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Why I’m Waiting to Potty Train

I won’t lie – as soon as Jackson started to get close to the 18-month mark, I started to feel some pressure to potty train. I know it’s silly – he’s so young! But Pinterest is exploding with bloggers who swear they’ve potty trained their tiny little toddlers in a weekend, and everyone I know […]


It’s Potty Time!

It’s time, folks. As much as I was dreading it, Little Lion had shown enough readiness signs that we knew it was time to ditch the diapers. I found this article from Lucy’s List (which references the book, Oh Crap. Potty Training by Jamie Glowaki) really helpful, and we used this as the foundation of our strategy, […]

Potty Training Readiness

About a week ago, as we were getting Little Oats ready for the bath, she declared “I go pee!” Since she was diaperless, I put her on the toilet to see what would happen. Sure enough, she peed…and cheered herself on when she was done. I was surprised, but sure that it was just a […]

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Potty Training Essentials

They say that girls are usually easier to potty train than boys, but Charlie was easily potty trained while Olive was more of a challenge. We kept putting it off because she didn’t show much interest, then we were traveling, jet lag, etc. But starting a new preschool last fall was a great motivator for […]


Potty Trained at 20 Months

I’ve been holding off sharing this, because I didn’t want to jinx it, but since it’s been three months now and I can’t remember the last time she had an accident, I think it’s safe to say that my daughter is potty trained. Woohoo! I bought two cheap potty seats for the bathroom (one that sits […]


Potty Training: Real Life Stories from the Confetti Trenches

Potty training. I can’t lie and say I was excited about this hurdle in the parenting journey. As I have written about before, I learned as much as I could before dipping my toe in the waters, hoping to skip mistakes before I made them. Well, research and real life collided, as we finally ripped […]

Potty Training: The Practice Stage

In my previous potty training post, I outlined the first three steps of the potty training process – modeling, explaining and play – as outlined by Janeen Hayward, Clinical Psychologist and sleep/behavioral consultant with Swellbeing. The next step – PRACTICE – requires a post all its own, since there was so much great information. For […]

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