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2.0 out of 5 stars Good for a model child - if not, save your money!, 6 Mar 2004
This review is from: Potty Training in One Week (Making parenting easier) (Paperback)
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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Initial post: 14 Mar 2009 14:45:13 GMT
I agree. A more relaxed approach worked better for us.

Posted on 6 May 2009 12:26:38 BDT
totally agree,potty training is about when the CHILD is ready,not when the parent (under pressure from friends and relatives,and books written by someone who has or has read about the `average` or perfect child,put the potty in the bathroom,or lounge,or kitchen, wherever your child fancies putting it,from the age of 18months or so,and let your child play with it,and tell you when they know what it is,and what it`s for.Parent AND child have to be completely relaxed for potty training to work.and musical potties and reward charts are a must!
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