potty training

Help Your Toddler Conquer Their Fear Of The Automatic Toilet

Help Your Toddler Conquer Their Fear Of The Automatic Toilet

It’s a phase that many toddlers go through—and who can blame them? These fancy, newfangled toilets with their automatic flushing (often multiple times in one sitting) do not exactly make the potty training process easier for anyone. They’re loud and they sound like they’re going suck you and everything around…

The Best Way To Teach Your Kid To Wipe Their Butt

The Best Way To Teach Your Kid To Wipe Their Butt

Accurate and thorough butt-wiping is a skill every kid — who is able to — needs to master before they enter adulthood (before entering kindergarten would be even better, as I assume teachers would tell you). But showing them how it’s done is also kind of personal, and further than…

How To Clean Up Smelly Potty Training Messes

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of The New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag … And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person”, debuted in 2011. Here on Lifehacker, we’ve launched a new iteration of…