Guacamole could improve your potty training. Yes, really.

So, what does potty training have to do with guacamole?

Surprisingly, a lot. Avocados have tons of great nutrients, tend to be easy on the sometimes-picky palate of a toddler, and most importantly, they have a whopping 9 grams of fiber. My own toddler enjoyed eating avocados to point, but if garlic, onion, and salt were included, she gobbled it up like cookie monster. I didn’t actually start eating avocados until I was over 40! I've included our hard won "perfected" recipe at the end.  

Here’s a harsh reality: helping kids learn to “pee-pee on the potty” is actually the easy part. I said it, it’s true. 

More and more parents, and certainly more since I started in the field of child development twenty years ago, find that their child struggles when it comes to defecation. Yep, we’re talking poop. They resist pooping in the potty. They hide; they go days without a bowel movement; they poop in their underwear.

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