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Handy Device Lets You 'Go' Whenever or Wherever

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Credit: GoGirl
Let's face it ... the world is not a pee-friendly place if you're female. Enter the GoGirl female urination device, a clever little thing made from flexible, medical grade silicone that can be...
Let's face it ... the world is not a pee-friendly place if you're female.

Doctors Recommend Leaving It Up

The next time you complain about the toilet seat being left up, consider this: if you've got a little man in the house, putting it down could pose a hazard to his, um, well, little manhood. British doctors found several cases of boys between the ages...

Poopy principal 'pologizes

What's an elementary school principal to do when he's got a problem with students spreading feces on the floor and toilets in the girls' bathroom? Well, he send a note home to parents asking them to talk to their children about the problem, he could ...

In the men's room

As a year-end bonus, the company I work for gave all the employees an extra day off -- New Year's Eve. Rachel and I decided to take the kids downtown for the day. Rachel needed some maternity clothes and wanted to check out the big Old Navy store whi...

Potty-training, Japanese style

There are a lot of things I truly admire about the Japanese culture. My bathroom is an homage to Japanese style and when designing it, I studied books and websites and consulted with experts in order to get it just right. There are also a lot of thin...

Kid needs to pee in the car? Use this

As every parent has undoubtedly experienced, it sucks when you're driving and your kid suddenly has to go to the bathroom. There you are, trapped in traffic on the highway, no where near any place with a toilet, and they're screaming: "I gotta go WEE...

Literature in the loo

I was talking with some parents from Jared's school the other day when one mentioned that her daughter has taken to reading while sitting on the toilet. She even goes so far as to have her younger sister fetch her another book after finishing one. Sh...

Trying not to laugh

As parents, we sometimes find ourselves in the situation of being presented with a sight that is undeniably hilarious, but at which we simply cannot allow ourselves to laugh. Regardless of how funny a situation might be, we can't afford to let the ki...

Positive Reinforcement

There are a lot of things that we all do that no one notices -- unless we don't do them. Rachel doesn't notice when I put my dirty clothes in the hamper but she does take note when I leave them in a pile on the floor. With children, however, it's imp...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, May 20, 2007

There has been a fair bit of discussion lately around these parts about potty training. After a long and difficult start, we seem to be having a fair bit of success with training Sara. This got me wondering what other bloggers have to say on the subj...

How do my children synchronize poops?

My one and 2-year-old children have the oddest thing going on. For the past month or so, they have started having synchronized poops. I'm not talking about one going and then the other going thirty minutes later. I'm talking about the exact same time...

Millions scared sh*tless by toilet phobia

We cannot, under any circumstances, seem to get Edan to use the potty. I don't know what the problem is. It sparkles, it sings, it makes special happy noises when it senses you've done your business -- hell, I'd love a potty like that. You'd never ge...

Over-the-top baby gear: Boon Potty Bench

Having been through potty training with one child and about to embark on training the other, I sized-up Boon's Potty Bench with interest. The Boon Potty Bench has that hip, gadget-y quality that will appeal to the Bugaboo-pushing set. It boasts "...

Out of the mouths of our babes: Powerpuff Girls and potty mouths

Everett loves the Power Puff Girls, and who wouldn't at age three? They're adventurous, they're zany, they have gigantic eyes that zap things. His babysitter loves them too, so they watch together, giggling over the strange and hairy antics. Today he...

Potty training update: the great poop adventure continues

For the past three weeks, I've been holding forth one heck of a bribe in the continuing potty-training poop battles (if you haven't kept track, Everett, at three-and-a-half, has been doing great with the pee, not so great with the poop). It's the Cur...

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