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Time to Ditch the Diapers! 10 Parent-Approved Potty Training Techniques

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Ease Their Fears with Fun


Some kids are afraid of the toilet. Look for ways to ease their fears of that big, dark hole in the bathroom. For example, one mom says, "Have your child sit on the potty at regular intervals. Tell him that fish will show up in the potty and swim if he goes wee wee and there will be an alligator if he poops. Then when he goes, slip a toy fish or alligator into the potty and when you flush the toy swims around in the water. The kids love it!"

Another suggests using a musical toilet. "Just before my child turned two, he would not wear diapers but refused to use the potty. So the search began for something that worked. I finally found something that really worked. This potty has a moisture activated sensor in the bottom that plays 'Old MacDonald had a Farm' when and only when your child 'goes.' It uses music as a reward. My son went from being scared of the potty to proudly singing E-I-E-I-O when he had to 'go.'"

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August 31, 2014



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