There are so many different ways to parent that chances are, part of your experience will involve explaining your parenting choices to someone else. Due to the power of advertising by nappy companies, helping your baby to use the potty before they are well into their toddler years is no longer the norm in our culture. As a result, you might encounter at best curiosity and at worst concern from your partner, friends or family. (or if you are a celebrity – from the mainstream media!) Don’t worry – we can help you to navigate this.
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How prepared is your child to stop using nappies?
Have you noticed the difference good preparation makes when it comes to transitioning your child from one activity to another? There are fewer tantrums and more co-operation. Good preparation is also at the heart of ensuring a good transition between nappies and no nappies and helps you and your child work in partnership when potty training. Here’s how to achieve it.
The most unhelpful thing to say when potty training
How many times have you said “do you need to pee?” only to be told “NO!”, even though you know the answer is really a yes? When you get a ‘no’, where does this leave you? What can you do to avoid this trap and help teach your child about consent along the way? Continue reading
The worst advice for solving potty training problems
When your child has a potty training problem, it often manifests as a particular behaviour. This can look like refusing to sit on the potty or toilet, having tantrums or meltdowns, hiding to pee or poop, insisting on pooping in a nappy rather than the potty, insisting they don’t need to go when you know that they do or suddenly having multiple accidents despite seeming to understand a week ago.
The best advice for solving potty training problems
When your child has a potty training problem it often manifests as a particular behaviour. But the key to resolving the behaviour is to look below the surface at what’s happening underneath
What having a puppy taught me about potty training
I’m sure many people would find comparing their child to a dog somewhat strange, but their needs are not so different when it comes to toilet training. So why do we approach the two so differently? Continue reading
Do you have a garden pooper? 4 tips to successfully potty train a child who won’t go where you want them to go
Ask Rebecca: Using a pottytunity to delay bedtime
Your child is telling you she wants to be nappy free at night says Rebecca Mottram.
My 20-month-old is doing amazingly well with potty training. She’s had several dry days, almost a week of dry naps (2ish hours) I really shouldn’t complain, but… she asks to go several times AFTER we put her to bed. She’ll pee a decent amount before we put on PJs, and then want to go again 20 minutes later. She only ever has a few drops, but she’s so proud. And I’m SO TIRED. She’s still in a diaper for sleep, so she’s not worried about an *accident* really, I think it’s partially a stalling bedtime tactic. I don’t want to tell her to just go in her diaper, but I don’t want to get her up twelve times a night to go, either. It’s affecting her sleep but she still wakes up with the birds, so she’s grumpy. How can I encourage her to hold it without dismissing her instincts?
How to potty train twins or multiples
What is the best way to approach potty training twins or multiples? Should you potty train them together or separately? This post will give you the tools that you need to decide which approach is best for you and your family.
Fear of the toilet & 5 ways to tackle it
Some children are terrified of using the potty or the toilet. Parents from all around the world come to me, struggling to understand what they can do to resolve what can often seem like a completely irrational fear.
Whatever has led to this situation, here are 5 gentle solutions that can get your child back on track with their potty learning journey. So take a deep breath, let go of that frustration, don’t go spending your money on sticker charts or talking potties, we’ve got you.