Potty Training For Toddlers
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In our June issue, we wrote about how you can use sign language to help 1-year-olds learn to use the potty. (That’s the sign for "potty" over there.) Parents advisor Dr. Linda Acredolo, a developmental psychologist who first pioneered sign language for babies, has found that signing can help get children interested in the diaper-ditching process when they’re at a more cooperative and less strong-willed age. I enjoyed reading blogger Rebecca Lacko’s account of using the Baby Signs program with her 13-month-old. I know that when I followed my daughter’s lead on readiness—and she wasn’t seriously interested in the potty at all until age 3—there were days when I was convinced she’d be wearing diapers to kindergarten.