When “self training” was dragging on for too long, Jaime decided to give her son a bit more encouragement to potty train. She wanted to avoid expensive and ineffective training diapers, so she came up with her own frugal hack: she fashioned training diapers out of cotton training pants reinforced with maxi pads. Can we all […]
I just received a product pitch as a potential hack: a kit that adds a touchless flush sensor to home toilets. You wave your hand in front of the sensor and the toilet flushes. No touching handles. Part of me thinks this could be a fine hack, but another part of me thinks hmmmmm. Useful or not? […]
Jennifer’s 17 month-old son appears to be potty training himself. In fact, there isn’t much “training” going on which is causing Jennifer some confusion as to how to proceed. Any advice for her?
Can there ever be enough potty training tips? I don’t think so, especially because the process goes so differently for different kids.
Erin shared this eminently practical hack for handling the, uh, fallout.
Creams and ointments come with the job, and this brilliant hack from Kerry puts an old syringe to work as an applicator.
Christina asks: how do you make the toilet accessible for a toddler to use while potty training but not for water play?
“The prospect of opening an advent calendar door for each potty success worked amazingly well to motivate my 3-year old son after chocolate buttons, jellybeans, temporary tattoos and a sticker chart had all failed. It was like magic!”
Stacy has been changing diapers for seven years. That’s a LOT of diapers. And she has just discovered a simple change in technique that keeps her baby’s hands out of the “poop zone.”
Cristina's solution to sticky diaper cream-covered hands: To keep hands (and thus everything else) clean during changes when we have to apply rash cream, I bought an inexpensive foundation makeup brush. The gloppiest cream can be applied liberally this way and the clean diaper put on without all the cream getting everywhere. Related: How to […]
Becky titled this hack "Inspiring underwear." I say: inspired underwear for those who are looking to motivate beginning potty-trainers: They say you should let your potty-training child pick out some big-kid underwear at the store so that he/she is inspired to keep them dry for potty training. But when I took my son shopping, all […]