Topic: potty training

Potty Training Your Infant Is An Exercise In Futility‏

Potty Training Your Infant Is An Exercise In Futilityâ

After so many months and years or changing diapers, most parents are understandably thrilled to get their children potty trained. The extra room in the budget after eliminating diapers plus, the freedom of a child that can take care of business on their own is all incredibly enticing for a parent. However, research would suggest that starting potty training too early is usually an exercise in futility. More »

Your Magical Potty Training Trick Will Not ‘Fix’ A Late Trainer

Your Magical Potty Training Trick Will Not 'Fix' A Late Trainer

Imagine if you were reading a parenting article about babies learning to walk, and someone wrote, “Oh, my child walked at 9 months. I don’t know why people make such a big deal about teaching kids to walk. I just stopped holding his hands and walked away from him, and boom, he followed me! I figure if he’s old enough to eat solids, he’s old enough to start walking.”

It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? And yet this is exactly what a lot of parents do when talking about toilet training. More »

9 Insane Things I Find In My Kids’ Bathroom

9 Insane Things I Find In My Kids' Bathroom

Of all the rooms in our house, the one with the most alarming and bizarre messes is my kids’ bathroom. They can do what they want to their bedrooms, and the play room we try to keep in an acceptable state (i.e. we can walk through it), but their bathroom is shared by all and cleaned by me. That makes it personal. And I want to know how almost seven-year-old human beings manage to commit these kinds of atrocities. More »

Evening Feeding: Potty Training Boot Camp

Evening Feeding: Potty Training Boot Camp

Potty training boot camp for the most resistant kids out there -Parents.com

Trick-or-treating with kids that have food allergies -Babble

Facebook and Apple will pay for you to harvest your eggs? -HuffPo Women

Channing Tatum opens up about diaper duty -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Tinder actually worked for this lucky lady -YourTango

How you hairstylist becomes your friend -The Frisky

Pink talks about the time that her daughter dropped the F bomb -HuffPo Parents

How to deal with disgusting kid laundry problems -The Stir

Rachel Zoe picks pumpkins with her family -Celeb Baby Laundry

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Pushing Your Kids To Potty Train Before They’re Ready Is Almost As Horrible As Bragging About It

Pushing Your Kids To Potty Train Before They're Ready Is Almost As Horrible As Bragging About It

Potty training is one of those milestones that causes endless headaches for parents. I blame all the people who insist that babies are born trained and never want to be in diapers, for fooling the rest of us into believing we’re doing it wrong. It turns out all of those potty-over-achievers may be doing more harm than good. Pushing your child to potty train before age two is linked to increased risk of later wetting problems. So if you’ve been stressed about getting your young child trained — try to chill out.
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Your Public Potty Training Ruined My Corn Dog

Your Public Potty Training Ruined My Corn Dog

On Sunday, my husband and I took the kids to the state fair as a last hurrah before school starts this week. When the time came for us to eat “lunch” (I put “lunch” in quotes because funnel cake and a corn dog are state fair lunch, not real lunch) we grabbed a picnic table on the side of the long line of food stands and got our nosh on. Then, about halfway into my corn dog, it happened: a couple walking by with their son stopped about ten feet from our table, pulled out a collapsible, portable potty, pulled down their son’s shorts and underwear, and sat him down on it. More »

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn’t Helping Anything

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn't Helping Anything

A Missouri mother is embarrassed and angry after a checker at a Dollar General store shamed her for what she considered to be an inappropriately dressed child. The two year-old was in underwear and a t-shirt at the time – her had mom changed her out of her wet clothes in the bathroom after a potty training accident. I don’t see the point of shaming a mother who is doing her best in a difficult situation. Mind your own business. More »