How to Potty Train Your Child

Pix. 1. You have to potty train your child well after carrying him for nine months

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Potty training is one of the issues that will come up as your baby grows and starts eating solid food. Some mothers wonder whether there is a right age at which to give a child toilet training. Others are curious about whether there are methods that a mother can use to make toilet training easy and fun. There are techniques you can use to potty train your child and I want to share some of them with you in this article. 

Should You Potty Train Your Child?

Many child specialists agree that it is not necessary to train your baby from birth. They think it is harmful for they believe that a small baby feels good when he passes his motion and soils himself because he feels the motion are his creation, something which belongs to him and which he cherishes.

Age to Potty Train Your Child

“What is the best age to potty train your child?” some mothers ask.It is quite impossible to train a child until he has learnt to control his urine and motions. A baby will muster the art of controlling the urge to urinate and to move his bowels after he is one year old.

If you are too strict with your baby before this control is established, you will only make your child hate the chamber pot. He will become stubborn and have frequent tantrums. So, forget all about potty training your child until he is well over a year.

Fastest Way to Potty Train Your Child

If you can get a small seat with a potty under it, you may find that your baby may consent to sit on it for a few minutes. If he obliges by passing a motion, be careful not to carry away the potty or show signs of disgust. Let him carry his pot to the toilet and help you to flush it away. Praise him after you flush the toilets to encourage him to adopt that habit. If he enjoys the game you will find that he will oblige you again and again as time goes on. This is one of the fun ways to potty train your child.

Potty Training Your Strong- Willed Child

A strong-willed child may refuse to sit down, or get up before he has performed. The best you can do is to coax him to sit on the chamber pot. You may also choose to take him to the toilet where you should sit on the seat and laugh to show him that moving the bowels is a fun thing to do.

Another way you can potty train this kind of child is to give him a reward, such as a kiss and a moment of cuddling, whenever he finishes with the act. If he sees that every time he obliges you he gets kiss and a show of love, he would be more willing to move his bowels.

Easy Ways to Potty Train Your Child

It is a good idea to leave a part of a toddler’s training almost entirely to himself in the first year. Just say “wee-wee” when he urinates and “pooh-pooh” when he soils himself so that he will associate those actions with those words.

During your baby’s second year, he will become more aware of wetting or soiling himself. It will make him more conscious of what he is doing. You will realize that in no time he will say “wee-wee” or “pooh-pooh” before he wets or soils himself.

How to Potty Train Your Child at Night

Give your baby liquids and fluids mainly in the morning and afternoon but refrain from giving him any fluids or liquids after  5.00 p.m. so that he can urinate most of these liquids and fluids before you go to bed. With time his bladder will learn to hold on until the morning and, consequently, he will not wet himself at night and cry to disturb you.

Also, wake your child up at 10.00 p.m. or thereabouts. Ask him if he wants to “pooh-pooh” so that you can help him to move his motions before you sleep.

How Not to Potty Train Your Child

There are a few things you must avoid when you want to potty train your child:

  • Do not force him to pass a motion if he does not want to. Do not nag at him too much or else you will make him withhold his movements for days and become constipated.
  • Avoid too much fuss and anxiety. Fussing around the child will make him tense and he may take a longer time to gain control over himself because tense, highly-strung children take a longer time to attain control than relaxed ones.


If you want to potty train your child in a way that will be less stressful and make the child co-operate, then you must refrain from putting pressure on the child to kow-tow to your ways, but give him some freedom to be a child. This will make the child more willing to move his motions to please you.


You might also like to read about how you can take good care of your newborn baby and also how to take care of him as he grows.






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How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Boy Using Shettles’ Method

Pix. 1.  Making love close to ovulation can increase your chances of having a boy

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Do you know you can choose to have a baby boy if you want to? That’s right! There are a number of scientific techniques that, research claims, can be used to increase the chances of having a baby boy.

One of such techniques is the Shettles Method. In this article, I want to look at how you can use this method to conceive a male child.

You must be curious, aren’t you? So, let’s get started right away.

The Wife’s Ovulation Date Must Be Determined

Pix. 2.  Determining your ovulation date can increase your chances of having a boy

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According to the Shettles Method, when a couple has sex as close as possible to the time when the woman releases an egg from her ovary it increases the couple’s chances of having a baby boy.

It is possible that a woman may not know when she ovulates. If the wife does not know the signs that can tell her that she is ovulating, then these tips will help her:

  1. She should observe the mucus that comes from her cervix every day. Just before ovulation occurs, the mucus tends to be elastic and watery, just like the white part of a raw egg.
  2. Take the temperature of your body every morning before you start your daily activities because just before you ovulate, your temperature will rise sharply.
  3. Use an ovulation predictor kit which detects the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) that your body releases just before ovulation.  Shettles recommends that you test for LH between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. every day so that you can notice the sharp rise in LH levels in your body immediately it happens.

The Husband Should Try to Increase His Sperm Count

The husband should do whatever needs to be done so that he can have a lot of sperms to raise the likelihood that when he sleeps with his wife she will get pregnant. Accordingly, the husband should refrain from having sex with his wife from two to five days before she releases an egg.

Here are a few things a husband can do to increase his sperm count:

  1. Keep your testes cool. You can do this by staying away from hot areas of the house, such as the kitchen, and also by wearing cotton underpants. Furthermore, avoid wearing underpants that press the testes against your body.
  2. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Eat a lot of nuts, such as tigernuts, Brazilnuts, and almonds
  4. Consume a lot of seeds, such as sesame seeds and watermelon seeds.
  5. Avoid smoking and drinking.

Make Love Very Close to Ovulation

Make love when the wife is very certain she is ovulating. Try to make love about 24 hours before the wife starts ovulating and end it 12 hours after she has started ovulating. Shettles Method assumes that male sperms, though fragile, can reach the egg faster than the female sperms because they are smaller and faster than the female sperms, which are strong but large and slow. Therefore, when you have sex as close as possible to ovulation, you ensure that as many male sperms as possible can reach the egg immediately after the husband releases them.

The Wife Should Experience Orgasm

Male sperms die faster in the acidic environment inside the woman’s vagina. When the wife experiences an orgasm, it increases the likelihood that many male sperms will survive and fertilize the egg because extra cervical fluid, which reduces the acidity of the vagina, is released . This makes the resulting environment conducive for the male sperms thereby increasing the likelihood that many of them will survive to reach the egg.


These are some of the things you need to know about having a baby boy using the Shettles Method. Research shows that this method is moderately effective, but if you desire very much to have a boy, there is no harm in trying this method to see how things work out. Who knows, you could be one of the  couples who achieve success when they use this method. Moreover, it is far cheaper to do than some of the other methods, such as using PGD with In-Vitro Fertilization which costs more than $20,000 and for which results are not guaranteed.

If, on the other hand, you desire to have a baby girl, then you must read this article.










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How to Breastfeed a Baby

Pix. 1.  How to breastfeed a baby while sitting upright

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How to Breastfeed a Baby

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Every pregnant woman has to decide whether to breastfeed a baby or whether to feed a baby with artificial food.

There are several advantages of breastfeeding your baby:

  1. It is convenient and time-saving. You do not have to wash or sterilize bottles, make sure the food is at a particular temperature, or have to prepare the food as it happens when you give your baby artificial food.
  2. Studies suggest that women who breastfeed are less likely to develop breast cancer.
  3. It will help you to lose some of the weight you gained during pregnancy.
  4. It will help your uterus return to its normal size.
  5. A breastfed baby is less likely to be infected with bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

If you decide to breastfeed your baby, you must, first of all, prepare your breasts for breastfeeding whilst you are still pregnant.

Preparing Your Breasts for Breastfeeding

From about the 30th week of your pregnancy hold the outer part of your breasts gently anytime you have your bathe and massage them towards your nipple. After you do this manipulation for a period time you will see that a yellow liquid, called colostrum, will seep out of your nipples.

This exercise will help to keep the milk ducts of your breasts open as well as help you learn how to express your breasts so that you will have little problems doing it when your baby is born.

Prepare Your Nipples

From about the 30th week of your pregnancy wash your nipples with water anytime you have your bathe and dry them carefully, and then rub a little anhydrous lanolin on them. Draw out each nipple and roll them very gently between your forefinger and your thumb a few times. As a result of this exercise, your nipples will become flexible and will not crack when your baby sucks.

Various Positions in Which You Can Breastfeed Your Baby

There are a number of ways you can position yourself so that you can breastfeed your baby properly:

  1. You can breastfeed a baby while sitting upright.
  2. You can breastfeed a baby while lying down in bed.


How to Breastfeed a Baby While Sitting Upright

Sit in an armchair and put one arm on an arm of the chair. You may choose to put a pillow on the arm of the chair if that will make you feel more comfortable. Let your baby sit on your thighs and support him with one hand. Your

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How to Breastfeed a Baby
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How to Breastfeed a Baby

baby’s head must rest on the elbow joint of the hand you are using to support him, whilst the lower part of that same arm supports his thigh or the lower part of his back.

Remove your breast and hold it with your other hand. Push your nipple gently towards your baby’s mouth and press your breast away from his nose so that he can breathe properly. Make sure that at least some of the areola (the dark part around the nipple) is inside your baby’s mouth. Continue to hold the breast firmly as your baby sucks.

You may read more about it here too.

How to Breastfeed a Baby While Lying Down in Bed

Put your baby in a supine position on the bed. Lie down on the bed beside your baby, facing it. Make sure you are comfortable.  Draw your baby close to you and make sure his head is pointed directly at your nipple, but not looking up, down, or to the side. Positioning your baby in such a way will prevent him from pulling your nipple to one side which can cause you pain.

How to Breastfeed a Baby with Teeth

Whether you breastfeed a baby while sitting upright or while lying down  in bed, tilt your baby’s whole body towards you. His head should face your nipple directly. Then, push your nipple about one inch into his mouth so that his lips forms a seal on the breast. This will prevent the baby from biting your nipple. Remember to press your breast down from your baby’s nose so that he can breathe well.


When you breastfeed a baby, which forms part of taking good care of your newborn baby, it will help you to bond with him properly. The spectra s1 baby breast pump and spectra s2 baby breast pump can also help you to feed your baby if you are a career woman.

You must also remember  that to be able to breastfeed your baby well, you have to take good care of yourself when you are pregnant.






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