Brittany Tacket, MA

Brittany Tackett is a psychotherapist, life coach, mental health writer, and mommy to an infant daughter. She currently works part-time as a play therapist at a local elementary school and spends the rest of her time writing, parenting, and running an online collectibles shop. Her approach to mental health is holistic and encompasses all aspects of the human experience. She is trained in a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, applied behavioral analysis, art therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and positive psychology.

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7 Tips for Potty Training in Daycare

Potty training in daycare can be extra challenging. Not only is your child learning a new skill, but he’s learning it in different environments with different caregivers, routines, and structures. All that said, many children learn to use the potty at daycare and your child can too.

Below are some tips for success:

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Is There a Right Way to Train? 4 Potty Training Techniques to Try with Your Toddler

There is no right or wrong way to potty train. Each child is unique and will respond to different methods in his own way. When deciding how to potty train, think about your child’s individual temperament and motivation levels as well as your own lifestyle and resources.

Below are 4 potty training techniques to try with your toddler:

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6 Potty Training Tools You Didn’t Know You Need

Every parent of a toddler knows there’s a ton of potty training gear on the market. What they don’t always know is which products will actually prove useful when it’s potty time.

Of course, all you really need to toilet train is a place for your child to eliminate, but there are many potty training products out there designed to make the process easier for mom and dad and more fun for the child.

Kiddie toilets, potty seats, and training pants are popular choices, but there are a wealth of other modern potty training products out there you might want to try.

using elimination communication during baby potty training

Using Elimination Communication During Baby Potty Training

Elimination communication, a method for infant potty training is commonly used in tribal communities, hunter-gatherer cultures, and less industrialized societies.

It is growing in popularity in the United States, as it helps reduce the economic and environmental impact of disposable diapers. The average American child is out of diapers at around 3 years old, where those that use elimination communication are typically out of diapers by 18 months with some “trained” as early as 6 months.

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Potty Training Tips: Shared Potty Training

We’ve all heard the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” The same applies to potty training, which often involves more people than just the primary caregiver. For most modern American children, their potty training comes from more than just their mothers. Many children are cared for by fathers, grandparents, nannies, babysitters, daycare centers, and other care providers. The most important potty training tip is that all caregivers are on the same page.

The key to successful potty training is consistency. If toddlers are offered the opportunity to use the potty at home but use diapers the entire day at daycare, they may have difficulty toilet training and take longer to learn. When it comes to potty training, it is important to share your potty training plan with everyone involved in your child’s care.

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Potty Training Schedule: How Long Should It Take?

Potty training is a major developmental milestone, one that can be both empowering and challenging for parent and child. While many developmental leaps such as walking and talking occur on the child’s time, toilet training is typically initiated by the parent. Many parents are uncertain about when to start potty training and how long the process should take.