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Time is running out!

Potty-Watch-1 Many of our Moms are preparing their children for pre-school and guess what, one of the requirements is that your child must be potty trained!!  It seems that I have received more phone calls lately and emails regarding their children not telling them when it is time to potty.  At this age, we find that children will not want to stop playing with their toys, watching their favorite programs, or come in from outside and take the potty break that they so need to take.  The outcome of this, a potty accident of course.

 

Potty Watch 1

Children get so involved in what they are doing and their little bladders are just not developed enough to hold it in until they get where they are going.  They just seem to wait too long before they decide they need to go to the potty.  An easy way to resolve this is with our Potty Watches.  The alarms are made to go off regularly, therefore reminding the child to go to the potty on a regular schedule without having to be told.

 

WobL-Watch-Pink-2The way it works is like this.  You set the watch, let say for 30 minutes.  Every 30 minutes the watch alarm will sound off or vibrate to remind your child that it is time to go to the potty.  Once the child has perfected going every 30 minutes without an accident, you will need to increase the time between bathroom visits by setting the alarm to once every hour.  Doing this will allow his bladder to strengthen and you should see him go longer and longer between bathroom runs.  Some of them are very inexpensive and some kids just love to wear them.  What do you have to lose?

Potty Training Girl

Public Potty Training

Have a private potty party

Oh no, here we go again.

Back in September 2012 A public potty training toddler was caught in the news. This public potty training moment hit the mainstream media fast and hard. This Utah mom took multitasking to a whole new level. While her naked toddler bellied up to the table in a crowded popular deli munching on lunch, mom took that as a great potty training moment. The bonus was that the potty chair got to double as a booster seat.

Win/win right? Not so much.

So, if the public blasting of the naked potty training girl wasn’t enough parental shame now we have the Hudson River Potty Boy.  The story goes this was the nanny that did the public expo of a private deed, but still, not cool.   The upside is this poor boy at least wasn’t stripped down to his birthday suit like his Utah counterpart.  However, again, this potty exposure experience was done in a food area with people around.  I’m sorry but this is gross.

Potty training is hard, I get that.  Some potty trainers even have their little ones on a schedule, not gonna argue that point either.  I like schedules.  Many little toddlers even sport those super cute potty watches.  So, not only are they smartly accessorized but potty training can happen every half hour on the ding.  Stop, drop, and get your potty on!  That’s a potty party in my book.

But here’s the deal, if you are in your own house and want to potty train at the dining room table with the whole family gathered, go right ahead.  But when you step outside of your house you should never ever subject the public to this private moment nor should you subject your poor little innocent toddler to public potty humiliation.   Just because you are armed with a travel potty chair does not give you a license to potty train at your whim.   To prevent random urination restaurants, stores, even most public parks have nicely provided the public with restrooms.  So, take a clue, grab you a travel potty seat, they fold up nicely in a purse or diaper bag, and use that public restroom provided, please!

One last thought, last I knew public urination was against the law just about everywhere (except maybe camping).  So, don’t sent your toddler up for that dash cam moment of getting caught as a young teen peeing on the side of a building or in the bushes and not understanding when those red and blue likes flicker they just committed a public offense.

Just saying.