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Potty Training Tips: MORE on Poop-Smearing: A Complicated Case

“What,” you may ask, “is the most popular ‘lurkers’ topic at BabyShrink?” Is there a common theme that brings the most readers to this site? Yes, there is. Every day, I check my WordPress “Stats” to see what parents have

Posted in Annoying Toddler Behavior, Child Discipline, Potty Training, Whining & Tantrums, Young Child Behavior Tagged with: , ,

Potty Training Tips: Handling The Grossest Problem Yet, Poop Smearing

BabyShrink readers Angie, Sharon and Stacy have emailed me over the past few weeks with the same horrified question: Why is my toddler suddenly smearing poop everywhere, and HOW CAN I GET THAT DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR TO STOP?! Although I tried

Posted in Annoying Toddler Behavior, Child Discipline, Popular Parenting Advice, Popular: Potty Training Solutions, Potty Training, Whining & Tantrums, Young Child Behavior Tagged with: , , , ,


"Calling all parents who are about to embark on the wild adventure of potty training their child -- this is your must-read! With authoritative practical advice, playful tips, and a spirit of connection and love, Dr. Wittenberg gives us an easy-to-read gem of a resource that can lead your family to a diaper-free finish line with minimal fuss -- and a big helping of laughter. Enthusiastically recommended."

- Anthony T. DeBenedet, MD, co-author of The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It


About Dr. Heather
About Dr. Heather
I'm Dr. Heather Wittenberg, child psychologist and mom of four. I specialize in the development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers -- and parents! I've got over 200 articles here to help make parenting less stressful and more fun. Got potty training questions? Come on over to my Potty Page where I've got tons of ideas for you.
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