Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea?

I read Arwa Mahdawi’s recent Guardian column ‘Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea?‘ with interest. It is hard to believe that the best efforts to improve disposable nappies have resulted in the direction taken by the Pampers Lumi. Here’s why baby pottying is a better idea.
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Netflix, we need to talk about Orange Is The New Black

Dear Netflix,

We don’t need to tell you how important representation is, as entertainment platforms go, you’re usually pretty awesome at producing content that celebrates diversity and raises consciousness. But we really have to talk about your portrayal of Cal and Neri encouraging their baby to poo in a sink in the last series of Orange Is The New Black.

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5 reasons why making poo-doh can help crack potty training

Research shows that many parents face challenges when it comes to potty training (Matson et al, 2017). Common problems include your child refusing to do what you are asking (McMahon and Forehand, 2003), fear and anxiety (Wager et al., 2017) or inability to adapt to the change from nappies to toilet or potty (Schonwalk et al, 2004). These problems can be extremely worrying and frustrating but In this blog I demonstrate how you can make and use poo-doh to get you through. Continue reading

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Using disposable nappies when your baby goes potty or is potty training

Disposable nappies provide a cheap and convenient solution for many parents and they are the number 1 nappy-option in the UK and North America. Here are my top tips to help ensure successful EC or potty training if disposables are your nappy of choice: Continue reading

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Potty training problems? It’s not your fault!

Quietly, parents are telling me their potty training problems. They are worried they potty trained wrong, that they did it too late, too early, that they rushed it, or dragged it out.  They think it’s all their fault. Sound familiar? Why is this happening? What can we do about it?  Continue reading

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Parent shaming when your baby goes potty

Imagine this: you’re out on a playdate and your baby signals potty, so you take him/her to the bathroom. When you come back, you get a load of uninvited opinion from your “friend” suggesting that you’re harming your baby somehow. Ever been here? Its called parent shaming and it’s a hot topic right now. Continue reading

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The potty pause and how to overcome it

A potty pause or potty strike is very common when pottying (elimination communication). It usually occurs between 6-12 months but can happen earlier or later than this (every baby is different). Many parents stop pottying their baby at this point, but this is not your only option. Read on to understand why a potty pause happens and what you can do about it when it does.  Continue reading