July 24, 2020
How Can Toilet Training Work For Your Kid?
As parents, we can all admit there have been times over the past year things have been a little crazy at home with the whole family. From lockdowns, shelter in place orders, school closures, and more we have experienced a shock to the way we normally live. It has been hard on everyone. By this point, we are starting to...
August 8, 2021
CAN I NIGHTTIME TRAIN IF MY CHILD IS STILL IN A CRIB?
As a professional potty training consultant, I often recommend to my clients to do both daytime and nighttime potty training at the same time for the best, most efficient results possible. By removing all diapers from the get-go, it helps send a very clear message that all pee and poop belongs in the potty now. It leaves no room for interpretation or confusion. But all too often, I’m met with the argument, “But we can’t nighttime train yet because she stills sleeps in a crib.”...
Guest blog post by Allison Jandu, Owner and Founder of Potty Training Consultant
September 10, 2021
TOILET LEARNING - REASONS TO AVOID REWARDS
The toilet training or learning is a function once learned that lasts a lifetime! Put simply, toileting is as fundamental as breathing, eating, walking and talking. None of those life fundamentals require rewards to achieve them. So one has to wonder, why do it for toileting? The answer is rewards are given to appease the parent, not the child...
October 10, 2021
TOILET LEARNING - FEAR OF THE BIG WHITE BOWL
As your toilet learning journey begins its best to familiarize your child with the bathroom and all of its components. Start early with naming the items in the bathroom and their purpose. Whenever you use the bathroom from washing up, to showering, to brushing your teeth, to using the toilet, allow your child to join you....
November 11, 2021
TOILET TRAINING - WHEN TO START
Many parents are curious about the best time or age for their child to start using the toilet. Some start their child as young as 4 months while others start at age 4. For the parent that starts at 4 months, they are getting the child accustomed to the activity of using a toilet, and the parent is highly aware of their child’s elimination cycles....
June 21, 2022
TOILET TRAINING VERSUS TOILET LEARNING...WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Toilet Training is defined as the process of teaching a young child to control the bladder and the bowel in order to use the toilet. The Montessori viewpoint is that we do not “teach” what is a natural body process. Instead we observe what the child needs to accomplish, then analyze the best way to offer the necessary assistance to meet that need. Assistance is provided through indirect and direct preparation...