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Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Going away with friends, Potty training

The cellist and singer songwriter Ayanna Witter-Johnson performs Unconditionally. The joys of a weekend away with girlfriends. The dos and don'ts of potty training. Walking alone.

Cellist, songwriter and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson performs her track Unconditionally from her new album Road Runner.

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What are the do’s and don’ts of potty training? What has changed over the generations? We hear from the Potty Training Consultant Rebecca Motram and from Christina Hardyment the author of Dream Babies.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow

Interviewed guest: Rhona Mahony
Interviewed guest: Sinead Gleeson
Interviewed guest: Susan Lohan
Interviewed guest: Arabella Weir
Interviewed guest: Tianna Johnson
Interviewed guest: Lene Wold
Interviewed guest: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Interviewed guest: Kathi Kamleitner
Interviewed guest: Gail Simmons
Interviewed guest: Rebecca Motram
Interviewed guest: Christina Hardyment

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