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Pandemic or not, cleaning, sanitizing, & disinfecting are vital preventive child care measures. But even if I donโ€™t say it, parents already know! We are always on our guard when it comes to keeping our children safe from germs - buying all sorts of stuff we arenโ€™t so sure about (hello, wearable air purifiers ๐Ÿ˜‰), which can sometimes be very expensive (oohh, UV sterilizer ๐Ÿ˜‡) just to get that feeling that we are doing enough. ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ? ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ? ๐Ÿฅฃ Cleaning feeding items is a component of proper food preparation & handling for infants. These include feeding bottles and the utensils used for solids. When introducing solid food, the Philippine Pediatric Society recommends to FEED SAFE. In practical terms, this means โœ“ The food itself should be clean โœ“ The items you use to prepare it should be clean โœ“ The area where you prepare it should be clean โœ“ And the items that you feed your baby with should also be clean ๐Ÿงธ Cleaning toys are just as important. Not only are toys sources of germs for a single child, they can be a vehicle for transfer of germs from one child to another. This is especially important if a child puts the toy into his mouth, or if the toy is soiled with saliva, pee, poop, or other fluids. Here are some expert recommendations for cleaning feeding items & toys, which I hope can help you do it just right ๐Ÿค“ P.S. Take note of specific manufacturer instructions for cleaning any item ๐Ÿ“Œ This post (part one) is part of a collaboration between Dr. Mara Padilla Evangelista-Huber, a board-certified dermatologist, and Dr. Carla Marie Lee-Asis, a board-certified pediatrician. You may check their topics below: @dermomtology โ€“ Skincare for kids: answering your most common questions @drmtpehuber โ€“ Doโ€™s and Dontโ€™s when bathing kids @pediamamaph โ€“ Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting feeding items and toys

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Raising a child can be heavy on the budget, but weโ€™re always willing when weโ€™re spending for our children. And because we can be so busy working to provide for them, at times, we just refer to the price. A lot of parents equate the EXPENSIVE choice as the BETTER choice. But does this apply when it comes to toddler milk? What other things should parents know about milk at the toddler age? ๐Ÿฅ› ๐ƒ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค? Milk is an important source of calcium, protein, and fat for toddlers. The recommended daily intake of milk for children 12-24 months is at least 16 oz or 2 cups per day. ๐Ÿฅ› ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐๐ฌ? Some toddlers are poorly weaned from an all-milk diet & consume more than the recommended amount; this โ€œmilk dietโ€ is high in fat & total calories & inadequate in iron. Additionally, excessive milk intake can displace the desire for foods that fulfill nutritional requirements. ๐Ÿฅ›๐ƒ๐จ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ โž๐ญ๐จ๐๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐šโž? Toddler or โ€œgrowing upโ€ formulas are milk-based formulas with added vitamins & minerals like iron, vitamin E, zinc, and DHA. They are marketed as โ€œextra nutritionโ€ for picky eaters & can be a lot more expensive than plain milk. In 2019, an expert panel determined thatโ€ฆ ๐‘ป๐’๐’…๐’…๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’” โž๐’๐’ ๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’’๐’–๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’–๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’š๐’๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’”; ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’”๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’•; ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ.โž Beyond infancy, healthy children DO NOT NEED to take special milk (including those that promise to make your kid smarter). The recommendation is PLAIN WHOLE MILK. I hope this post saves your household a lot of money, & from that mom guilt for not getting the most expensive milk in the market! ๐Ÿค“ If youโ€™re still breastfeeding your toddler, then thatโ€™s awesome! Breastmilk is best for babies up to 2 years old ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ If you think your child has special needs, consult with a ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ

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Starting solids can be tricky, especially for new parents. And ironically, all the advice that parents get from all directions nowadays leave them with more questions ๐Ÿ˜… For me it was about 10% anxiety & 90% excitement! I figure itโ€™s because, as a pedia, I already knew how to do it. And because I want all parents to feel the same excitement, Iโ€™m sharing here more answers to your questions about feeding solids to infants. Whatโ€™s so enjoyable about feeding an infant? ๐Ÿฅฃ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š Itโ€™s called โ€œcomplementaryโ€ for children of this age group because solids are only supposed to add on to the nutrients that are not anymore sufficiently provided by breastmilk, such as iron & zinc to name a few. The main source of nutrition for children of this age remains to be MILK. So really, donโ€™t be too anxious about letting your child finish a whole bowl of solids. ๐Ÿฅฃ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ข๐—— ๐—ช๐—›๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—–๐—”๐—ก ๐—•๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—”๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—— Talking about main source of nutrition, nakakapressure na talaga feeding solids during the toddler phase because itโ€™s when solids are supposed to be the main source of nutrition & not milk. Add to that, toddlers are NATURALLY picky. With these in mind, feeding during infancy is at least 6 WHOLE MONTHS (if you start at around 6 months old) of a โ€œno-pressure-just-offer-something-healthy-kahit-hindi-masyado-tasty-basta-may-varietyโ€ period! Thatโ€™s 6 whole months of practice before 1 year old! ๐Ÿฅฃ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐——๐—ข๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—›๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ Some parents think infant food should be so special. I know you feel the pressure of offering special baby food in special baby plates, with special baby spoons cleaned with special baby dishwashing liquid. Moms & dads, you can feed your infants successfully without any of these. Just think clean food & utensils, no added salt or sugar, not a choking hazard, spoon that fits in your babyโ€™s mouth (or his/her hands, no problem). Last but not the least, youโ€™ll always have your friendly pediatricians to consult ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ Breathe. You got this ๐Ÿ’ช

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The interest of parents at baby-led weaning may have come from seeing little babies self-feed like pros on social media. Am I right or I am I right mommies? ๐Ÿ˜… I blame you not. They catch my attention too! ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆโ€ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข โ€˜๐˜ฅ๐˜ช ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข?! But is BLW better than the traditional way of introducing solids to infants? WAITโ€ฆ Do you know how the traditional way is properly done in the first place? The main difference between BLW and traditional solid food introduction is that: ๐Ÿฅฃ With BLW, an infant is allowed to self-feed with soft finger food right from the start, which is at around 6 months of age ๐Ÿฅฃ With traditional feeding, an infant is started with purees and then food texture is gradually progressed from there (mashed then lumpy) with finger food being introduced at 8 months old (as recommended by the WHO & the Philippine Pediatric Society) BLW is such a broad topic! But its main difference from traditional feeding actually addresses important misconceptions about traditional vs BLW. [๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด] ๐‘บ๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ฉ๐‘ณ๐‘พ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’? Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll hear YESโ€™s within your mom communities. And maybe that cute 6-month old who munches on broiled carrots, broccoli, and meatballs on IG has already convinced you. But currently, thereโ€™s not enough scientific evidence showing that BLW is generally better than traditional feeding. More studies are needed to make such a conclusion. ๐‘ซ๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’… ๐‘ฉ๐‘ณ๐‘พ? Since there isnโ€™t enough research to recommend for it yet, I tell my patientsโ€™ parents to offer solids the traditional way - let me qualify that - the PROPER traditional way. โœ… Offer a variety of flavors and textures (donโ€™t get stuck at mashed & puree) โœ… Encourage self-feeding at 8 months โœ… Always practice responsive feeding If you would like to feed your child through BLW, I suggest that you talk about it with your childโ€™s pedia to get the best individualized advice ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ DISCLAIMER: Iโ€™m neither a baby-led weaning expert nor a nutritionist โ˜บ๏ธ

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The Philippine FDA has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine! This is the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine in the country! Even before this authorization, some very prudent moms have asked me if this is safe for pregnant/lactating women, and children. ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿป Numerous vaccines are being evaluated for prevention of COVID-19, BUT pregnant/lactating women have been excluded from these trials. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Safety and efficacy studies are still underway in older children and are planned in younger children. These donโ€™t mean that the currently available COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be unsafe. It only means that their safety and efficacy have not yet been established in these special populations. If you have a child younger than 16 years old, talk to your pediatrician about updates on licensing for your childโ€™s age group. For adults who are pregnant or breastfeeding, make an informed decision together with your doctor. Discuss your preferences, and ask your doctor about you and your babyโ€™s risk of COVID-19, and the unknown effects of the vaccine/s on the fetus. Check my stories for more on EUA and the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. ๐Ÿค“

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๐ŸŒŽ Vaccination is one of the best ways to prevent disease. Since its discovery in 1796, it has lead to the global eradication of the deadly disease, smallpox, and is estimated to save up to 3 million lives yearly from infectious diseases. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿญ To a minimum wage contractual worker who earns in a โ€œno work, no payโ€ job, a vaccine could mean protection from work absence & having 3 decent meals for the day. ๐Ÿ‘ช To a father, a vaccine could mean assurance of optimal health for his pregnant wife, his young children, & his aging parents. โœˆ๏ธ To a citizen of the world, a vaccine could mean freedom to travel to places heโ€™s always dreamed of; to chase his dreams, wherever that may lead him without fear & hesitation, only wonder & excitement. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ To me, a vaccine means I will get to see my family & friends again; hug & kiss them again; spend birthdays, & made up holidays with them again. It means I can finally show the world to my child; tell her itโ€™s OK to go outside; that she can play close to another child on the grass; that the confines of our house isnโ€™t her playgroundโ€ฆ the world is. To me, vaccines mean a safer place for me, my family, & every citizen of the world. As a healthcare worker who will likely get immunized ahead of the general population, I pray to God that our government chooses a really good vaccine for a COVID-19 immunization program. Sharing here some information about vaccines that can tell you whether theyโ€™re safe or not. This may not be so easy for non-medical professionals to grasp, but at least it could guide you on what to look for or listen to on the news about the new COVID-19 vaccines. If in doubt, itโ€™s best to consult your doctor. * As of writing, no COVID-19 vaccine has yet been approved in the PH but a few companies have sent their applications for emergency use approval to the Philippine FDA (Pfizer-BioNTech with 95% vaccine efficacy, and Oxford-AstraZeneca with 70% vaccine efficacy). Due to current unknowns about duration of protection & impact on transmissibility of these vaccines, vaccinated individuals must continue to observe public health measures (eg, wearing a mask, social distancing, limiting gatherings).

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Today, my little girl asked me to read a single book 3x and then went to his dad and asked him to read the same book more than five consecutive times! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Itโ€™s always like this when she has a favorite book. It can get quite exhausting (and annoying - sorry, tao lang ๐Ÿ˜…), but I would tell my husband, โ€œ๐˜ˆ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ข. ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜บ๐˜ข, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ Why is an interest in reading books a โ€œ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ฐโ€ that we can tolerate? Reading to a child can have multiple benefits on his/her development that goes beyond the cognitive (intelligence, reasoning, language) aspect! ๐Ÿ“– ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ. It allows a child to identify with how the characters in a book are feeling, and therefore helps him have a greater understanding of his own emotions and that of others in the real world. ๐Ÿ“– ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐ . It allows a child to be exposed to different people, places, events, and cultures that are different from their own. Even without a firsthand experience, he is already able to get a good insight of the world. ๐Ÿ“– ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐š ๐›๐จ๐ง๐ ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐. Itโ€™s a bonding time that both parent and child can look forward to! Itโ€™s an activity filled with attention, love, understanding, and reassurance. Itโ€™s practically an activity you canโ€™t do without connecting. Remember moms and dads (especially parents of the very young ones), reading is more than about โ€œstudyingโ€ (learning words, letters, shapes, or numbers). Making it enjoyable for your child is one of the ways by which you can foster a love for people, a love for the world, and a love for spending time with you โค๏ธ Dropping some tips here to spark in your child a love for reading! PS We see how reading always excites our child, so my husband and I decided to gift most of our godchildren & friendsโ€™ children with books this holiday season! Check my stories for a guide on how to choose books for children of different ages and unsponsored recos on where to get affordable books written and illustrated by our Filipino writers and artists!

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The pandemic may have cancelled or postponed many events this year, but definitely NOT CHRISTMAS! And although we will not be meeting any of our extended family & friends face to face this year, weโ€™re still sending them our thoughts & gifts. Because really, we feel that they are Godโ€™s gifts to us ๐Ÿ’ We also got presents for our little one, including TOYS! A child doesnโ€™t need so many toys, but there are really good ones - those that can be effective at supporting infant & toddler play. And the thing about very young children is - there is no delineation between play & learning! Dropping here some toy suggestions that you can get for your children & inaanaks this Christmas! Make sure to choose well-made & safe. 0-9 ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™จ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Sensory-rich toys like mobiles, rattles, & textured balls ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Pop-up toys and busy boxes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Early pretend toys like rolling vehicles, dolls, & stuffed animals ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Simple musical instruments like maracas, drums, & xylophones 9-18 ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™จ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Toys that imitate real life like toy shovels, play food, or animal figures ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Problem solving toys like stacking cups, stacking rings, & puzzles with knobs ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Push & pull toys that encourage them to move 18-36 ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™จ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Art materials like play dough, crayons, washable markers, & finger paints ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Pretend play props like dress-up clothes, kitchen items, doctorโ€™s kit, & telephone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Problem-solving toys like shape-sorters & different types of blocks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Active play toys like balls, and bowling sets As you play with children using toys, remember that the most important present is YOUR PRESENCE ๐Ÿ’• With all thatโ€™s happened this year, try to make good memories this season in the warmth of your home๐ŸŽ„ P.S. I strongly advocate to avoid going to malls and crowded places to get these toys. You can get them online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Shopee/Lazada/IG sellers etc. - ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐’๐Ž๐”๐‘๐‚๐„: ZeroToThree (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/2985-best-toys-for-babies-toddlers

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โœ… Your child is ready โœ… Potty, Clothes & Words are ready โœ… Youโ€™re done with toilet readiness training โœ… You have chosen your start date Now the start date has arrived! What do you do? 1๏ธโƒฃ Place the potty in a location thatโ€™s easily accessible for your child. This can be in the play room or the CR with the door kept slightly open. 2๏ธโƒฃ Encourage practice runs to the potty - that is, encourage your child to walk to the potty, then have him sit on it with his diapers & pants off. You can do these during the ff. times: โฐ Upon waking up โฐ About 20 mins after meals or a big drink โฐ When your child shows a โ€œSIGNALโ€ that he needs to go If youโ€™ve done the potty readiness training, your child will less likely resist sitting on the potty. If he wants to get up after 1 minute, let him. NEVER FORCE YOUR CHILD TO SIT THERE. You may have to begin with a schedule, but as I say time & again, EACH CHILD IS DIFFERENT. The goal with these practice runs are: ๐Ÿšฝ To learn your childโ€™s unique peeing/pooping pattern ๐Ÿšฝ To learn your childโ€™s peeing/pooping signal You can stop practice runs once you have achieved these goals & prompt your child to go to the potty on his schedule or on his signal. 3๏ธโƒฃ Acknowledge cooperation & success. You can say โ€œEven if you werenโ€™t able to go pee-pee, you sat on the potty for 1 minute! Good try.โ€ If your child successfully pees/poops on the potty, you can say, โ€œYou just peed on your potty. Youโ€™re getting better at this.โ€ Giving an extra reward is for you to decide. 4๏ธโƒฃ Donโ€™t forget to teach how to wipe, pull up his shorts/underwear, dump the pee/poop into the big toilet, flush, & wash his hands. 5๏ธโƒฃ If your child accidentally pees or poops in the wrong place or in his pants, change him calmly & respond with kindness, but you have to mention that the correct place to pee/poop is on the potty. Say something like โ€œYou went in your pants. Remember you were supposed to go in the potty? Donโ€™t be sad. I know youโ€™ll get better at this.โ€ I hope you can now create your own plan to start potty training ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š! If youโ€™re interested to know how we did it with my child check my stories ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐™Ž๐™Š๐™๐™๐˜พ๐™€: AAP UpToDate

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You should never begin potty training unless your child is ready. I probably said that too many times, and from all my recent posts, you may be getting impatient to learn HOW EXACTLY to start ๐Ÿ˜… But I canโ€™t emphasize enough the importance of child readiness. Research shows that โ€œreadinessโ€ is vital in toilet training. And THIS IS actually how you are supposed to start - preparing yourself and your child. Practically speaking, it will keep you from redoing the entire process when it gets frustrating that your child is taking too long to learn. And more importantly, it will keep your child from getting traumatized in the process. I already talked about the signs of readiness a few posts back. Now, did you know that besides these natural tendencies of a child, you can actually help increase his success of learning throughโ€ฆ ๐Ÿšฝ ๐“๐Ž๐ˆ๐‹๐„๐“ ๐‘๐„๐€๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐„๐’๐’ ๐“๐‘๐€๐ˆ๐๐ˆ๐๐†? This means preparing your child for potty training by introducing some concepts, and teaching him some skills that he can use in toileting. But this type of training isnโ€™t rigorous at all! It can easily happen as part of your every day routine IF your child is developmentally ready! You can start doing these at 18 months (experts advice not to wait until 3 years). Again, this is to prepare your child for the actual toilet training - so this is ideally done before your start date (Donโ€™t worry, Iโ€™m getting there! ๐Ÿ˜Š). ๐™๐™„๐™‹๐™Ž ๐˜ผ๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™‹๐™๐™€๐˜ฟ ๐™๐™๐™Š๐™ˆ The American Academy of Pediatrics

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Potty training-friendly clothing should be easy to remove & should support self-initiation. So as you start potty training, I suggest to stay away from pants with buttons, jumpers, onesies, and frogsuits. Go for separate tops & bottoms, garterized bottoms, or skirts for girls. How about diapers? When should you take them off? My take on this is: Take them off on the first day, for the following reasons: ๐Ÿงท If you do it at the right time, i.e. your child isnโ€™t too old to have a sort of attachment to the diaper, he will not feel like you are forcing him not to wear the diaper at all. He may even like it! ๐Ÿงท A disposable diaper is very absorbent. That is their selling point! In potty training, you will be teaching your child that itโ€™s not OK to be wet with pee on his bum. He will have a hard time learning this if heโ€™s wearing an absorbent disposable diaper. ๐Ÿงท How about cloth diapers or training pants? Theyโ€™re not as absorbent as disposable ones, so they are better for potty training if weโ€™re only going to talk about helping your child be more sensitive to wetness. But according to some experienced potty trainers (U.S. based), having anything snug on a childโ€™s bum may make him feel that itโ€™s a diaper - something that heโ€™s been used to peeing on since his body could remember - and so using these may delay the childโ€™s mastery of the skill of peeing only on the potty. Potty training is really just responding to your childโ€™s capacity to LEARN a new skill that he is READY to learn. Providing him with clothes that are easy to handle is supporting him in this journey. Your child is unique. And although I have a few insights here to help, it is only YOU the parent who can determine how you can best support your child โค๏ธ Check my previous post for tips in choosing a potty. DISCLAIMER: Advice on this post are an exception to my mostly evidence-based posts. The only evidence here are my experience & the experience of best-selling potty trainers whose books Iโ€™ve read ๐Ÿ˜Š With this in mind, feel free to take my advice here with a grain of salt.

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