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How My Dog Prepared Me for Potty Training My Daughter

I know many parents may roll their eyes at comparing their child to their dog. I get that. However, since I grew up without any younger siblings or relatives, having a dog was my first time taking care of a living creature. To do my best for him, I needed to learn how to communicate more than anything else, and that served me well during bathroom training my daughter.

4 Potty Training Tricks From Other Countries

Every dad going through potty training with his son or daughter would like to have an extra trick or two up his sleeve. Chances are that you know all about what your friends, family, and neighbors recommend… so why not cast your gaze a bit further?
Other countries have potty training practices and tricks far different from our own. And in some cases, these clever ideas might completely change how you look at the potty training experience. Keep reading to discover the hottest tricks from around the world!

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How to Recognize When it’s Time to Go

As parents, it is easy for us to observe our child’s habits and to recognize certain signs. This is especially true when they have to go to the bathroom. My son used to hate interrupting his activities just to go. So he would wiggle and squirm in desperate attempts to hold it in. No matter how many times I’d ask him if he had to go, he’d flat out deny it until he went dashing to the bathroom and sprayed pee all over the seat. Eventually, I had to take control and make him stop what he was doing so he wouldn’t hold it in.

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4 Ways Siblings Can Help With Potty Training

When you have a house full of kids, potty training a little one can feel more difficult than ever before. However, guys like us are problem solvers, and we’ve got good news for you: you can turn these obstacles into opportunities.
Siblings are actually a great help when it comes to potty training. However, you have to know the trick to using them effectively, and you have to go in with a plan.
That’s where we come in. Keep reading to discover some of the ways siblings can make potty training a breeze!

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5 Common Potty Training Concerns

Every child is unique in the way they go about potty training. Some are more difficult to train than others, which is no fault of the parent. Although each child is different when it comes to learning how to use the toilet, parents tend to share the same roadblocks. Listed here are some of the most common concerns parents experience when potty training.

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Effective Strategies to Prepare Your Child for Toilet Training

Toilet training is an exciting milestone in your child’s development. You finally feel that it’s time to take the next step to eliminate their reliance on diapers. However, an eagerness to complete this giant accomplishment and a lack of understanding about the process can cause significant frustration for you and your child. You may have read and listened to many experts on the subject of toilet training to prepare yourself for the experience, but the preparation is incomplete if you don’t help your child get ready as well. Your child will be a partner in this venture, and it is imperative that he or she is also adequately prepared. Using effective strategies to equip your child will help you go through this milestone with fewer frustrations.

The Next Step: Potty Training at Night

My daughter has mastered potty training during the day. She does not need a diaper, she tells us when she needs to use the bathroom and has gone more than a year since her last major accident.
That is during the day, though. At night – and naptime – she needs to wear a diaper because she will likely go to the bathroom. She complains every time we put it on, saying she hates wearing it and begs us not to wear one. We fight back because any time we’ve given in and let her try to sleep without a diaper, she ends up wetting the bed.
We expect this. Potty training at night is a different animal than during the day. Our daughter is asleep, and her body is not trained to wake her up if she has to go. As a result, she still needs a diaper.

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How to Teach Boys to Pee Standing Up

Boys do not need to urinate standing up. During toilet training, boys, like girls, should learn to pee sitting down. Essentially all toilet training experts agree about this.

There are many reasons to teach boys to urinate sitting:

• Most people urinate when they have a bowel movement, immediately before, or . The two are associated naturally and trying to separate them makes learning more difficult.

• Standing to urinate involves more skills.

• Most boys of toilet training age will have difficulty aiming accurately.

• Even if they can aim, boys may not want to. Either way, this means more work for parents who must clean up.

4 Funny Celebrity Potty Training Stories

The weirdest thing about potty training is that it can feel pretty isolating. Even though it’s something that literally every human on Earth has been through, potty training woes can leave you wondering if anyone really knows how bad this can be.

As it turns out, a fair amount of celebrities have some hilarious stories of potty training gone wrong. These stories can cheer you up and also remind you that you’re not alone —some of your favorite celebrities have gone through the same thing you’re going through.

Keep reading to learn all about four funny celebrity stories about potty training!

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Are Rewards for Potty Training Necessary?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, behaviors are more likely to continue when followed by a positive consequence, like a reward. However, when it comes to potty training, there are opposing opinions, and both sides of the argument have valid points. This is only meant to help with a dilemma. You have to do what you believe will work for your child. Nonetheless, when I started researching whether or not to reward your child when potty training, I started questioning my own methods.