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Toilet Training or potty training.

Using the potty or toilet is a social and physical skill that your child needs to learn, although there is no magic age when all children become trained. On average, most children are dry during the daytime between age 2 and 3.

Bladder control:

  • Your child goes for long periods without a wet nappy. This indicates that the bladder has grown and has a larger storage capacity.
  • Your child is aware of passing urine and indicates to you that he is wet or dirty, is wetting himself or is about to wet himself.
  • He is able to tell you in time to fetch the potty or to be put on the toilet seat or on the potty.
  • He is able to use the potty or go to the toilet by himself.
  • After some days he becomes dry during the daytime.
  • After more days he becomes wet during night time also.
  • Until your child is ready, trying to teach him potty training may result in frustration but try to do this hard work.

Dos and don’ts of potty training:

  1. Do teach your child to wash and dry his hands thoroughly after using the potty or toilet.
  2. Do wash and disinfectant the potty every time your child uses it.
  3. Do keep a plastic sheet under the potty if your toddler is prone to splashing.
  4. Don’t let your child wipe his own bottom at first and he won’t be able to do effectively.

You can try healthy recipes during the potty training.

Buckwheat scones

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party


  • 100g Buckwheat flour
  • 100g rice flour
  • 25g sugar
  • 1 banana or apple
  • 100 Grams tofu
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 70g butter or margarine
  • salt to taste


This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com.


Step 1
Beat the banana or apple or tofu to a smooth puree with the milk and egg.
Step 2
Mix all the dry ingredients for the scones together with the butter or margarine.
Step 3
Fold the floor mixture into the puree. Do not over mix and do not leave to stand at this point or you will loose the light structure to the scones.
Step 4
Pour the mixture on baking tray lined with parchment paper or by butter.
Step 5
Bake it in the oven on 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7 for 20 to 22 minutes until it becomes brown.
Step 6
Serve hot with jam or cream.

Lentil Soup

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Hot


  • 275g brown or green lentils (small variety)
  • 100ml Extra virgin oil
  • 1 Medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Small Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (or 1 can)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1l Hot water (vegetable or chicken stock)
  • fresh black pepper
  • salt to taste


This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Rinse the lentils, drain them and put them in a large bowl with water cover it. Soak this lentil for 10 minutes. This will give nice texture to the soup.
Step 2
After soaking ,strain it, discard the water and keep aside the lentil. Now take a pan add oil, garlic, onion saute until translucent. Now add lentils, carrots, tomatoes, tomato puree, green herbs and stock or hot water, stir it properly.
Step 3
Add pepper and salt to taste. Bring it boil for 20 to 25 minutes until the lentil becomes soft or cooked. Stir well, add green herbs on top and serve hot. This is tasty and nutritious soup for all ages.