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Potty Words to Use When Toilet Training

Even before you start toilet training, you need to decide what potty words you will teach your child to use when talking about going to the bathroom. There are no right or wrong words. But you must decide what potty words you will use with your child and make sure that everyone who takes care of your little one uses the same words, including family, babysitters, and even preschool teachers.

by Anna Kaplan, MD
professional toilet trainers: good idea?

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Professional Potty Trainers: Good Idea?

In 2008, a professional toilet trainer in Chicago made news by claiming she could train a child in as little as five hours. “TODAY’S” Al Roker confirmed that this professional toilet trainer had trained his child that quickly. Parents were skeptical. Some didn’t believe claims of fast training, and others didn’t think children should be toilet trained by strangers.

by Anna Kaplan, MD
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Elimination Communication During 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.

by Brittany Tacket, MA

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