Web links: Toilet training info

July 1, 2007

These links offer some scientific research, some old wives’ tales, and some dubious claims-in other words, the same mix parents get bombarded with. “Getting it right the first time” is the topic of a new Contemporary Pediatrics podcast on toilet training.

Most parents feel a regret when their baby stops breastfeeding, or moves from a bottle toa cup. Understandably, that feeling isn’t as pronounced when they toilet-train theirchild, and don’t have to deal with wipes, creams, squirming toddlers, or a dreaded diaperblowout. “Getting it right the first time” is the topic of a new Contemporary Pediatrics podcaston toilet training. For children who don’t easily take to the seat, training is often a struggle.Advice on the subject is as easy to come by as hiccup remedies, and unfortunately about aseffective. These links offer some scientific research, some old wives’ tales, and some dubiousclaims-in other words, the same mix parents get bombarded with.

3-day Potty Training:

http://www.3daypottytraining.com.

AAP’s Children’s Health Topics:Toilet Training:

http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/toilettraining.cfm.

The American Associationof Pediatrics is as definitiveas a site can get.

Easy Ups:

http://us.pampers.com/en_US/learning.do?page=tpc_dev_potty_home.

Pampers’ potty training center.

Going Potty:

http://www.goingpotty.net.

Its method focuses on looking forsigns in a toddler of being ready topotty train.

Hop On!

http://www.musicalpotty.com.

A musical potty.

Infant Potty Training:

http://www.timl.com/ipt.

The surprising idea that not justtoddlers but infants can be taughttoilet training.

Let’s Go Potty:

http://www.letsgopotty.com.

A video for parents to teach theirchildren.

Mayo Clinic’s Potty Training Page:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/potty-training/CC00060.

Good advice from Rochester, Minn.

No More Diapers:

http://www.nomorediapers.net.

A site for a training book,which includes 30 reward stickers.

Peter Potty:

http://www.peterpotty.com.

Just for boys, a potty urinal.

Potty Patty/Potty Scotty:

http://www.pottypatty.com http://www.pottyscotty.com.

Gender-specific sites for pink and bluetoilet-training products.

The Potty MD:

http://www.pottymd.com.

Advised by a pediatric urologist,offering advice and products.

Potty Training:

http://www.drgreene.com/54_19.html.

From the Dr. Greene Web site.