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In this episode you’ll learn:
  • Why is potty training is such a major milestone in a child’s life?
  • How do you know when a child is ready to begin potty training?
  • What can you do to help prepare the child for potty training?
  • What are some mistakes new parents make when potty training?
  • How do you prepare yourself for potty training?
  • What does an average day of potty training look like?
  • How do you help a child who is crying or resisting the potty training?

Angela’s shopping list:

Must Haves:
  • Extra Underwear  (Allowing the child to assist you in purchasing them will help them be excited)
  • Extra Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Soap next to the sinks
  • Extra toilet paper and flushable wipes
  • Sanitizing wipes for accidents
Helpful to Have:
  • Step Stool (Tall enough that their feet can rest on it if using the big potty)
  • New Cup (Too ensure the child is drinking enough water during training)
  • Water Proof Underwear  (Potty Scotty is a good brand)
  • Water Proof Insert for carseat
  • Travel Potty for times away from home.  Angela also suggests an empty plastic water bottle for boys;)
  • Disposable sheet protectors that stick to the top of the bed sheet
  • A container in the bathroom to store soiled clothing until the end of the day.
Not Really Needed:
  • Potty Chair
  • Pull Ups

Make sure to check out Angela’s website to learn more about her upcoming book!


Angela Kuhlmann, author of a new book on positive potty training for boys,offers an inspiring brand of practical encouragement for moms raising boys. She’s a military spouse with an MBA in Leadership and a degree in psychology — blogging about the never-ending adventure and joys of raising three young boys at