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Potty Training Boys [Paperback]

Dr Caroline Fertleman , Simone Cave
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17 April 2008

Parents of boys will agree that getting sons to relinquish their nappies is often much harder than getting daughters to do the same. In Potty Training for Boys, Dr Caroline Fertleman and Simone Cave provide a clear step-by-step guide to redressing this balance and address all the concerns that can particularly affect boys.

This invaluable guide takes you through preparation; introducing and encouraging your son to use the potty; troubleshooting and much more.You'll also learn what kind of behaviour to expect, how to manage it, and even how to anticipate problems, solving them before they arise.

Potty Training for Boys ensures that parents, and their sons, pass this important milestone calmly, without worry or stress, and shows that it can even be fun!

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (17 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091917344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091917340
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A comprehensive guide to successfully potty training boys

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104 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A warm, witty, sane and helpful book 27 April 2008
I wanted this book for the night training section and only wish I'd had it several months ago when I was training my son to stay dry during the day, which I found really quite testing. I am now completely serene about the nights and feel far better prepared for potty training my second son, though I have a year to wait for that. It's a delightful book - thoughtful and wise - with none of the prescriptive, slightly patronising tones of others I've read. If you, like me, are sick of others saying "it's a breeze" or "I don't know what all the fuss is about", resist the urge to poke them in the eye. Just get this book instead.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 April 2009
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This book is excellent. It has really helped me with potty trainning my son. He has really responsed well to the relaxed approached. I had tried previously without help and got no where. The book really seems to get inside the heads of little boys and understand what they are thinking and how to respond. It has great advice went your son doesn't fit the mould and a guide to find out if your son truely is ready to begin. You can also fit potty trainning around your lifestyle and beginning in sessions. The amount of progress my son made in just a couple of days was amazing. A must read for parents of little boys.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This approach is working brilliantly ! 25 Jan 2010
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Taken from the back cover ...
*Clear, step-by-step guidance on what to do on the first day and how to manage the following days and weeks
*Tips on specific 'boy' problems, such as whether to teach him to stand or sit and how to aim
*What to do if he refuses to sit on his potty
*What to do if your son is a late starter of easily bored
*How to fit potty training into your schedule if you're a working mum and can't take time off

I had been drawn to the 'potty train in __ days' books but the results had left me with a three year old son, who was under the impression that the whole process had no interest for him and he seemed happy to spend the rest of his life in wet pants. I read the book a couple of times first and started working through the second chapter 'Early Preparation for Potty Training (from 12 months)'. I realised that the emence amount of pressure I had forced onto my strong willed son, had only surficed to make potty training a next to impossible task. On the second day of showing a relaxed attitude about all things potty, my son showed an interest in trying again. I was shocked with the speed he responded to feeling like I had put him in the driving seat.

My son is by no means 'there' yet but he is now atleast a willing participant. I would have saved many months of tantrums and upset if I had bought this book a year and a half ago. I would recomend this book to anyond who's son is not yet potty trained, regardless of their age. It has many insights into your sons world and lots of stratagies to assist you through this very important stage.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars potty training for boys 22 Mar 2009
By ann
for busy mums this is a book that is not too wordy and is easy to read.
reasurring in it's simplicity it confirmed to me how i was going to tackle this milestone and not get distracted with the varying bits of advice well meaning friends and family had told me.
the author is not condesending as i have found in many child advice books and doesnt try to make fun of the situation but keeps it light-hearted and straight forward.
also because she is an english mum (as well as a paediatrician)there are no american terminology to fumble through.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems to be almost magical 17 Feb 2010
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Our soon to be three year old was very resistant to potty training. He would actively say that he didn't want to poo in the toilet and was uninterested in bribes, even when we offered chocolate! I had read lots of books and had already potty trained his older brother so I was reluctant to buy another book but I was getting desperate and the reviews seemed good.
The book arrived, I skimmed through the key chapters and to my surprise my little boy almost immediately decided that he would like to give potty training a go. I am too old to believe in magic so I can only think that something in the book made me give off a vibe that my son was more comfortable with. I think an important message was that I really needed to put him fully in the driving seat. Before I think I had given him the message without thinking about it that it was up to him when he started to wear big boy pants but that after that I would have control (I didn't say there was no going back but I probably thought it). The book encouraged me to let him make the decision from moment to moment whether he wanted to wear nappies or pants and in no time at all he was deciding that he wanted to wear pants all the time.
I am very glad I bought this book
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent potty training aid. 9 Feb 2009
This book is very easy to use with some great advice, as a total novice it has given me more confidence of how to go about potty training my 2 and a half year old. We are not there yet nut at least he is having a go!!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me my sanity back 3 Sep 2009
I was having a real battle with my toddler over the whole potty idea, and stressing over the whole experience, and he was at the point of refusing to even sit on the potty. This book was calming, reassuring and made me realise that I was stressing for no real reason and that by calming myself down and putting less stress on both of us it would make potty training so much nicer.
So two weeks later my toddler is now 95% potty trained (just doing transition to 'big' toilet). Thanks to this book for making the transition a lot smoother than I ever thought it would be!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
wasn't really any use to me
Published 1 month ago by scratchy97
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book
Amazing and helpful information for potty needs, has some really helpful tips and tricks for little boys and my boy was trained pretty quick
Published 1 month ago by Gal
5.0 out of 5 stars really helpful Ive lent it to everyone I know lol!
Fab book
Published 1 month ago by C. Field
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Very easy to follow and liked the more relaxed approach to potty training .made potty training a lot less stressful.
Published 2 months ago by bernadette brick
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have
Totally invaluable. A quick read, logical and insightful (helpfully provides a simple physiological guide with boys and their bodies and minds which is so useful). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr Henry J Willcocks
3.0 out of 5 stars it's an okay book
gives a few good tips and a few ideas on how to get on with potty training but nothing in the books you can't find online in blogs/posts/fb/mums sites etc. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ami jones
1.0 out of 5 stars It said all the things I wanted to here - but didn't work!
It said all the things I wanted to hear about him not being ready and stalled for time - which just delayed the inevitable and set me back as my child went beyond the point he was... Read more
Published 6 months ago by H-McC
1.0 out of 5 stars Very good book with nice clear guidelines.
It was good to have an understanding of how boys mature at different rates to girls and how to deal with different kinds of personalities. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jemma Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for boys
I bought this as we were having real problems with potty training our Son. He was completely fine with the actual physical feeling of needing a wee or a poo but had a total melt... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I didn't know much about potty training before buying this book, but now I can say I'm an expert. This book is very informative and easy to read.
Published 8 months ago by Alexandra
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