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Gina Ford
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Book Description

6 April 2006

Many parents experience a long and bumpy ride along the road to a nappy-free existence. Advice on offer from grandparents, friends and professionals is often conflicting, leaving parents unsure of how and when to potty train their child.

In Potty Training in One Week, bestselling author Gina Ford sets out a simple, easy-to-follow programme that works quickly and avoids many of the common pitfalls parents encounter.

This clearly organised book makes potty training easy, and even fun. Including updated information on:

- How to know when your child is really ready

- How to make potty training fun for your child

- How to reward

- How to deal with accidents

- What to do when you go out

- What to do at sleep times

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; New Ed edition (6 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091912733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091912734
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 13.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book became a runaway bestseller when it was first published ten years ago. She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK. Her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep calmly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: www.contentedbaby.com and has published over twelve parenting books.


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"Perfect for any nappy-clinging parent" (She)

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The one-stop guide to contented potty training from bestselling parenting author, Gina Ford

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299 of 301 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book when my daughter was 2, and I felt under pressure (from other mums) to start potty training. Using Gina Ford's easy to understand criteria, it was clear that she was no where near ready to potty train. When she was 2 and a quarter we looked at the book again and I gave it a go. In 3 days we were both totally stressed out and I decided it was time to go back to nappies. 6 weeks ago (aged 2yrs 9 months), she fulfilled all the criteria - following the instructions in the book she was completey dry in 4 days (has had two accidents since then) and completely clean in 3 weeks. This book does work BUT it's crucial to follow Gina Ford's guidance on "readiness" (can they tell wet from dry, can they dress and undress themselves without your help, can they follow simple instructions). If your child isn't ready, it will take much longer than a week.... oh, and YOU have to be ready too!!!!!!
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144 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God For Gina Ford !!! 22 April 2005
I was at my wits end about potty training. My son was 3yrs old and was not at all interested in the potty. I tried all the tips the Health Visitor gave me, leave the potty for him to get used to, don't pressure him, let him do it in his own time. That's all very well, but when your son is about to start Pre-School and they won't accept him unless he is clean, you start to panic. And i did ! Then i happened to spot a book in a leaflet "Potty Training In One Week by Gina Ford". I was sceptical but desperate to try anything that might possibly work. I read the book in the evening when the children were in bed, and then resolved to embark on Stage Two the following day. That was a week ago now. And at the end of day two we had no accidents and he was fully clean during the day. And as from day five he is now dry at night time. I am amazed with this book and would strongly recommend anyone to try it. In fact, I think this book should be given out by all Health Visitors and available on the NHS !!!! Thank You Gina Ford you have made a stressed out mum in Swindon a very happy, proud and contented one.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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I was all ready to give up on potty training my 30 month old daughter. I had tried everything ( singing potty, floating toys, colouring water!!) then I saw this book in ASDA one night and at less than 4 I thought it was worth a go. Fantastic!!! It really does what the title says, she was potty trained within the week. The first two days are where the hard work comes in but by day three you start to see light at the end of a long tunnel and the happiness my daughter and I felt was amazing. The good thing about this book is that you have something to refer to, I never felt like I didn't know what I was doing as I had the book and it gave me the confidence to carry on. I highly recommend this book and only wish I had found it earlier!!!
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67 of 76 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good advice, but didn't work for my son 28 Dec 2005
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I bought this book, did everything it said, started training when it said i should, and it didn't work. That was approx 2 months ago and my son is still not clean.
Please don't misunderstand - i think the advice given in this book is good, and the book is written in a easy to read style. However i just thought i would point out that it doesn't always work 'in a week'.
Hence three stars for the good (but unsuccessful) advice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What!!!! 13 Jan 2014
By Hotshot
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Oh my goodness, what a terrible idea. To stay in all week and take your child to the potty every 30 mins. My poor child on day 3 was in a state and so was I. In the end my child potty trained himself when HE was ready. You can NEVER force a child to use the potty. Gina Ford..... please
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135 of 156 people found the following review helpful
I found this book too perscriptive - fine if it worked but I found that my daughter "fell off the wagon" on day 1 and there was little advice as to what to do if things didn't go according to Gina's plan. It has some good ideas (like the star chart, guidelines to when they are ready for training) but I feel that it can put too much pressure on you as a parent. She suggests on day 1 to sit your child on the potty every 15 mins for 5 to 10 minutes at a go - you would need a very placid child to go along with this! My daughter just about got the idea at 31 months but it was still hit and miss and it was just before her third birthday when the penny dropped (or her bladder was ready!) and we cracked it. If you need advice - use a search engine - there is plenty of good advice for free on the net so save your money!
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Working for me 1 Aug 2004
By A Customer
My son is 4 and starting school in September and was still in nappies until 3 days ago. I have tried everything and nothing has worked. Buying this was a last resort for me however I wish I would have bought it last year! I found the book very helpful and it seemed to point out where I was going "wrong". It is full of useful tips to help you. Day 1 - all I did was follow my son around cleaning up the wee (the book suggests you take them to the toilet every 15mins but there was no way he would do this) and by the end of the day he had done 3 wees on the toilet and 8 on the floor! Day 2 - I was quite shocked, he got up and put himself on the toilet and had a wee. At lunchtime he had a wee just as he reached the toilet! And for the rest of the day he was dry. Day 3 - No puddles to clean up!!! He is so proud we are going shopping tomorrow to buy a present for being such a good boy!
Hopefully that is the end and he will go to school the same as the others. I am now going to give it a month and start on my younger son!
I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book so far
Have only got halfway through this book so far but it is very interesting and informative. I really believe that it will work as long as my son is showing all the right signs... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Hayley
5.0 out of 5 stars simple & instructive
I read this very quickly after my daughter started to show signs of being prepared for potty training. I found it very simple and instructive. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Tappers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great little book. Like the examples of peoples experiences of things going wrong. Picked up lots of tips.
Published 8 days ago by Miss L J Amato
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, logical advice, worked for us
I'm Pro-Gina on the understanding that she is a professional and most of us using her books will be mothers (so she does have a style that is suited to getting the job done and... Read more
Published 10 days ago by lcaperry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read
Published 14 days ago by Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book. Worked so well!
Published 14 days ago by MRS TERESA CHOWN
5.0 out of 5 stars Success!
Brilliant book by day two my son was going for a wee in potty and day three fully trained with only a few accidents day one and two I would definitely recommend this easy to follow... Read more
Published 19 days ago by NB
4.0 out of 5 stars This book really help me with my son. Contains ...
This book really help me with my son. Contains couple ideas how to train Your toddler, only thing You have to do is find out which one will help with Your child.
Published 23 days ago by Patrycja
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and Realistic
lots of great examples to follow, lots of practical advice - not a fan of her other work but this really did work. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jennifer Laing
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Read it then binned it.
Published 1 month ago by Flibberty
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