January 2018:I haven’t forgotten you! Happy new Year and here is another great potty tip! Children who have a developmental lag in any area of motor development: speech/fine motor/gross motor/sensory motor, emotional regulation- will almost always have a lag in social curiosity for window one and motor alerting required for window two. What to do about this and all things potty? reach out to me… I may have some ideas!
May 2016 Hello again!
Thinking about potty training? Here are a few tips that I just bet you had never thought about….
- Never train a little boy to pee standing up before he has learned to poop sitting down!
- Children will tell you that they are ready for window one (age 2-2.6) but NEVER tell you that they are ready for window two ( age 2.10-3.2)!
- children with sensory/language delays are more likely to have some lags with all things potty as well.
Welcome to Ready Set Go Potty! I am ready and set to hear your ideas, thoughts and answer your questions. I’ll be posting interesting potty news and other news related to young parents. Please email me your feedback that is specific to potty training and my approach.
A wonderful resource for readers struggling with inconsistent toileting skills with older children is Steven Hodges: Bed-wetting and Accidents. http://www.bedwettingandaccidents.com/#!about-the-authors/cdn8
Dr Hodges addresses the role of constipation in older children. Check out this great material.
Also, be sure and visit my colleague and fellow Blogger and sleep expert Kim West The Sleep Lady http://www.sleeplady.com/ for tips on helping your reluctant sleeper. She has a series of interviews for her members and she did a full hour interview with me about all things potty.. Check out her fabulous site!
Come back often and let’s do some potty talk!