Potty Training Site Blog

Potty training tips and tricks. How to handle your potty training problems and frustrations. Discover the fastest, easiest most effective method for ending your potty training problems and frustration. This blog is about my adventures in potty training toddlers. Toilet training problems can be handled just like any other developmental situation. Kids pee, kids poop in pants, but is all just another mark on the potty training chart.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Accidents and odors

Even before I began potty training my own children every once in awhile they would have accidents the diapers just wouldn't hold up to.

After I got them potty trained, they still would sometimes have accidents.

At night was probably the worst for my son Caleb. If I forgot to remind him to use the potty before bedtime, sometimes he would have an accident in bed.

What's worse is the stains left behind by accidents. It didn't matter how many times I washed things the stain still lingered.

I have tried many sprays that are supposed to contain odor fighting ingredients. Some just cover it and others do not have such a pleasant smell like they claim.

Then I came across a spray called S.O.S which is a smoke, odor, and stain eliminator. I was skeptical this would even work. It is made by a company most people have not even heard of.

I tested it on my furniture, in my garbage can, and on my oldest children's bags and things- their father smokes. So when they come back from dad's house everything smells like cigarette smoke. It's embarassing for us to be smelling like that.

I love S.O.S because it really does eliminate the odors. They don't come back after awhile either.

As for stains, it does really work. We know that grape juice stains. Try having a powder vitamin supplement containing grape seed extract and red wine stained on your carpet that is brand new.

It was on my carpet for two days before I used S.O.S. I sprayed it on the stained area. I let it sit. I came back a few hours later and sprayed some more then I started working on it with a wash cloth. At first I was concerned I was just spreading it rather than cleaning it up.

I worked on it for five minutes and could see progress. There was still a small area so I sprayed S.O.S again and let it sit. I came back several hours later and sprayed some more then worked on it again. This time I got all of the stain out. I was so happy and pleased with the S.O.S.

I have used it on the carpet when I let my youngest son "air out." He wasn't ready for potty training . I used S.O.S when he had accidents on the carpet.

To find out more about S.O.S: Here is the information and if you want to purchase S.O.S

Monday, July 14, 2008

New addition added to the potty training website!

After a long time of hard thinking and research, we decided to add a forum.

I am involved in several mommy groups online and one of their biggest issues is potty training. Whether it is their daughter or son that is healthy or have developmental issues, they want to talk to others about their struggles.

I personally have struggled with potty training and wished someone could help me right away. Luckily, I found Janice and from there I was able to feel better and more confident about things.

I have found forums to be helpful as well as insightful. One of my goals has been to help others.

Joining the forum is simple. You can go directly to the forum HERE.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Feeling Like A Bad Mommy

My sanity was saved when I met Janice at church. I was desperate by the time I had the opportunity to talk with her about my son Caleb. After I implemented her method, Caleb potty trained in one weekend.

I was a single mom to three children with Caleb being the middle child. He was nearing his fourth birthday and still was not potty trained.

At the time, I was also going through a custody battle for my youngest son. When I was relayed some information that criticized me for not having my son potty trained.

It hurt really bad yet I was frustrated. Even my ex husband was criticizing me when I felt he should be the one to help potty train our son.

Then Janice came along assuring me that Caleb would be potty trained. I was still skeptical though. Caleb had not shown any interest at all in learning to use the potty. It was almost as if he enjoyed being in soiled pants.

Countless days and nights I cried. I was angry, frustrated, and even depressed about it.

The opportunity to enroll Caleb in Head Start Pre-K was approaching quickly, but he had to be potty trained. I was not sure we would make it in time for school to begin.

Occassionally Caleb would pee in the potty. He just never had a bowel movement in it.

I felt I couldn't go anywhere with Caleb because the risk was just too much for him to have an accident.

The older he got the more I felt like a bad mommy. Helpless is the word I would describe as to how I felt.

As people say about things that have to get worse before they get better, this is one of them.

Janice gave me the tips to work with Caleb and I utilized them. That weekend, Caleb was potty trained! I was amazed yet I was still very cautious.

The more time that went by, the more relieved I was feeling.

And after talking with Janice about our potty training success, she explained to me that being angry, upset, frustrated, or even depressed only inhibits the potty training.

I also learned that much of what had been going on in our lives: moving, new baby, divorce most likely also contributed to the inhibition of potty training.

To learn more about my story and potty training boys, click here.