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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.

by Dr. Chris Snellgrove
when a child won't poop in the potty

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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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