Archive for tag 'potty training'


Hopscotch Potty Training Tips

Not to jinx myself, but I feel like potty training so far has been a really great, positive experience overall! After a little bit of a slow start, Miss H has really embraced the whole concept of the potty. Here’s the Hopscotch family’s potty training tips (note: I’m obviously not a potty training expert — [...]

We’re Starting Potty Training – and you might be too

Potty training.  It’s one of the phases of parenting a toddler that I am dreading the most.  I just got home from an incredibly informative seminar where I learned a ton about the process (including some fabulous tips!), so I thought I would share the wealth of knowledge I stumbled upon.  The presenter was Janeen [...]

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The Two-Year Method

If you are living on the same planet as me, you have heard of the “Three-Day Potty Training Method.” This post won’t touch on that at all. Other than to say that, like pretty much everything else on planet earth, it works for some, and not so much for others. We didn’t even try it. [...]


“Trainers” and Trainer Accessories

When Ellie was almost two, she started using the potty. Despite not being a very verbal kid, she took to it like a champ. At 24 months on the dot, she was staying dry all day. For naps, too. Overnights took a little longer, but bladders and muscle control are still maturing, just like the [...]

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Potty training a 22 Month Old

We bought Liam a little Baby Bjorn potty when he was around 17 months old. We talked about it and while he liked putting toilet paper into the toilet and flushing, he didn’t show much interest in sitting on the big toilet or his little potty. Then, one day in December, he pooped in his [...]

potty training my 26 month old

Last summer, I shared why we weren’t in a hurry to potty train.  Chloe was 20 months old at the time, and even though she was showing signs of being ready, we weren’t in any hurry to push the issue. She has a history of UTIs and the concern was that she would purposefully hold [...]

Potty Training a Pre-Two

I’m going to give you the punch line of this post first: I don’t recommend potty training a toddler until they’re showing signs that they’re for-sure ready and you’ve packed a bag full of patience for your journey (which does not last for only three days.) This has been the least parenting fun I’ve had! [...]

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