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Need some advice when things aren’t going as expected? Want to share a potty training tip with other parents? This is the place to be! Choose from the four categories below and find all you need to know.

  • Potty Trainer to Moms Like Me – Even Celebrity Moms

    Potty Trainer to Moms Like Me – Even Celebrity Moms

    Meet the Celebrity “Potty Training Whisperer,” Jen Singer. She has been an official Pull-Ups® Potty Training Partner for years and can give anyone the scoop on potty training. Here she tells her story about giving potty training advice to celebrity mom Melissa Joan Hart.

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  • Potty Training for Working Parents

    Potty Training for Working Parents

    Every family experiences potty training highs and lows, but it can be especially challenging for parents that work outside the home. Whether parents are working full-time or part-time, most can’t be with their child every time they need to use the bathroom. Check out the following tips to help you and your child prepare for potty training, even while you work.

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  • Daycare Provider Inside Secrets: The Scoop from Seasoned Professionals

    Daycare Provider Inside Secrets: The Scoop from Seasoned Professionals

    Planning your child’s potty training schedule can be a tricky task. But consistency, patience and open communication between parents and daycare providers can lead to a more successful training routine. Here we have real-life accounts of parents and child-care providers working together to create seamless training schedules.

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  • Dads and Potty Training

    Dads and Potty Training

    Dads can be particularly apprehensive about the potty training experience, and they can end up taking a secondary role to mom. But it doesn’t need to be that way. On the contrary, there are many reasons why dads should be excited and eager to enter into the potty training process with their child, and take a leading role.

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  • Potty Training as a Team

    Potty Training as a Team

    The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” holds true when potty training your toddler. The process can be easier and more fun when you involve everyone from siblings to grandparents to daycare providers in addition to mom and dad. Here, our Training Partners offer their top tips for getting everyone on board for a potty training team victory.

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Dads and Potty Training

Dads and Potty Training

by Dave Hagler

Dads can be particularly apprehensive about the potty training experience, and they can end up taking a secondary role to mom. But it doesn’t need to be that way. On the contrary, there are many reasons why dads should be excited and eager to enter into the potty training process with their child, and take a leading role.

Reason One: An important part of potty training is to motivate your child and make it fun. Often, this takes the form of a silly song or dance like the Pull-Ups® Potty Dance. The sillier, the better, to make it loads of fun for your child. And through a toddler’s eyes, there truly isn’t a sillier sight than watching dad engage in the Potty Dance. This is undoubtedly a time when mom won’t make the cut — they want dad to make a fool out of himself doing the silly dance. And ironically enough, it gets them excited about potty training.

Reason Two: Consider the diaper bag. Most men are less than thrilled to be wearing a diaper bag around their shoulder. But once a child is potty trained, you are free to go out without the bag in tow.

And speaking of free, there is a new found sense of freedom which comes with not having to lug around all the diapers, wipes, and creams that fill that diaper bag. You can now go to all the places that were off limits when your child was in diapers because changing tables were hard to find. Imagine going to a sporting event with nothing extra to carry? And for dads with boys, nothing brings pops more pride than bonding with his son at the game by standing next to him in the restroom during half time.

Reason Three: An important reason for dads to be excited about potty training is that it really is a two-person job. Dad needs to use the same routine and rewards that mom uses (and vice versa). Meaning, if your child goes potty every hour on the hour with mom, keep the same routine with dad — consistency is key. And there is nothing more fun for a kid who just went potty than to lead both mom and dad in a “potty parade” through the living room.

So, now you see the important role dads can play when it comes to potty training. They can act silly, ditch the diaper bag, enjoy the new freedom to visit new places, and join forces with mom to help keep a consistent potty training routine.