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Potty Genius Blog — Common Potty Training Problems

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Potty Accident: Rushed Potty Training and the Swimming Pool

It was late one summer evening, and my wife finally caved. My daughter had asked her time and time again — as three-year-olds are known to do — to go swimming in our community pool. My wife finally agreed, and the two of them walked over to the pool. Part of the reason my wife was hesitant to go to the pool was the lack of a swim diaper. While my daughter was mostly potty trained at this point, we still had her wear a swim diaper to the pool in case there was an accident. My daughter did well using the bathroom at home but sometimes had accidents if she got too involved in a fun activity. My wife and I talked it over and decided our daughter could head to the pool without a swim diaper. We would risk it and hope she could go without an issue. We were wrong.

by David Stegon
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Stool Withholding: Why Children Do It

During toilet training, many parents eagerly wait for the first poop to land in the potty. Some even share the achievement by posting pictures on social media (really). But what if a child won’t cooperate? A young child who does not pee or poop in a potty is not yet toilet trained. If they were trained, they might be having a setback, which is not uncommon. When a child will pee in the potty but not poop there, something else is going on. Children who refuse to poop in a toilet may have accidents and poop elsewhere, or even withhold stool altogether and not move their bowels for long periods of time.

by Anna Kaplan, MD

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