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Potty-Training Problems and Solutions

Potty training can be tough. We've gathered the most common problems and their solutions to help take the stress out of this major milestone.
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Problem: Your child is ready to potty train but seems scared.

Solution: Your toddler can feel intimidated by the big task of learning how to use the bathroom. Make her excited to use the big-girl toilet by purchasing "special" underwear, establishing incentives or rewards for successful bathroom trips, and asking teachers or day-care providers for their support. By encouraging her independence, you reassure her that she is ready to leave diapers behind.