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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Wee Friend Potty Training Stickers

My Wee Friend is a new and exciting yet simple and effective way to potty train.

Developed by a Mother of six and Grandmother of seven ©My Wee Friend™ has been tried and tested By real Children and it REALLY Works!

My Wee Friend is a black sticker that fits into most flat bottomed potties, when your child wee’s into the potty a happy smiley face appears (one of nine designs) encouraging potty use. The smiley face will stay long enough for your child to rise from the potty and be pleased with the result, then it will fade back to black ready for the next use.

When your child uses the potty and realises that he or she has made the happy smiley face appear they just have to tell and show Mum and Dad (so please be close at hand as your child running around your house with a full potty may be a bit messy!)

My Wee Friend is a black sticker that fits into any flat bottomed potty.

When a child wees into the potty a happy, smiley face appears (one of 9 designs).
The smiley face remains long enough for the child to rise from the potty and be pleased with the result.

My Wee Friend then fades back to black ready for the next use.

My Wee Friend is fun and easy to use, and stays in the potty for up to 12 weeks!

(Please Note you do need a flat bottomed potty to use)

My Wee Friend is available from www.PottyTrainingConcepts.com

Saturday, April 11, 2009

How to Deal With Potty Training Accidents

Tips and Ideas When Dealing with Potty Training Accidents:

Potty training is emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, and mentally tiring. Try to take a deep breath before you react. Make your mantra "No emotion. No emotion. No emotion." You can always vent to a friend or family member later on.

After an accident, your child is likely to be upset and confused. Take time to calmly review the situation. Say something such as, "Oops, you didn't make it to the potty in time. You peed in your pants and in the floor. That feels very yucky, doesn't it. OK. Now we need to go get cleaned up." Your toddler will feel reassured that you are in control and will make him feel better soon. Try to make him an active participant in the clean up process.

Next, provide the appropriate solution. Ask your child what you should do next. Walk her through each step - moving to a different room, cleaning herself off, selecting new clothing, and getting re-dressed. Actively have her participate in the cleanup of the floor or area of the accident! Making your child responsible for his or her own accident will ultimately make them less likely to want to repeat the process.

Do try to stay positive, but do convey to the child that accidents are undesirable. Do this in a UNEMOTIONAL tone of voice! The child needs to understand that peeing in his pants is not a desired behavior, but that it isn't a behavior that will lead to anger or frustration from Mommy or Daddy. Always try to encourage your child that next time they will be successful - and make it clear that you are the number one fan in their cheering section!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Orlando Parenting Examiner: The real poop on swim diapers

Below is a link to a great article from the Orlando Parenting Examiner regarding the use of swim diapers. Key points to take away from the article are that a) swim diapers do NOT keep urine out of the pool. The products are designed only to prevent bowel movements from escaping into the swim water (yuck!) AND b)regular pull-ups or diapers will blow up like a balloon when used in a pool, although do serve the same purpose as a swim diaper to prevent a "Caddy-Shack" moment in your pool!

Click the link below to read the entire article:

Orlando Parenting Examiner: The real poop on swim diapers

Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.