No, you can’t call 911 because your two year old peed on your couch. No, there isn’t a 24-hour hotline you can dial to get advice on how to get your son to poop on the potty. No, you can’t call a professional potty-trainer to get your little one toilet trained by September. (Or, at least not in most places.) But you can do what every modern mom does – find support online. You can vent, share potty training problems, get advice from other moms and discuss effective toilet teaching methods. Here are a few advice forums where you can discuss potty training.
Potty Training Advice Forum #1: Cafemom Potty Training Groups
If you’re looking for a friendly, active group of moms who understand your frustrations, give Cafemom a try. There are several potty training support groups to choose from. For example, you can join the “Potty Training Moms” group here. There’s also the “3 Day Potty Training” group here. If you have a boy, be sure to check out the “Potty Training Just for Boys” group right here. There are several other helpful groups on toilet teaching on Cafemom. Just search for “Potty Training” and you’ll get a list of active groups.
Potty Training Advice Forum #2: iVillage’s Toilet Teaching Group
Another online message board that’s worth checking out it the “Toilet Teaching” board at iVillage. Click here to visit it. If you are frustrated because your child won’t poop on the toilet, needing advice on training pants, or just want to vent, you can do it here. There’s a section for toilet teaching questions and FAQs and resources. There is also an archive of thousands of messages and potty training tips you can browse through.
Potty Training Advice Forum #3: Just Mommies Potty Training Forum
A third forum to discuss potty training can be found at the Just Mommies site here. It’s a casual, friendly board where you can ask anything related to potty training. Whether you are wondering what the best potty training books are, or just want advice on how to get your child to stay on the potty, you can find it on this forum. It is definitely worth a visit if you are frustrated with potty training your little one.
Potty Training Advice Forum #4: Potty Training Concepts Forum
Another spot to discuss potty training is at the the Potty Training Concepts forum here. This forum isn’t quite as active as the other groups mentioned, however it does have a helpful “Ask the Expert Section”. You can ask a potty training expert for tips on your situation and should get a reply soon. This message board is definitely worth checking out if you are having difficulties potty training.
These are four forums that might help your throughout the potty training process. Another helpful article to check out is “Potty Training Gadgets that are Worth a Try.” You can also find potty training advice on general mom forums. Read “Top Websites for Moms: Find Support and Resources Online.” Take it one day at a time, don’t give up, and don’t listen to the rude comments from others. Happy Potty Training!