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What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

A child can be put on the toilet even as infant, and in some cultures this is routinely done.  A small percentage of American and Canadian parents have adopted this practice, called elimination communication (EC). Before you sign up thinking your life just got a whole lot easier, you need to know that EC is not potty training. This is a way to manage a child’s waste, that is a long-lasting, gentle, gradual system that is used instead of diapers. This will replace the frequent diaper changes with frequent visits to the potty.

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Help Your Child Stay Dry at Night

Help Your Child Stay Dry at Night

Bedwetting is a very normal thing among young children. About 50% of three year olds, 40% of four year olds, 20-25% of five year olds, and 10-15% of six year olds still don’t stay dry every night. Typically bedwetting goes away on its own as children get older; however, there are a few things that you can do to help your child stay dry throughout the night.

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Sit or Stand? Tips for Potty Training Boys

Sit or Stand? Tips for Potty Training Boys

Many aspects of potty training are the same for boys and girls alike, but in this post I am going to cover a few unique aspects of potty training boys. Thinking through these tips from the start will make potty training much easier for you and your son.

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Dealing with Potty Training Accidents

Dealing with Potty Training Accidents

It can be frustrating when your child happily pees on the potty but refuses to use it for bowel movements. Your child might demand a diaper, go in his pants, or hold his bowel movements and cause complications such as severe constipation. This is a fairly typical setback in potty training so this post will cover some ways that you can help.

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Potty Training Praise – How Much is Too Much?

Potty Training Praise – How Much is Too Much?

It is hard to know what praise strategies you should use when your child is learning to use the potty. Should you give lots of applause and compliments? Should you show simple, matter-of-fact acceptance? What is the right response to encourage potty training success?

Researching this question doesn’t get you very far because both sides of the camp are very adamant about their opinions. Some experts say that you should absolutely give tons of positive feedback and turn potty training into a party – noisemakers, treats, songs and prizes. However, other experts say that you shouldn’t get overly emotional or excited and simply acknowledge that your child has done well.

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Should You Worry About Bedwetting?

Should You Worry About Bedwetting?

Does your child wet the bed? You may wonder if it’s normal and worry about what to do. Here are the answers.

Is it normal?

Almost half of all three-year-olds and 40% of four-year olds wet their beds multiple times a week. Additionally, 20-25% of five-year-old children and 10-15% of six-year-olds don’t stay dry every night. These percentages conclude that bedwetting, called Enuresis (“en-yur-EE-sis”), is normal behavior at these ages.

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