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Potty-Training Girls and Boys


You spend most of your day changing diapers and coming in close contact with some sort of bodily fluid from your child, we get it. The idea of potty-training may seem like the perfect solution. But, how do you know if your child is ready? And perhaps more importantly, how do you know if you’re ready? Plus, helpful tips for getting your boy or girl off to a great start!

Our Expert

Dr. Lori Rappaport, Founder of Growing Up Great!

Dr. Lori Rappaport received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. She did a Child and Pediatric Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where she developed the Growing Up Great! Parenting Program. Dr. Rappaport also completed a Family Medicine Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Rappaport has worked at several Children’s Hospitals including Boston, Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, where she continues to consult to Rheumatology. She is also a is a regular guest speaker for Scripps Hospital Parent Connection and Mother of Multiples Club, as well as various other community organizations around San Diego County.


KC Wilt (Host)
Children: Carson (2010)

Naomi O’Grady
Children: Gwenn (2011), Shane (2011)

Danelle Dutoit
Children: Jude (2010)

Additional Resources

GrowingUpGreat.com | Dr. Rapport’s Website

BabyCenter.com | Potty Training Basics

DrSears.com | 13 Toilet Training Tips to Know Before Your Start

Parents.com | How to Potty Train Boys and Girls

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KC: Just FYI, you can get cloth training pants (pull ups).