5 mistakes parents make when potty training

A lot of parents can’t wait to get their toddlers out of diapers.  Some will end up trying all sorts of methods to get their child potty-trained as quickly as possible.

However, some methods may cause more problems than they help.

On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News, Dr. Steve Hodges — a specialist in pediatric urology with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center — stopped by to offer some tips on how to approach toilet training.

Here are five mistakes he says parents often make:  

  1. Training too early.
  2. Training their child but not following up with their toileting habits.
  3. Ignoring school bathrooms or bathroom policies.
  4. Missing signs of constipation.
  5. Ignoring signs of bladder trouble.

Watch the video above to hear more of Hodges’ advice.


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