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The Potty Boot Camp is a remarkably successful new toilet training method developed by Dr. Suzanne Riffel. It combines a number of well-known techniques into one unique and EFFECTIVE program. Learn a LOT more by visiting our website at www.ThePottyBootCamp.com.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Which is more environmentally friendly? Cloth or Disposable diapers? The answer might surprise you....

The article below is a great read. It discusses in depth the environmental impact from both disposable AND cloth diapers.  Intuitively, most people think that cloth diapering is more environmentally friendly....but surprisingly, this might not be the case! 

A better solution is to stop diapers as soon as possible and potty train while your children are still young.  The Potty Boot Camp program encourages training before the age of two.  For more information, visit or main site at http://www.thepottybootcamp.com/ .

Click HERE to read the article about diapers and the environment.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Potty Trained Five Year Old with Unique Nighttime Pee Problem

Question:

"My son is five years old. I potty trained him when he was two but he had troubles during the night up until a few months ago, when he finally stopped having bed-wetting accidents.  Over the past few weeks, he has started getting up in the middle of the night, walking a couple feet, and then proceeds to pee wherever he is at the moment!  I have caught him a few times and tried to get him to stop, but he doesn't even seem to register that I am talking to him. I walk him to the bathroom where he finishes going pee, and then I quietly lead him back to bed and he falls right back asleep. I am sure this is some sort of sleep walking but why is he doing it? Any suggestions on how to resolve the issue? will he grow out of it? Should I take him to the Doctor?

Answer:

This is actually not an uncommon problem.  One parent told me about child who even peed in the refrigerator one night! When this occurs, the child is truly unaware of what he is doing.

You might want to wake him up at night before you go to bed and take him to the bathroom.  Emptying his bladder might made a difference. You could also fashion some kind of "bell" on a string that he might walk into in hope that it will wake him. 

Many pediatricians say that sleep disorders of any kind are actually due to a lack of sleep.  It might be a good idea to re-evaluate his sleep habits and make sure he is getting in plenty of hours each night.  Most young toddlers need 10 or more hours every day.

If the sleepwalking/"sleep peeing" doesn't resolve itself in a few weeks, consider seeking help from your pediatrician or other sources.  One website resource you might want to consider is "Help with Sleep Problems." 

Overall, hang in there.  Like most things with kids, this too will pass. 


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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Potty Boot Camp for Children with Autism and other Special Needs

Many parents ask me if the potty boot camp will also work for their child with special needs. The answer is "yes!" Children with developmental delays, autism, or other special needs do respond well to the program. Generally speaking, these children will take longer to train than a child without these challenges. Ultimately, however, the program is just as successful. Parents of special needs children simply need to maintain consistency, expect frustration, be very patient, and remember to smile!

Below is a link to the MomsLikeMe.com message boards, where one mother reports on her child's success with the program.

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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.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Free Potty Training Kit, Chart, and Trophy

I am not a huge fan of pull-up style training pants - essentially they are diapers that pull-on. When potty training, it makes a child feel exactly like he is wearing diapers.....which obviously is a deterrent to learning how to use the toilet!

That being said, however, the kind people at Pampers are giving away a free potty training kit. The kit includes:

• A free sample of Easy Ups Trainers
• High-value coupons
• Fun stickers & coloring pages
• Step-by-step potty training tips
• Potty Progress Chart
• Dora or Diego training trophy

Some of these items will surely come in handy when going through potty training with your young one - especially the progress chart, stickers, and trophy.

You can get your free kit from Pampers online. Click HERE


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.

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