• Some kids wake up dry one morning. Mine was not one of those! As she was nearing four, it was clear that my daughter wasn't interested in holding her pee all night on her own. This is how we approached night time potty training. (Spoiler alert: it worked!) | Fulfill & Thrive
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    Night Time Potty Training

    Night time potty training is a controversial topic in the mom world! Of course, being able holding in pee while sleeping is a developmental issue. But what is the right age to try? What if your kid is still wearing Pull-ups at night later than her peers? At almost four, I had these questions about my daughter Emma. She’d never woken up dry a day in her life! (Is that even a real thing that happens??) I also saw something on the Internet (that darn thing) that said if you don’t start training your child to stay dry overnight by four, you’re more likely to have a bedwetter as they…

  • My three-year-old daughter struggled with constipation just a few times before she started holding in her poop on purpose. This was stressful and concerning to both of us! Thankfully, with the help of our doctor, poop withholding is behind us. Read our story and how we conquered poop withholding! | Fulfill & Thrive
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    Our Struggle with Poop Withholding

    Emma started holding in her poop in September of 2017. After a rough six months, we have it under control! I can empathize if you’re going through poop withholding, too. It all started when Emma got a fever and got a bit constipated. The experience of having to push out that hard poop made her not want to do it again! So she held in her poops, causing more constipation, messes, and pain. She would cross her legs and squeeze her little butt cheeks together to keep it in. If I tried to get her to sit on the potty or carry her there, she would scream at me! And…