation with our two young children. I use the word “vacation” lightly, though. As any parent knows, traveling with a child of any age can be tiring and stressful and yet, relaxing at the same time (usually when the kids are asleep).
Vacations and travel also present challenges for potty training. There are new and exciting things to see and do, bathrooms are not always nearby (if we even know where one is), and normal routines get thrown out the window. Thankfully, my almost 5-year-old daughter made it through our 10-day trip without an accident, but there were some close moments.

4 Reasons to Potty Train with Underwear

Putting your toddler in underwear for the first time can be intimidating for any parent. You may worry about accidents and anticipate the extra laundry with dread, so you consider keeping your child in diapers or using pull-ups during potty training.
While it may seem more convenient and less messy just to keep your child in diapers until he is fully potty trained, in reality, the pros of staying in diapers may not actually outweigh the cons. There are many advantages to putting your child in underwear during the potty training process, which parents don’t always consider:

cloth diapers for potty training

Should I Use Cloth Diapers for Potty Training Instead?

When it comes to diapers, you’ve got a pretty big decision to make as a father. Are you going to go with cloth or disposable?
Like all controversial subjects, this one has lots of different sides to it and plenty of people screaming at you about what you should do.
Fortunately, we’re here to cut through it all and help you figure out if cloth diapers are a better choice for you and your family while you are potty training.

Potty Training: Preschool Potty Training Policy

As my wife and I started to think about potty training, almost every online resource gave the same advice: wait for the child to tell you they are ready. This could be the child saying they no longer want to wear diapers, or a desire to use the toilet like mom and dad.
While I have no doubt this is the best advice, my wife and I found ourselves in a slightly different situation. We had a deadline.

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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.

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.

Potty Training a Child with Sensory Issues

There are a variety of sensory triggers and developmental aspects that can contribute to potty training difficulty. Parents need to know that they’re not alone. There are tips that parents have been more than happy to share from their own experiences.

why are today's children toilet trained later?

Why Are Today’s Children Toilet Trained Later?

If your two-year-old is still in diapers, and a well-meaning (but annoying) relative tells you that her children were already toilet trained at that age, she may be telling you the truth. There is no question that the age at which children are potty trained has gone up in the United States over the last 50 to 75 years.

While there may be cultural and economic forces at work, two major factors have contributed to this shift: the disposable diaper and a better understanding of child readiness.