Potty Training Tips

Self-reliant nighttime routine

Our 4-Year-Old’s Self-Reliant Nighttime Routine

I’ve talked a lot about nighttime routines recently. Having a well-defined evening routine and reliant bedtime is one of the things that helps keep me sane as a parent. I think a lot of us start with the very best intentions, but wind up falling off the nighttime routine wagon and landing in one of two camps: the moms and dads who do everything for their kids at night or the moms and dads who do very little for their kids at night. I remember when I used to babysit, I’d go from a household where a 3-year-old was brushing his own teeth and tucking himself in to a household where a 10-year-old still expected the toothpaste to be smeared on by an adult.

Bedwetting at a hotel

What to do about Bedwetting while Traveling

I kinda just dropped that on ya, didn’t I? Yup. Happy Friday, we’re talking about pee! Seriously, though, this is a question that a LOT of readers have emailed me about. We travel so often with such little kids, and this is the burning issue on everyone’s minds when they’ve finished the potty-training phase and they’re staring down the barrel of a vacation. What if my kid pees on someone else’s expensive, fancy, fluffy white sheets?

5 tips for potty training with siblings (get those big kids involved!)

Potty Training without Pleading

Ahhh, potty training. If you have yet to cross this bridge with your kids, congratulations! Your carpets are much cleaner now than they ever will be in the future. To those who are in the middle of potty training, an even bigger congratulations! Diapers will be a thing of the past, sooner or later. I promise.