Tag: Potty Training

When Does Potty Training End?

The other morning my wife and I discussed our daughter’s potty training, particularly whether or not she should wear a different type of diaper while sleeping at night. My daughter turns five in a few weeks, and we have been potty training her – in some way or another – for nearly half her life at this point.
It got me to wondering if potty training would ever end, especially since my wife and I will soon decide when to start training our two-year-old son.
When my son is fully potty trained – including at night time – it is likely my wife, and I will have spent more than five years with potty training in its various phases. That is a long time and underscores the long-term fight that potty training can be.

the 12 best potty training videos on youtube

The 12 Best Potty Training Videos on YouTube

At some point the books, the blogs, and the articles become too much. You’re in advice up to your eyeballs but you’re still a little shaky about the entire process. Maybe what you’ve been looking for is a visual guide to encourage you and your toddler on this journey. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of potty training videos to works as a guide for you pin down exactly what it is you need to successfully complete potty training you toddler.

4 phrases to memorize before potty training

4 Phrases to Memorize Before Potty Training

Potty training is intimidating to many fathers. After all, we’ve got garages full of tools for almost every problem, but we can’t just buy a toolbox for potty training.

Of course, you know the guy code—if you can’t buy it, build it! And when it comes to your potty training toolbox, it all starts with learning some specific vocabulary.

We know what you’re thinking: guys aren’t always known for our great communication skills. That’s why we’re giving you these four key phrases to memorize before you start potty training.

You’ll find these particular tools help you take care of most potty training issues you encounter!

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!

4 Funny Celebrity Stories About Potty Training

The weirdest thing about potty training is that it can feel pretty isolating. Even though it’s something that literally every human on Earth has been through, potty training woes can leave you wondering if anyone really knows how bad this can be.

As it turns out, a fair amount of celebrities have some hilarious stories of potty training gone wrong. These stories can cheer you up and also remind you that you’re not alone —some of your favorite celebrities have gone through the same thing you’re going through.

Keep reading to learn all about four funny celebrity stories about potty training!

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.

The Dangers of Early Potty Training

There are so many reasons for wanting to potty train your child as early as possible. You want to stop buying diapers; they’re bad for the environment, expensive and gross. You want your child to be ahead of the game. The reasons are a no-brainer. However, the reasons for wanting to potty train your child early seem silly compared to the magnitude of the reasons why you shouldn’t.
According to Dr. Steve Hodges, M.D., of the website BedwettingAndAccidents.com, it is unreasonable to put children under the age of three in a position that makes them fully responsible for their own toileting habits.

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.

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.