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Monday, June 6, 2011

Scheduling Toddlers/Toddler Tips

I am hesitant to post about this but my facebook friends have asked me to post about this so I will. Please remember only nice and helpful comments will be allowed.

Potty Training.  I am certified through the state of Colorado in Toilet Training. I used to teach and speak at parenting conferences about potty training and at my old job (before I became a mommy) I would go to daycares and train the teachers how to help potty train the 2.5 -3 year olds.

So here are the top 5 things you need to know BEFORE you even think about potty training.

1- Make sure your child is ready.  There is no certain age or time when a toddler should be potty trained. If you do it on your own you will not have success.  Every kid is different too.  My oldest potty trained at 2.6 years, my middle at 2.4 and my youngest at 2.2.  Their process and motivations were all different and I waited until they were ready.

How do I know if my child is ready?
----Can he stay dry for several hours?
----Does he have regular predictable bowel movements?
----Does he know when he NEEDS a diaper change?
----Does he say pee or poo or know what he is doing when he is doing it?
----Does he understand logic and reasoning...cause and effect?

I will post more next week about the next thing you need to know. If you are at this stage with your toddler now, keep talking about it, keep sitting on the potty and talking about what is happening.

Hope that helps!


  1. Thanks for posting this - I think my 2.8 year old is ready - but this makes me even more sure.

  2. I am so glad I found your site! I hope people aren't leaving mean comments. If they are they are just jealous!

    I agree about potty training, if you do it on their timing it happens faster.

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you are posting about this! I am right at this stage and wanting to know if I should start and how to do it. My son is 2.5 years old, he's showing interest in the potty. But I don't know if I can say that he has regular predictable bowel movements...? Hmm. I can't wait for more info!

  4. Thanks for posting this. You have helped other people in person so I am glad that you are FINALLY posting it here.

  5. I am ready to take the plunge and have been researching for weeks on what to do. THANK YOU for following your friends lead and posting this. Truly inspired.

  6. Why were you hesitant in posting this? I'm glad you are! :) It just tells me so far I know what I'm doing, even though I haven't done it for YEARS. Quin's so boy and just doesn't care yet, but he at least tells me when he has to poop, so we're getting there. I'm a firm believer in doing it according to when THEY are ready, otherwise, YOU'RE the one who's trained. :)

  7. You know how people are Jami - they are - well ... rude if they don't agree!

  8. Great post! We're potty training today. Yesterday went well for the first half of the day, but did not end well. I think I need to be more proactive and actually have him sit on the potty more!

  9. You always say what I need to hear thanks!

  10. Do you have any tips to helping your child sleep through the night without wetting? My kids both sleep too deeply to really wake up. But they are trained during the day.

  11. I could use some nighttime tips, too! :)

  12. Thank you so much for this post tutorial... I was so confuse with advises i get for my daughter (she is 1.1) and as I can see it is quite early for her.
    Thank you, you have helped me a lot.


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