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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Child Afraid to Poop on the Potty? Here's a few tips....

Here are a few tips if your child is peeing well on the potty but hesitant to poop anywhere but a diaper:

A few things you can try:

1. Provide 'privacy' - some kids just want to go poop in private! (A tent, closet, cozy corner...all can help.)

2. Make it cozy - set up an area with some stuffed animals, books, a favorite blanket.....some kids are just really afraid and need some reassurance.

3. Let him poop ON a diaper...but not in it. Tell him he can use a diaper to poop as long as he is sitting ON the diaper....which you will place ON the potty.

Keep in mind that sometimes the poop training can take a few weeks after starting on pee training.

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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wooden Potty Chairs

My personal favorite things are the bits of furniture fashioned with small kids at heart. You will find wooden potty chairs emblazoned with both the logo and the style princesses, farm animals, or super heroes. What an excellent selection of wooden potty chairs are available available on the market. There are wooden potty chairs, travel potty chairs that are portable, musical potty chairs, potty chairs for children which may have special needs and others.

Handcrafting these lovely wooden potty chairs has started a significant unique niche in the marketplace today. You will get wooden potty chairs that are plain or fancy. If you wish to get some good idea of how these wooden potty chairs look, think such as one for boys which is grandly named His Majesties Throne. These wooden potty chairs will definitely have a little girl or boy feeling just like a king or queen.

Wooden potty chairs all come with handles to enable parents to move them around with ease. Wooden Potty Chairs utilize disposable potty liners.  Also, once the toddler has progressed to using the 'big bathroom' and  no longer needs a potty chair, the lid can be closed - turning it into quite a toddler chair.

For a TRULY effective Potty training program that will have your child 90% trained in a couple of days and diaper free in a week, check out "The Potty Boot Camp" by Suzanne Riffel. www.thepottybootcamp.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pros and Cons of One Day Potty Training

Who says it can be done?

Dr. Phil claims the guy can undertake it in one day, I seem to recall that some kid was rewarded by a call from other fave character (a buddy ready to play along) One mom says, "We were skeptical that this method would really guarantee a goodbye to diapers in only one day."

Unfortunately, I don't think it'll work with every child, and the stars would not line up for my particular child while I tried to potty train her in a day. This book offers a system of potty-training that is quick, but elaborate, and potentially a challenging time. Know better than to put a lot of expectations on your daughter.

Another mom says, "I withheld one star from my review because I figured the writer encouraged spending more money for this process than was necessary. I can't rate this book on content because I'm not planning to make this happen technique; it may be the best technique on earth but I am going to never figure out." Yet another says, "My son had two accidents before he actually peed within the toilet and contains had only one since (he couldn't get his pants down in time because he was holding a banana and didn't can deal with it.) After the original two accidents, he stayed dry between sitting on the toilet."

Come to your own conclusions.

For a TRULY effective Potty training program that will have your child 90% trained in a couple of days and diaper free in a week, check out "The Potty Boot Camp" by Suzanne Riffel. www.thepottybootcamp.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Your Child is Potty Trained - How do you Maintain???

After a few days of post potty-boot camp interval training it is time to get your child back into clothes. Obviously they can’t run around naked for too much longer and it is time to take the major step of buying underwear! It is important to bring your child to the store with you so they can choose their own underwear, as this will get them more excited about wearing them and give them a sense of ownership of the underwear. Praise them for taking this step, for becoming a “big boy” or “big girl” with special underwear. Tell them they have graduated from potty boot camp and are now a “potty star!”

To wean your child off using the timer, you will have to be responsible for reminding them every 30-45 minutes to use the potty. How you word this request is important. Every parent with a toddler knows that every question they ask their child gets answered with a “NO!” so make the request a statement rather than a question. Try “Time to use the potty” rather than “Do you have to go potty?”

It’s very likely that you may see some regression in your child’s potty habits at the point when they start using underwear. This may be caused by episodes of “bladder memory”. When your child feels the absorbent underwear material on their bottom they awaken the memories of diaper usage and begin to unconsciously let themselves go in their underwear. If this happens, continue to use the timer until your child is having fewer accidents.

Potty training maintenance is sometimes more difficult than the potty training itself. The excitement of the initial success of potty training has worn off and now you are in constant reminder mode. As a parent you feel like a nag, but you must be vigilant and consistent. At least every thirty minutes you must remind your child that is time to use the potty. They will be able to tell you at this point if there is a need to go, but don’t wait for them to tell you.

Accidents will happen at this stage, it is inevitable, and there will be episodes of frustration for both children and parents. Remember to think of this as a learned skill that your children are slowly acquiring. When they learned to walk there were often accidents as well but eventually they did stop wobbling and began to move forward with confidence. So it is with potty training, unsteady and unreliable in the beginning but progressing nicely over time to the point where they can be completely trusted and self-sufficient.

The key for parents is not to expect a dramatic change too soon. If you are hoping your child will recognize the urge, go to the potty, pull down their pants, wipe and flush and cleanup all by themselves after graduating from potty boot camp then you are bound to be disappointed. There will be gradual progress and frequent regression, but when they are fully independent then you will wonder at how it seems they were always doing this by themselves.

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.