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Posts Tagged ‘potty training’

Why Kids Hold Their Stool

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Poop and stool habits account for numerous discussions among parents, especially for those with newborn children or parents who are in the throes of potty training.  It’s true, no topic is off limits when it comes to raising healthy, resilient kids! (more…)

How to Treat Stool Holding

Monday, February 14th, 2011

On Friday, we discussed stool holding and encopresis: what it is and why kids have trouble going to the bathroom.   Now it’s time to discuss treatment. (more…)

The Scoop On Poop

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

It seems that I get a lot of questions and concerns from parents about their child’s stools (poops). Who would have thought that once we become parents we would be so interested in poop!! (more…)

When Is The Best Time To Potty Train?

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

A study that was recently published  in an issue of the Journal of Pediatric Urology is one of the first to show that timing of potty training children seems to be more important than the technique. (more…)

Potty Questions Keep Coming

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Potty training always gets lots of questions and one of the most common is having a child who will “tinkle” in the potty but is not yet “pooping”. When potty training all three of my boys, they all pooped later than they tinkled. I know some people disagree, but I certainly think I hear of more people who have to work a little harder and longer to get to pooping on the potty. It may be due to a toddler’s fear of letting their poop go, or the difference in sensation with stooling or any number of issues that toddlers are working through as they are potty trained. (more…)

Focusing on a Baby’s Stool

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

A recent email inquiry posed a frequently asked question: “How often does my your-baby need to poop?” It is still strange to me that we focus so much on poop when we have newborns. I can still remember the days, years ago, when my husband would come home from work and ask, “Has the your-baby pooped today?” We kept poop and pee charts for a few weeks and these charts were reviewed and discussed like people analyze the stock market these days. Finally, after several weeks of this, I had an epiphany, as both a mother and pediatrician. (more…)

Re-Potty Training Your Child

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

It seems like I have been seeing lots of kids recently with issues about the potty and either regression with potty training and accidents, or “weird new frequent voiding habits”. Now I have always firmly believed that children are very astute, sensitive and pick up a lot about what is happening around them, and maybe some of our parental stress with the economy and world issues may be “trickling” (no pun intended) down to the toddler crowd. (more…)

Potty Training

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

If you ask 10 parents how they potty trained their child, you will most likely get 10 different answers. “Potty training isn’t one diaper fits all and it doesn’t work in one day,” says pediatrician Dr. Sue Hubbard, co-host of The Kid’s Doctor radio show. “When your child is ready, there are signs they are ready.” Those signs, she says, include showing interest in the potty and going to the potty several times successfully. “Start at 18 months and buy a potty, put it in the bathroom and let the child touch it, sit on it, play with it, carry it around the house, whatever, to be involved in the bathroom.” (more…)