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Why We Should Hate Captain Underpants … But Don’t

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Violence. Profanity. And characters prancing around in their underwear.

Sounds like the ingredients of some R-rated movie that responsible parents like all of us would surely keep far away from our children, doesn’t it?

Well we don’t know how to break it to you, but it’s actually a description of Captain Underpants, a series of twelve children’s novels by author Dav Pilkey…which our family just can’t get enough of.

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D+D on PBS: Using Gestures to Boost Kids’ Language Skills

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Think talking with your hands is only for mimes, stereotypical Italian families, and people who cut you off during rush hour?

Think again.

Our latest article on the PBS Parents website shows how the gestures that you use can do wonders for your children’s language development!

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How do you cure chronic diaper rash?

I promised myself I wouldn't cry...
I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…

Today’s “Ask the Doctor and the Dad” question is a real pain in the butt:

My baby’s diaper rash won’t go away! I’ve tried over-the-counter creams like Butt Paste, Desitin and Aquaphor. Our pediatrician prescribed us a couple of different medicines and ointments to use, too. But nothing helps! How can I cure this chronic diaper rash?
– Heidi

Ouch, Heidi. We feel your (baby’s) pain.

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Potty Training in One Day: a review of a thing you would never believe is possible until you actually do it yourself

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So how long do you think it should take to potty train a child? A month? A year? Approximately for-freaking-ever?

Well you could do it that way. Or you could save yourself some serious time and do it like we did.

We’ve potty trained two kids – in a total of two days.

That’s right, people. Twenty-four hours a tot.

Let that sink in for just a moment…

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Why your kid should be a teacher (today!)

teachersarelearners1We’re constantly teaching our children new things, aren’t we?

We teach them the alphabet, the correct way to pet the cat, how to drive a car (gulp!), which sports teams to love and hate, how to replace the empty toilet paper roll for once in their frickin’ lives, and countless other bits of information that are vital to their – and your – survival.

And we usually do all these things in a really straightforward way:
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8 ways becoming a parent is exactly like going to Mardi Gras

New Orleans French Quarter during the rowdiest party of the year, or a typical child’s playroom?
New Orleans French Quarter during the rowdiest party of the year, or a typical child’s playroom?

Every year, countless brave, adventurous souls leap far outside their comfort zones to do something absolutely crazy…

They have kids.

Or maybe they go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.

The truth is, we have a hard time telling the difference. Because when you really think about it, there is no difference between parenting children and going totally wild on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras.

And here are the top 8 reasons why:

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