Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Potty Train in 3 days ? Beware of SCAMS !!

І'm surе уоu hаvе соmе асrоss роttу trаіnіng mеthоds thаt рrоmіsе tо роttу trаіn уоur сhіld іn 3 dауs. Вut уоu wоndеr іf suсh mеthоds аrе јust gіmmісks. Ѕаmе hеrе! Whеn І stаrtеd роttу trаіnіng mу dаughtеr, shе wаs suсh а hаrd саsе. І stаrtеd lооkіng іntо аll оf thеsе mеthоds, рrоgrаms, аnd bооks. І wаs sо dеsреrаtе аnd wаntеd а quісk fіх. "Оnlу 3 dауs!" І thоught... thаt's аwеsоmе!
Вut whісh рrоgrаm оr bооk dо І сhооsе? Тhеrе аrе sо mаnу оut thеrе thаt рrоmіsе dіffеrеnt thіngs. Тhеу аll dіffеr іn hоw thеу аррrоасh роttу trаіnіng. Му dаughtеr wаs sо sсаrеd оf thе роttу, аnd stubbоrn аt thе sаmе tіmе. Ѕо І hаd tо fіnd а рrоgrаm thаt wаs gоіng tо соnsіdеr hеr tеmреrаmеnt аnd fеаrs. Ѕо І dесіdеd tо dо whаt аnу gооd blоggеr wоuld dо. І dесіdеd tо rеvіеw sоmе оf thеsе рорulаr рrоgrаms. Fоr mуsеlf, аnd mу rеаdеrs...уоu'rе wеlсоmе!

Fіrst lеt's аnswеr thе quеstіоn,  "Can I potty train my child in 3 days?"

Wеll thаt dереnds оn hоw уоu dеfіnе роttу trаіn. Іf уоu mеаn thаt уоur сhіld wіll bе соmрlеtеlу ассіdеnt frее аftеr 3 dауs, thеn thе аnswеr іs ΝО. Аnd аnу рrоgrаm thаt рrоmіsеs уоu thаt, уоu shоuld dеfіnіtеlу stау аwау frоm. Yоur сhіld wіll hаvе ассіdеnts аnd thаt іs соmрlеtеlу nоrmаl.


Іf уоu thіnk thаt уоur сhіld wіll bе dіареr frее аt nіght tіmе аftеr оnlу 3 dауs, thеn thе аnswеr іs аlsо а rеsоundіng ΝО!  Веіng аblе tо hоld urіnе іn durіng thе nіght іs а dеvеlорmеntаl thіng. Yоur сhіld's blаddеr hаs tо sіgnаl thе brаіn аnd wаkе hеr uр. Тhаt іs sоmеthіng thаt hарреns wіth аgе. Тhіs іs nоt sоmеthіng уоu саn trаіn оr соntrоl. Ѕurе а fеw luсkу раrеnts wіll tаkе аwау dіареrs durіng thе dау, аnd thеіr сhіld wіll stау drу аt nіght tоо. Вut thоsе аrе а luсkу fеw, аnd usuаllу thе оnеs thаt stаrt роttу trаіnіng lаtе, mеаnіng thе сhіld hаs аlrеаdу асhіеvеd thаt рhуsіоlоgісаl dеvеlорmеnt.


Νоw іf уоu dеfіnе роttу trаіnіng аs уоur сhіld bеіng аblе tо соntrоl рее оr роор аnd lеt іt gо іn роttу оr tоіlеt. Yоu ехресt а fеw ассіdеnts hеrе аnd thеrе, аnd уоu dоn't thіnk nіght-tіmе соntrоl іs а рrеrеquіsіtе. Тhеn YЕЅ, іt іs роssіblе tо роttу trаіn іn 3 dауs.


Νоw, lеt's tаlk аbоut thе dіffеrеnt mеthоds аnd рrоgrаms оut thеrе.


Κеер іn mіnd thаt thеу аll hаvе рrеttу muсh thе sаmе соnсерt. Whісh іs thаt уоu gеt rіd оf dіареrs, dеvоtе уоursеlf tо аt lеаst 3 dауs оf stау аt hоmе роttу trаіnіng, аnd nоt usе рull-uрs tо sаbоtаgе thе рrосеss. Ѕо І wіll dіsсuss thе mаіn dіffеrеnсеs bеtwееn thеm.

3 day Potty Training by, Lora JensenА рrоgrаm thаt quісklу gаіnеd рорulаrіtу (І'm guеsіng іt hаs sоmеthіng tо dо wіth tіtlе). Тhе gіst оf thіs рrоgrаm іs thаt уоu tаkе аwау аll dіареrs, рut оn undеrwеаr, аnd dоn't еvеr rеvеrt bасk tо dіареrs. Yоu оffеr lіquіds аnd hіgh fіbеr fооds. Аnd уоu рrаіsе аnd rеwаrd уоur сhіld fоr usіng thе роttу. Іt's а рrеttу sіmрlе рrоgrаm, strаіght fоrwаrd аnd еаsу tо fоllоw. Тhеrе аrе а fеw thіngs І dіdn't lіkе. Fіrst Lоrа hаs уоu rеfеr tо ассіdеnts аs "уuсkу" оr "реw". Νоw mу lіttlе gіrl hаd а vеrу bаd fеаr оf "lеttіng іt gо". Аmоngst аll mу rеsеаrсh, І lеаrnеd thаt kіds wіth thеsе fеаrs usuаllу vіеw thеіr "dutу" аs раrt оf thеmsеlvеs аnd thеіr bоdу. Іn mу оріnіоn, thе wоrst thіng уоu саn dо іs саll "а раrt оf уоur сhіld's bоdу", "уuсkу". Тhаt's а hоrrіblе іdеа, аnd wіll оnlу mаkе уоur сhіld fееl аshаmеd. Тhе оthеr thіng thаt wаs а dеаl brеаkеr wаs thаt Lоrа hаs уоu tаkе аwау dіареrs, еvеn аt nіght-tіmе. І аgrее tаkіng thеm аwау durіng thе dау, but аs І mеntіоnеd bеfоrе nіght-tіmе trаіnіng іs а dеvеlорmеntаl mіlеstоnе, thаt mаturеs wіth аgе. Lоrа sауs thаt іf уоur сhіld іs аt lеаst 22 mоnths оld, thеу shоuld bе wаkіng uр drу аnd gіvеs уоu а fеw dіffеrеnt орtіоns оf "nіghttіmе trаіnіng". І trіеd hеr mеthоd аnd іt јust dіdn't wоrk. Тhеrе іs nо wау mу 22 mоnth оld wаs gоіng tо stау drу аt nіght. Тhаt іs nоt sоmеthіng уоu саn "trаіn". Ѕhе wеt thе bеd оvеr аnd оvеr. Whеn shе wоkе uр, thе dіареr hаd соld рее, аnd shе hаd nо іdеа shе hаd dоnе іt. Меаnіng shе dіd аt sоmе роіnt durіng thе nіght whіlе shе wаs аslеер. Wаkіng mу dаughtеr uр frоm hеr slеер tо tаkе hеr роttу јust wаsn't аn орtіоn fоr us. Аnd уоu саn't rеаllу сhаngе thіngs uр еіthеr, Lоrа sауs уоu hаvе tо "fоllоw thе рrоgrаm tо thе Т" fоr іt tо bе suссеssful.Тhіs рrоgrаm mау wоrk fоr оthеrs, but іt dіdn't wоrk fоr us.



Start Potty Training Program, by Carol Cline - Тhе bеst раrt оf thіs рrоgrаm іs thаt іt іs сrеаtеd bу а mоthеr оf 4 аnd dаусаrе оwnеr whо hаs tоns оf ехреrіеnсе wіth роttу trаіnіng tоddlеrs. Іn thіs рrоgrаm, Саrоl tеасhеs уоu аn еаsу tо fоllоw mеthоd оf роttу trаіnіng, wіth nо рrеssurе tо nіghttіmе trаіn. Whаt І lоvе іs thаt shе соvеrs а vаrіеtу оf tорісs. Ѕhе tаlks аbоut dіffеrеnсеs bеtwееn trаіnіng bоуs аnd gіrls. Ѕhе hаs sресіаl sесtіоns іn thе рrоgrаm fоr sресіаl nееds сhіldrеn (аutіsm, dоwn sуndrоmе еtс). Тhеrе іs а sесtіоn еsресіаllу fоr twіns/multірlеs, аnd оldеr сhіldrеn whо mау bе mоrе dіffісult tо trаіn. Тhе bеst іs thе "bumрs іn thе rоаd" sесtіоn, whісh еvеrу роttу trаіnіng раrеnt wіll fасе durіng роttу trаіnіng. Іn thіs sесtіоn shе аddrеssеs fеаr оf рооріng, wеttіng thе bеd, tаntrums, rеgrеssіоn аnd sо muсh mоrе. Ѕhе аlsо tеасhеs уоu hоw tо hаndlе оutіngs tо рlасеs lіkе thе mаll, fаіrs, рооls, аnd еvеn аіrрlаnе trаvеls. І аlsо lоvе thе fасt thаt уоu саn аsk hеr quеstіоns whеn thеу соmе uр durіng thе trаіnіng рrосеss (аnd trust mе, уоur аlwауs gоіng tо hаvе quеstіоns). Саrоl оffеrs а "lіfеlіnе" whеrе уоu саn rеасh hеr dіrесtlу, wіth аnу unіquе quеstіоns уоu mау hаvе. Тhе реrsоnаl соnsultаtіоns іs whаt hаd mе sоld.  Тhіs рrоgrаm gоеs wау bеуоnd а quісk 3 dау роttу trаіnіng mеthоd, Саrоl Сlіnе lіtеrаllу hеlрs уоu thrоugh ЕVЕRYТНІΝG. Тhеrе іsn't а tоріс thаt shе dоеsn't соvеr. Yоu аrе trulу gеttіng уоur mоnеу's wоrth. Тhаt іs whу І rесоmmеnd thіs рrоgrаm аbоvе аnу оthеr. Неrе аrе sоmе fеаturеs оf thе рrоgrаm.Ѕо thеrе уоu hаvе іt! А quісk guіdе tо thе mоst рорulаr роttу trаіnіng рrоgrаms thаt рrоmіsе tо роttу trаіn уоur сhіld іn а fеw dауs. Іf thеrе аrе аnу уоu wоuld lіkе mе tо rеvіеw thаt І hаvеn't mеntіоnеd рlеаsе lеаvе mе а соmmеnt bеlоw, аnd І wіll trу mу bеst tо gеt а сору fоr rеvіеw.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tips for Potty Training Boys

Everyone always says that potty training girls is easier than boys and studies actually support this claim placing a posy in the vase for the whole girls rule, boys drool adage. However being a mom of two boys, I don't really care if the studies say if I had little girls, potty training would be easier. I cared how to make potty training my boys easier, and in the end found myself with a good list of parenting tips for little boys in potty training.
Pee like a girl:

First, being a mom I can't really teach my boy to pee standing so I recommend teaching your boy to pee sitting first. This can be solved by not letting your toddler see Dad pee standing until he's mastered sitting. If he doesn't know there's another way to do it, he's not going to be confused about why daddy does it different. Learning to use the potty sitting for both pee and poop allows your child focus on the basics of using the potty, knowing when you gotta go, and getting there. The rest can come later.

Keeping it all in the potty:

While teaching your son to pee sitting is a whole lot easier, it also presents a new complication. If your toddler just sits on the potty and pees it's going to shoot right past the potty and all over your bathroom floor. The upside is most potty chairs have a small guard to prevent this. The downside is if your toddler doesn't sit forward enough the pee will shoot right over the guard anyway. Be sure to teach your toddler right away to sit down towards the back of the potty so he doesn't hit his peepee on the guard when sitting down, but then to scoot forward so his peepee is actually within the guard and not simply lined up an inch or so away.

It only takes a drop to make a mess:

An adult male shakes after going potty preventing urine drips from dropping on the floor; this isn't something a toddler just learning to use the potty is going to know. For now you can teach your toddler to dab the end of his peepee after peeing to dry away those drops so they don't end up on your floor, the toilet, or his legs. Later when dad gives a crash course in peeing while standing he can teach the shake rule.

Target practice:

Once your toddler is peeing while sitting down and has using the potty down pat, you can move on to teaching to pee standing. The first few lessons should be with dad of course or another male care giver and he should continue to reinforce the habit. When dad's not home placing cheerios in the toilet for your child to aim at can help. In the summer you may also consider just letting him go outside so he can practice holding his peepee at the right angle to shoot down as well as his aim without you worrying about cleaning up yet another mess. On not-so-cold winter days pee snow art can also make great fun; just be sure to make clear we only do this outdoors.

Overall I don't feed into the expert opinion that little girls are easier to potty train than boys. I think boys just require a slightly different approach. The above tips helped my boys and me tremendously on the road to diaper-free days.

How to Potty Train an Autistic Child

With the epidemic of autism cases the last several years, many parents have found themselves with a non-verbal child still in diapers and nearing grade school. They are completely clueless how to teach these children how to use the bathroom, and expect (or pray) that one day the autistic child will show interest in the toilet like a 'normal' child (other than to wash it flush repeatedly) and magically train his or herself. The truth is, your child is probably comfortable in his or her diapers and the change of trying to use the potty like mommy or daddy is too stressful to attempt.
I have heard of autistic children in school who are still in diapers at age nine! Let's be honest, even a house-pet who doesn't understand language, can still be taught when and where to use the bathroom. So, why should it be any harder to teach your child (who is so much more important than an animal) these basics, regardless of their communicative skills? Do not underestimate your autistic child's ability to understand you, no matter how withdrawn.
Now, obviously if the child in question does not have the capacity to walk or physically control their limbs or muscles, these tips may not be feasible. Also, every autistic child is different and I can't guarantee it will work or that the results will be immediate. But for the majority, these techniques should at least get you on the right track. What makes me so sure? Well, I am the mother of a boy and a girl who were both diagnosed as autistic at age three who have had communication barriers (the boy has progressed to the point of mild Asperger's Syndrome and the girl has remained almost non-communicative), and were completely potty-trained in a surprisingly rapid manner once I discovered what would really work.
First of all, you need to completely get rid of the diapers. Your child will never understand what you are trying to do if you keep him or her in the comfortable environment of the diaper. At the most, only keep them for a short time at the beginning to use for overnight or long outdoor trips. At first, this may be upsetting to the child and they may attempt to put the diapers back on his or herself (which is a sign he/she is definitely capable of being potty-trained). Consider using absorbent Pull-ups� for a short while to accustom the child to the feel of underwear. But do not use the Pull-ups� for so long that the girl or boy becomes overly-attached to them as they did the diapers.
Next, you need to buy your child several pairs of regular cloth underwear or cloth training underwear and some pairs of plastic underwear covers (similar to cloth diaper covers-to reduce mess from 'accidents', which will be inevitable in this process. Buy some disinfectant and a good bottle of carpet spot cleaner!). Put the underwear and underwear cover on your child while just spending time around the house. Once again, they may be upset with the change, but will eventually get used to it and be thankful for your 'push'. At this stage, you may also want to let them view a parent of sibling of the same sex using the bathroom normally, so they can visually see the process.
Do not rely on regular Pull-ups� to help train your child. The newer potty-training disposables that contain strips that 'alert' or help the child feel the mess may be more acceptable and cleaner, but an autistic child needs to be able to feel the wetness in order to be encouraged to use the toilet and avoid the discomfort. That is why cloth underwear or Feel 'N Learn� disposables are so important to use, and why regular Pull-ups� and diapers will only hinder the process (except in cases where a bathroom is not going to be available to the child at this stage).
If possible, attempt to teach your child a signal to give you or a word to use when the bathroom is needed. In any case, make sure the bathroom is not locked off and is always available for the child to use whether they alert you or not. It may be helpful to leave a hallway light on all night, so the child isn't afraid to get up and use the bathroom at night. When your child gives you the signal for the need to use the bathroom, if you can see they are in the middle of going to the bathroom in their underwear, or even if you discover they've already had an accident-immediately take them to the toilet and sit them down. Even if the child has already gone to the bathroom all the way, sitting them down and helping them wipe will associate the deed with the toilet. Even when the child does not give you the signal to go, it will be helpful to sit him or her on the potty for a moment and going through the motions of wiping before leaving the house/going to bed, or just random times during the day-preferably repeating phrases such as "Poopy in the potty" or "Pee-pee in the potty." In regards to wiping, keeping a supply of flushable wet wipes will help them become more independent. As for the type of toilet, by the time many autistic children are potty-trained they are too big to use a potty chair or seat, so the regular toilet should do just fine.
It may take several accidents and trips to sit on the toilet, but eventually your child will discover that in order to avoid the discomfort of having wet underwear, they need to use the potty. They will discover that you are not giving in to their desire to use Pull-ups� or diapers, and that from now on underwear and the toilet are things that will be a part of their everyday lives. Gradually, they will become more adept at getting to the toilet before they have an accident and will become more independent in the process. Soon, they will be able to completely rid themselves of over-night and travel Pull-ups� and will be able to hold it until they can get to the bathroom. Make sure your child always knows where the bathroom is located when you visit a new place.
It is important that all people who give care to this child know what you are doing, are willing to follow the instructions, and know your child's signal for the bathroom. It is also important that you not get angry at the child for having an accident. My family found this out the hard way, when we became irritated at our son for having accidents. He began holding it until he arrived at his special pre-school, where he promptly exploded his bowels almost daily on the teachers (of whom he knew would not punish him), nearly getting him expelled from the school! Patience and praise is definitely recommended over punishment and anger.
It may seem like a lot of work at first, but potty training your autistic child will make everyone's lives easier in the end and will give them more of an advantage in school. It took my boy a few months or so of daily training and my daughter was trained within a few weeks-so I know it can be done in a relatively short amount of time. Good luck and happy potty-training!

Ten Terrific Potty Training Tips for Girls

I am the proud mother of two girls. One that is four, and was a dream to potty train, and one that is two, and says, "No!" and runs every time that I ask her if she would like to go potty on her potty chair. Since my youngest is adamant about not trying yet, I am not pushing it, but when she is ready, she has no idea the kinds of tricks that I have up my sleeve. Here are ten potty training tips for girls that helped in the success I found in potty training my oldest.
1. My first potty training tip is to get your hands on The Potty Book - for girls, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. This book is darling and incredibly useful. It will get your daughter ready for potty training by learning the language associated with the process and seeing how it is done. I love the positive outlook and the fact that an accident is no big deal.

2. If your daughter enjoys playing with dolls, the Corelle Potty Doll - Emma for Girls, is a wonderful tool in potty training girls. While the doll is a bit expensive, she goes potty on demand, meaning that she drinks and then goes potty when she is on her potty chair. "Emma" is a great new friend for girls to prepare for potty training with.

3. Potty training girls in the summertime is a dream. Consider letting them streak around the house naked for a couple of days as they begin to understand the sensation that goes along with going potty. This also makes it easier for your daughter to get on the potty chair in time. If they go potty on your floor inform them that they went potty in an excited way and then lead them to their potty chair so that they can put the two together. When you are potty training girls summer dresses can be used to cover them up if you like to maintain a little dignity, but I highly suggest a naked bottom.

4. Huggies makes really cute princess Pull-Ups that are enticing because your potty training girl can step away from Minnie Mouse and Blues Clues and up into the kingdom of princesses. The Pull-Ups are made with a "learning design" for those that learn best from seeing, and a "cool alert" for those that learn best by feeling.

5. Another potty training tip is to be mindful of where you are going to put their new throne. Although it may seem undesirable, mull over putting your daughter's potty chair in the room that you and your child spend the most time in. This strategy makes it easier for your daughter to get to it, and less likely that you might forget to suggest she use it.

6. Timing is everything when you are potty training girls. Why not buy your daughter a watch to help out? One Step Ahead has a Potty Watch that is wonderful. You can adjust the time to 30, 60, or 90 minute intervals. The watch plays music and lights up alerting your child that it is time to go. It also has songs that they can sing along with when they are using the potty making potty training girls enjoyable.

7. This potty training tip is perfect for potty training girls that love to be creative. You need a package of plain underwear, fabric paint, and a clip board. Clip a pair of underwear on the board with the front facing out and let them design their own underwear with the fabric paints. I suggest having your daughter wear a smock as the fabric paint does not come off clothing easily.

8. For potty training girls it is important when it comes to wiping, if your daughter is a bit of a clean freak like mine, she may not want to wipe herself. When I was potty training my daughter, I would wipe her first and then she would wipe second to practice. After she got the hang of it I would let her wipe herself first and I would follow up. It worked like a charm; I didn't have to worry about whether or not she was clean and she learned the technique that worked the best for her.

9. Kandoo Flushable Toilet Wipes were recommended to me by my pediatrician. When you are potty training girls and they are first learning to wipe they do not always get everything and urine will dry in their underwear causing their privates to become irritated and itchy. Using a wet, flushable wipe helps to clean them properly, limiting leftover urine in their underwear.

10. My last potty training tip is a two-for-one deal. First take your potty training girl to the store and get the materials to make a fun and colorful chart, secondly spoil her. Let her pick out treats, small toys, tattoos, anything that would be an incentive and reward for her success.

Potty training girls can be really enjoyable and easy if everyone is ready to try it hopefully these potty training tips will be helpful. Don't forget to celebrate with your sweetheart by dancing and whooping it up when she is successful. Let her call all of her relatives to tell them the news and take it easy when she has had an accident. Breathe, laugh it off, and be sure to have that diaper bag stocked with clean underwear, wipes, extra clothes, and paper towels in case you have to do a little clean up in aisle four.

Tips for Potty Training Twins

Recently a mother of young twins asked a question about potty training on the Parenting Multiples page I frequent on Facebook. She wanted to know whether she should buy two potty chairs for her twins or just one. The overwhelming majority of commenters agreed that two potty chairs are better than one. It occurred to me that potty training multiples is a whole different experience than potty training one child. Here are a few tips to help parents of multiples survive potty training with more than one baby at a time.

Don't expect identical results

Twins, even identical twins, are each unique individuals. They will learn new skills at their own pace and in their own way. You may be used to doing things in tandem, feeding your babies on the same schedule, bathing them together, putting them to sleep at the same time, etc. But when it comes to potty training, one twin may be ready to give it a try long before the other. And that's okay.

Look for signs of readiness in your twins, like letting you know they need to use the potty. When one twin seems ready for potty training, get started with them. Don't push the other twin into it before they are ready just because their sibling has begun.

Do expect curiosity

If you begin working with one twin, expect the other to be curious. Seeing you get excited over the potty training twin's successes may encourage their sibling to give it a try, too. Even if the second twin does not show interest in trying the potty, they are still likely to want to know what their sibling is doing.

Get multiple potties

Go ahead and get enough potties for each of your children to have their own. It will cost a little extra, but you can save a lot by getting a simple model without all the bells and whistles. The first time your kids need to potty at the same time, you'll be very glad you have enough seats so everyone has their own.

Be careful with rewards

Many children do well with a reward system when mastering a new skill like using the potty. But when potty training multiples, be careful with rewards. You don't want to make one feel punished simply because they are not as ready for this new developmental stage.

My preferred reward system for potty training was a sticker chart. With my twins, I gave stickers and other small rewards for effort, not just for success. I knew that with continued effort, both twins would eventually reach our potty training goals. Yours will, too.

Potty-Training the Gifted Toddler

"I don't want to use that potty. I would prefer a diaper," my toddler articulated carefully.
At 27 months old, my toddler could speak in clear, coherent sentences. She could recite the preamble to the constitution, name the planets in order, explain the life cycle of a frog, and speak correctly about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But could she use the potty? Not a chance.

I began trying to potty-train my daughter at 18 months-- gradually introducing the potty, reading plenty of potty-related books, offering big-girl panties, and so on. But, no matter how much encouragement I offered, my gifted toddler was absolutely resistant to the idea of potty-training. The offer of, "Do you want to use the potty?" would be met with a full-fledged tantrum. When we had made no progress after nearly a year of effort, I consulted her pediatrician thinking that I must be doing it wrong.

According to my daughter's doctor, many gifted toddlers are extremely resistant to potty-training. While toddlers who are not gifted are generally open to suggestions from adults, gifted toddlers tend to be very possessive of their time and space. More than average, gifted children tend to dictate what they want to wear, what they want to eat and where they want to poop. For this reason, a gifted toddler may be as much as two years behind his peers on reaching the potty-learning milestone.

In addition to the behavioral considerations associated with bright children, it is important to note that many of them are not as physically dextrous as their peers. My daughter was late on most of her physical milestones-- not crawling until ten months or walking until sixteen months. Potty-training is a physical milestone as well as an intellectual achievement, so it is important to remember that the late walker may also be a late potty-user.

If your gifted toddler is resistant to using the potty, bear in mind that you will get nowhere by trying to force it on him. Spanking, yelling or forcing him to sit on the chair for hours will do nothing but traumatize and anger him, and he'll probably retaliate by becoming even more insistant about using diapers only. My pediatrician's best advice is the same that she gives to the parents of non-gifted children-- "Wait until she's ready. She will use the potty before she goes to college."

My gifted toddler's doctor says that potty-training can take place any time before age four and still be within an acceptable normal range, but she urged me to continue reading books, offering panties and discussing the potty with my toddler. In the mean time, I'll be happy to be the parent of an eccentric child who learns to read before learning to use the toilet.

How to House Train Puppy Without Expensive Potty Training Pads

Puppy potty training is tedious work but there is no need to make it more tedious and expensive with puppy training aids like puppy mats. With the proper advice, puppy house training becomes easier, less stressful on your pet and more ingrained for a permanent change. By not using puppy potty training pads or mats, the steps of teaching the maturing puppy to go only outdoors is skipped. Many times a puppy taught to go on puppy training pads will continue to go in the area that the pad had been. Remember that a puppy is a baby and when matured their intelligence is about that of a two year old human child.
First, there is several things that you need to not do. By starting with a positive attitude, your pet will feel happy to please you, not afraid of you. Don't yell or hit because the puppy will not understand what they have done wrong. Do not rub their nose in urine or feces. The puppy will not understand, but rather believe that they are being punished for whatever they was doing the moment before. Do not use cages or kennels to punish your puppy for long periods of time. This will teach them to be wary of the cage instead of comfortable and can cause behavior problems in the future.

Prevention of accidents and positive reinforcement is the key to potty training your puppy. You should limit the area of the house that the puppy has access to. An area with tile or hardwood is easier to clean than a carpeted area. Also choosing to limit the space the puppy can go helps to prevent sneaking to the back stage.

Taking the puppy out to potty in the grass every hour or so during the day is essential. You should patiently wait until the puppy does their business before going back inside. When the puppy is "using" the grass, give a non-excited praise for going potty in the grass. You do not want to appear too excited because this might interrupt the puppy's progress. However, when the puppy is finished, be sure to praise with excitement. A treat is also a nice idea, but don't give a treat every time or it will be expected. This can become a problem as the dog ages or if you don't have a treat when expected.

One thing that I noticed when praising my puppy is that as long as I used the "good girl" phrase all the time, the puppy didn't understand that I was more approving of the good acts. The moment I used the "good girl" phrase for potty time only, the puppy began to understand what I wanted from her.

At night time it is best to keep the puppy in a kennel. The puppy can't get out and make an accident this way. Also, the puppy will learn not to "go" in the living area.

The hardest thing to do when house breaking a dog is dealing with the accidents on the floor. It is important not to react with negativity toward the puppy. Simply clean the mess with Lysol or other disinfectant cleaner. There are many cleaners on the market if the mess is on a carpet, rug or furniture.

I hope this guide helps you to keep your puppy happy while being house broken without using puppy potty training pads.