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Potty Genius Blog — Potty Training

When Does Potty Training End?

Potty Genius Blog

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.

by David Stegon
Potty Training for Dads Isn’t Different

Potty Genius Blog

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.

by David Stegon

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