6 natural ways to conquering constipation and pooping resistance in potty training
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Constipation - a common source of painful bowel movements, belly aches, cramping, bedwetting and soiling, affects millions of kids each year. In fact, according to a 2018 study in The Journal of Pediatrics, 18% of toddlers and 14% of children and teens from 4 - 18 years old suffer from constipation.  In toddlers and kids around potty training age, children often become constipated by withholding their stool to avoid or delay a bowel movement... and this behavior often stems from fears and anxieties around going, leading to potty training hurdles like pooping resistance… a source of pain a ..read more
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Why probiotics should be in your potty training toolkit
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Potty training… the important milestone that each and every parent and child will go through. Few milestones in your toddler’s life can match the excitement, the reward (and sometimes the frustration!) of transitioning from diapers to a potty. It’s a journey of independence and building self-confidence…but can at times have its fair share of hurdles, and as many parents will attest to this is especially true when it comes to pooping on the potty.  So in today’s blog post, we talk about probiotics, an unsung hero in helping kids to have easier bowel movements and how taking this good bacte ..read more
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5 Things you can do NOW to make potty training easier when you start
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The weather is heating up, your child is showing all the signs they are ready to potty train and you're thinking it's about that time to start thinking about getting your child out of diapers for good. The first question that'll likely pop into your head is "but where the heck do I start?" ... and the second question that generally pops up in parents heads are: "how to I make this as fast and easy as possible?!" My answer: the very first step to a fast and easy potty training experience is the work and preparation you do BEFORE you start potty training..something that I like to ..read more
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Why summer is the perfect time to dive into potty training
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As we begin to approach warmer months here in the USA, you're likely thinking of school camps, vacations and water activities. But did you know that potty training during warmer weather has it's advantages. Let's dive into the top reasons why summer is the perfect time to start potty training your kiddo.  1. Summer clothes are lighter  Say farewell to those thick layers of winter clothing and hello to light and airy summer outfits! Potty training is all about teaching your child about what their body's signals are and what to do when they have these urges... and with thick ..read more
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How to manage your child’s nutrition to set your child up for potty training success
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Wondering how nutrition impacts your child’s success on the potty? A balanced and nutritious diet can have a big impact on a child’s ability to poop both regularly and comfortably. And that's because if a child's bowel movements are painful, it can have a direct effect on your child’s willingness to use a potty to go.  So in honor of Digestion Health Month, let's take a deeper dive into how nutrition impacts potty training and how with small changes like adding fiber, good bacteria and drinking more water, you can make your child’s journey to diaper freedom a  ..read more
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How to manage your child’s nutrition to set your child up for potty training success
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1y ago
Wondering how nutrition impacts your child’s success on the potty? A balanced and nutritious diet can have a big impact on a child’s ability to poop both regularly and comfortably. And that's because if a child's bowel movements are painful, it can have a direct effect on your child’s willingness to use a potty to go.  So in honor of Digestion Health Month, let's take a deeper dive into how nutrition impacts potty training and how with just a few changes to your child’s diet, you can make your child’s journey to diaper freedom a whoooole lot easier.   The elephant in the room… Consti ..read more
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Top 5 Tips On How to Handle On-The-Go Accidents
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Your child is starting to use the potty after practicing at home and you're now ready to finally leave the comforts of home. You want to keep the momentum going... but you're wondering how the heck do you handle accidents when you are out of the house.... and ensure minimal mess? Whether they are at home or while you're out and about, "accidents" in potty training are a very normal and important part of your kiddos potty training journey... and you can expect them for the weeks and months to come. In fact, it can take up to 12 months after starting potty training for your child ..read more
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Hiding to poop can be a red flag for these reasons
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Is your child hiding to pass a bowel movement? Perhaps its under the table? In the corner of the room? In the playroom? Hiding to poop is a phenomenon of toddler and preschooler kids that is actually less mysterious than you think... and extremely common. Aside from it being a sign that your child is becoming aware of their bowel movements, it can indicate a number of things, some of which raise red flags. Let's dive into this behavior and what this means for your child's upcoming or existing potty training journey. When does it commonly begin? Hiding to poop can begin before parents star ..read more
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How to encourage peeing during potty training and why its important
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Consuming water has endless benefits. It helps to keep your child's body hydrated to maintain their body temperature, deliveries nutrients to their cells, improves brain function, memory, concentration, maintain a healthy immune system, its good for teeth and bone health and helps the digestion system function properly and prevent constipation...to name a few! And when it comes to potty training specifically, when you encourage your child to consume more fluids, it increase the changes of your child peeing... and when your child pees more, it creates more opportunities for potty lear ..read more
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What is emotional readiness for potty training, and why is it important?
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Researching potty training your child and wondering when the heck your child is truly ready for you to start? Timing potty training right lays the foundation for how smooth your child's potty training experience can be. If you start too early, before your child is developmentally ready they may not yet have the ability to communicate their needs, may not yet have the physical ability to control their bowel and bladder movements and may not yet quite understand what the potty is and what it's used for!  The one of the best indicators of whether your child is ready for potty training i ..read more
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