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Potty Training While Traveling

When a dad is trying to potty train his kids, there’s a lot that can go wrong. However, you do have a few things going for you, like the home field advantage of training your kids inside of your home.

However, life is what happens when you’re making potty training plans, and you end up losing that advantage when you go on a vacation. This puts a lot of dads in a bind. Should you cancel the vacation? Hit the snooze button on the training? Or something else entirely?

We’ve got some advice for you: don’t give up. We’ve created the perfect guide for how you can successfully potty train while traveling!

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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.

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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.

potty training my daughter, potty training methods

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.

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Is My Child Ready to Toilet Train?

Remember, you’re the parent, you should decide when the time is right. Many parents today ask their children if they are ready, and when they child says no, the parents decide they don’t want to upset their little one. Why would they say yes? Diapers is all they have known, it works for them, why change?

Well right now, your child needs a parent, not a friend.

Tips for Potty Training a Boy

Boys have a reputation when it comes to potty training. Experts at the University of Michigan Health System say that although boys and girls are both ready to start potty training at the same age (between 24 and 27 months), boys aren’t often fully trained until a couple months after girls (29 months for girls, and 31 months for boys). Remember that this is just an average, however, and reasons aren’t very clear.

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