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Nobody ever said keeping a toddler focused was easy but mastering good concentration skills is one of the most important things to teach your child. This will help in the early years with milestone learning such as potty training and in later life.

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There are many reasons why mums and dads may be separated from their toddler during the potty training process. The most common scenario is that of a stay at home parent returning to the workplace. Another is the situation where a mum is pregnant and needs to spend time in hospital during her pregnancy or pre/post-childbirth for monitoring and recovery. 

Whatever the cause, it’s fairly likely that your toddler will feel the pain of missing you. That can only be controlled to a certain extent but what you can control is how much impact the separation has.

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When it comes to milestone training, there is so much information out there about what to do, what not to do and how to do it. Sometimes it’s nice to just get back to basics and have a handy factsheet to help you navigate these often-challenging times. That’s why we would like to introduce you to the Family Seat Potty Training 101 and all the essentials to help you prepare for this milestone.

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Whether it’s in your own home, at nursery, at the grandparent’s house or in public toilets, potty training resistance is an unfortunate reality for many of us. Here are our tips on how to deal with the situation and hopefully avoid it happening in the first place…

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Long summer nights and warm weather weekends are always something to look forward to but there’s one part of it all that we’re not so keen on -  travel sickness.

With long car journeys an inevitable part of the summer for most families, we’ve outlined the top ways for you to prevent travel sickness in toddlers and make the journey more pleasant for everyone.

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Attaining that all-important balance between expectation and reality is essential when approaching milestone training. While it’s important to maintain a positive attitude, putting too much pressure on your child will only have negative effects. Keeping things light-hearted will go a long way, even when it seems like the process is never-ending!

While some parents find potty training a breeze, others will struggle, and things will certainly not go as planned at least some of the time. As parents, we should concentrate on preparing both ourselves and our toddlers for the process. That way, we will be fully emotionally equipped in keeping our frustration or disappointment to a minimum if things go wrong.

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