pottytraining 

Potty training: Boy edition

Having successfully survived the trials and tribulations of toilet training four boys automatically earns me the title of "Male Potty Training Expert" among new parents. However, when anyone asks how I transitioned them from raunchy diaper-fillers to...

Melissa Joan Hart stars in potty training video

Melissa Joan Hart's career is in the toilet. Literally. The Sabrina the Teenage Witch star will be featured in online video diary that details her two-year-old son Mason's potty training progress. The video will be put out by Kimberly-Clark, who manu...

Potty training newsletters? Yes.

I have not changed a nuclear toddler-plus diaper in over a week and a half, and I think I am more giddy with excitement, pride and relief than I was on the day I graduated University. I am actually really surprised at how hard and all-consuming potty...

Teach your toddler the art of good hygiene

Toddlers are like little creatures from another planet. They eat things off their shoes, pick their noses, use markers to color their belly buttons, and they are far too familiar with their bodily fluids. My own three-year-old can't stay clean, no ma...

Multi-tasking potty chair

The only thing better than a brilliantly designed kid's product is a brilliantly designed kid's product that can vaporize your enemies and transport you to a tropical paradise is multi-functional. Take Boon's potty bench, for example. Not only is i...

Potty school, calling in the professionals

I was chatting with a friend the other day about all the things parents are expected to teach their children that might be better handled by a professional. On the top of the list, after bike riding and shoe tying, was toilet training. Turns out that...

Pants in a Pinch

Not having a child in diapers has made me lazy. I'm constantly unprepared when I leave the house, despite the fact that one of my children is fairly fresh out of potty training. Accidents happen, and I'm left slapping myself on the forehead for not b...

All's fair in love and potty training?

My best friend's Mom has run a day home out of her house for the last twenty years. Carrie would often relay stories about the children, their quirks and craziness, and I remember one little tidbit she shared that seemed benign at the time, but oh, i...

Product Recall: RC2 potty training seats

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 160,000 RC2 The First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. The recall involves potty seats with either a yellow chair and...

Tales from the potty

So, I hesitate to write about my son's potty training experiences in any great length here because one day he might read this and groan "Mom, why did you have to write such embarrassing personal drivel about me all over the Internet? Is nothing sacre...

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...

Skipping the pull-ups

I've never been convinced by the "I'm a big kid now" commercials. As Mom to a toddler who's rapidly approaching full-on toilet training necessity I wonder, what does it mean to be a big kid now? You can take off your own diaper? You can poop in a pot...

No pooping in the pool

When Ellie and I go to our neighborhood pool, I always see a few diapered kids wading in the shallow end or floating in tubes. I admit it grosses me out just a little. I mean, if a kid is wearing a diaper, that means that kid doesn't use a potty. Not...

We are all done with diapers in our house!

In March I made a big splurge at CostCo, I bought one of the largest boxes of size 5 diapers that I could find. It was so big that after I unloaded the bladders full of diapers and packed them away in a closet, Devon, my almost 3 year-old fancied the...

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...

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