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Old 04-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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pediatric urologist's recommendations on potty training

A pediatric urologist weighs in on potty training -- when, problems, and prevention.

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Re: pediatric urologist's recommendations on potty training

I'm about to start with dd2, and this was informative.
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So strange that he links early potty training to holding it. That is bizzare to me. ?? What would using a potty vs. a diaper change the timing? I have three very little kids-all potty trained already. They may get distracted and pee on themselves, but I've never seen them deliberately hold it! I think I object to a lot in this article. Hmmm.
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Re: pediatric urologist's recommendations on potty training

First, I think his sample size is skewed. His treatment is of children who HAVE problems, not the scads who do not. A child who holds their potty from beginning of the day until the end may have been like that regardless of their potty learning method or timing.

Though, the biggest thing that I take away from this is: elimination is a natural process that can easily be fouled up by a heavily Western (and toddler-ized) diet that leads to constipation. Eat health = poop healthy.

I do agree with him about potty being just part of the schedule. I think that's a bigger problem, and maybe early-start parents might get too used to "looking for clues" or waiting for the kid to say it, forgetting that toddlers and older kids may very well refuse to admit they have to go, choosing instead to keep playing? Still, I don't see enough evidence in his article-- the plural of anecdote is not data.
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Very interesting. I have a niece who has some bladder issues (on medication because of them) and when she was a baby, she also had constipation issues. I don't know if she still does but this might be something to mention to my sister to have them look into. I mean, she's wearing pantyliners because she keeps having accidents at school. She's six.
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This was a really interesting read, thanks for posting. I was a big proponent of early training, but my almost 2.5 year old son (who had been pooping on the potty since 6 months) is now on a total potty strike and is constipated to boot, so I can really see where this guy is coming from. And I like that he puts in a good word for CD and that he even says EC is okay in certain circumstances, which make sense, really.
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Good information. I like how he mentions the exceptions and why they are exceptions (ECers).
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Very good read. I have a lot to think about
Logically, a lot of it makes sense.

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