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Potty Training Boys Vs Potty Training Girls

Posted by Amanda Jenner

There is no major difference when potty training boys versus potty training girls.

Boys are harder to potty train than girls

This is a myth that I often hear, but it’s definitely just a myth!

I have potty trained a great many boys and girls and have experienced equally successful results between both. The only different is some parents like boys to potty train standing which can cause a slight delay because this does take practice.

 I always potty train boys to sit while they are weeing as, initially, they do not have much control when standing and it can make them very distressed when they wee everywhere. Potty training boys by sitting tends to empty their bladder a lot more when sitting. Asking a boy to stand while weeing is just another thing for them to think about during their early stages of potty training as they have to hold their penis and aim in the correct place. You will find that potty training boys standing will come in time as they get a little bit older, though maybe not for some. It is also good for boys to sit as they must do this when they poo, so it helps with consistency during potty training.

 

Potty training girls is important to show how to wipe after they have been for a wee from front to back to avoid infections. You can assist at the beginning guiding her hand, but gradually let her do this independently, but try to avoid her over wiping as this may cause her to be sore down below. Be warned little girls tend to love using lots of toilets roll for this.

For boys you can use a tissue to dab the end of their penis or teach them to shake when they start to stand to do a wee.

Obviously, all little ones learn at a different paces and gender isn’t a factor its just when they are ready.

Amanda x

 

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There is no major difference when potty training boys versus potty training girls.

Boys are harder to potty train than girls

This is a myth that I often hear, but it’s definitely just a myth!

I have potty trained a great many boys and girls and have experienced equally successful results between both. The only different is some parents like boys to potty train standing which can cause a slight delay because this does take practice.

 I always potty train boys to sit while they are weeing as, initially, they do not have much control when standing and it can make them very distressed when they wee everywhere. Potty training boys by sitting tends to empty their bladder a lot more when sitting. Asking a boy to stand while weeing is just another thing for them to think about during their early stages of potty training as they have to hold their penis and aim in the correct place. You will find that potty training boys standing will come in time as they get a little bit older, though maybe not for some. It is also good for boys to sit as they must do this when they poo, so it helps with consistency during potty training.

 

Potty training girls is important to show how to wipe after they have been for a wee from front to back to avoid infections. You can assist at the beginning guiding her hand, but gradually let her do this independently, but try to avoid her over wiping as this may cause her to be sore down below. Be warned little girls tend to love using lots of toilets roll for this.

For boys you can use a tissue to dab the end of their penis or teach them to shake when they start to stand to do a wee.

Obviously, all little ones learn at a different paces and gender isn’t a factor its just when they are ready.

Amanda x

 

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Travelling on Holiday with Toddlers

Posted by Amanda Jenner

It’s that time of year where we look to head off on our family holiday but sometimes the idea of heading abroad with a toddler can make even the calmest of parents a bag of nerves. 
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It’s that time of year where we look to head off on our family holiday but sometimes the idea of heading abroad with a toddler can make even the calmest of parents a bag of nerves. 
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Ditch the nappies & start potty training!

Posted by Amanda Jenner

After lots of research by UK’s Toilet Training Expert Amanda Jenner, she found that the average toddler by 3.5 years old will have used 5,500 nappies, which costs £1400 or £33.40 per month. Every day we throw away 8 million nappies a day. That’s a massive 3 Billion nappies thrown into the UK landfills every year!

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After lots of research by UK’s Toilet Training Expert Amanda Jenner, she found that the average toddler by 3.5 years old will have used 5,500 nappies, which costs £1400 or £33.40 per month. Every day we throw away 8 million nappies a day. That’s a massive 3 Billion nappies thrown into the UK landfills every year!

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5 biggest potty training myths you need to bust

Posted by Amanda Jenner

As the parent of a young toddler, you've been able to celebrate a lot of milestones. First smiles. First steps. First words.  However, separating fact from fiction isn't always easy where potty training is confirmed. Unfortunately, there are myths (and bad methods) out there that will sabotage your child's chances of successful potty training.  Expert Amanda Jenner has listed 5 Myths about Potty Training that you still probably believe.

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As the parent of a young toddler, you've been able to celebrate a lot of milestones. First smiles. First steps. First words.  However, separating fact from fiction isn't always easy where potty training is confirmed. Unfortunately, there are myths (and bad methods) out there that will sabotage your child's chances of successful potty training.  Expert Amanda Jenner has listed 5 Myths about Potty Training that you still probably believe.

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15 essential potty training tips for your little one

Posted by Amanda Jenner

  1. Choose your timing wisely.
  2. Start any time of the year.
  3. Don’t compare your child to any other – we are all different.
  4. Let them choose their own potty/toilet trainer seat.
  5. Let your toddler set the space.
  6. Keep to a routine as much as possible.
  7. Let the nursery school and family know you are potty training. Remember to advise them of your methods so you can work together consistently.
  8. Use a reward chart with some special stickers, and a reward box for extra encouragement.
  9. Give an abundance of praise. 
  10. Get them to carry their potty with them everywhere, this gives your child a sense of security.
  11. Be organised – if you are going out, take spare clothes and pants with you.
  12. Dress them in loose clothing so they act quickly when they need to go.
  13. Reduce liquids 30 minutes before bedtime. 
  14. Don’t revert back to nappies unless there are special circumstances.
  15. Patience pays, don’t give up!
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  1. Choose your timing wisely.
  2. Start any time of the year.
  3. Don’t compare your child to any other – we are all different.
  4. Let them choose their own potty/toilet trainer seat.
  5. Let your toddler set the space.
  6. Keep to a routine as much as possible.
  7. Let the nursery school and family know you are potty training. Remember to advise them of your methods so you can work together consistently.
  8. Use a reward chart with some special stickers, and a reward box for extra encouragement.
  9. Give an abundance of praise. 
  10. Get them to carry their potty with them everywhere, this gives your child a sense of security.
  11. Be organised – if you are going out, take spare clothes and pants with you.
  12. Dress them in loose clothing so they act quickly when they need to go.
  13. Reduce liquids 30 minutes before bedtime. 
  14. Don’t revert back to nappies unless there are special circumstances.
  15. Patience pays, don’t give up!
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