Month: January 2018

3 potty training techniques that demonstrate potty training

3 Potty Training Techniques That Demonstrate Potty Training

All the experts agree: one of the best ways to help your kid with potty training is to demonstrate what they have to do. This helps everything seem more natural to your children.

Just one problem: This can be weird for us! Guys don’t even like to be too close to another person at public urinals. The idea of demonstrating good toilet habits to a very young child feels downright strange.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve put together a definitive list of ways that you can demonstrate potty training, all without making it weird for everyone involved.

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Hopping the Potty Train | 3 Day Method

Well.  We did it.  We are officially sending our sweet (tiny) little girls to the big girl potty to do their business. Coming off of Day 3 of the “Three Day Method”, I am one confident momma.  Seriously.  When Jordan and I talked about potty training Parker and Jolie a few months back {HERE} I was self-admittedly in denial of any success we could or would have.  They just seem(ed) so young and not able to actually comprehend what we would be trying to teach them.

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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.

Using Bribery to Improve Potty Training

Like most parents, my wife and I have a complicated relationship with bribes. We want our children to listen to us when we tell them what to do. We are the parents. They are the children. We are in charge. But then there are times when we are tired or worn out, or just need a break from arguing, and we fall into the trap a lot of parents do: if you do what we say, we will give you something you want.