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Potty Training Age, Training Advice

Potty Training Age, Training Advice, top tips, ‘toilettiquette’ and Expert posts. Learn how siblings can help with potty training, exerting almost magical powers! A big tool in potty training a child is to use idols to encourage their motivation to ditch the nappy.

Also, wondering if your new baby will affect current potty training efforts? From Rhian Harris, “With a baby due in a matter of weeks, I therefore thought we had toileting in the bag. I imagined that if I were busy with the baby, she’d still be able to go to the loo without needing me to always be too ‘hands on’. Imagine my concern then when her toileting started to take a backward turn.” Read more of Rhian’s post.

What about refusal? A battle of wills? It’s really common for children to show all the signs of being ready to start potty training, but for some reason they stubbornly refuse to go anywhere near a potty or toilet let alone sit on it to do a wee or poo! Read more about this!

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Top tips to help keep you Zen during potty training

When we did market research last summer parents told us that they found potty training stressful and on the whole scored it as a 5 out of 10 on the stress scale. We have compiled the following tips to try to help keep parents Zen during potty training. Have realistic expectationsIf you google potty training,

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Should you pause potty training if your child is ill?

January is the second most popular time for potty training after the summer months. It makes sense to get potty training completed before the summer months, especially if children are starting pre school or nursery later in the year. The downside of potty training in the depths of winter is that very often children get

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Top 10 tips for when your child refuses to poo on the loo

One of the most common questions we get asked about is what to do when children won’t use the toilet or potty to poo in. Common signs and symptoms are that parents find children hiding, asking for a nappy to poo in, doing a potty dance to trying to stop themselves needing to go, or

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Should potty training be child led or adult led?

In previous generations potty training, like many other aspects of parenting tended to be led by parents and the protocol was generally to wait until their second birthday and then to go for it. Things are different now; potty training is starting later and lasting longer, and children are on average spending up to a

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Clean Fifteen Vs Dirty Dozen

Understanding which fruit and vegetables contain the highest and lowest levels of pesticides We constantly hear that we should be feeding our children a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, however the risk of consuming too many pesticides is often reported, so how can we navigate this parenting puzzle? Nutritionists recommend that we buy and

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