Potty Training Boys Paperback – 17 Apr 2008
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*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.
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.
I heard all kind of horror stories and I am glad I bought this book.
It states clearly
- what you can do to hel your child
- what you can expect at the different step of potty training
When I finished reading it, I had 2 thoughts: firstly the dad must read it absolutely, secondly I will need the book near by when I start to remind me of steps and what to do.
it is not 'buy the book and it will happen' this is a guidance and you can take what you want from it. I would buy it for someone else, definitely. And now I am not scrarred of potty training any more. I picture David and Victoria Beckham doing it and it seems easy enough.
We followed the advice in the book about making an occasion of potty training; after a week or so of not pushing the 'big boy pants' issue at all, we went shopping on a Saturday morning for some new pants and a potty that would stay in the living room. We then just left the packets of pants on the kitchen table but didn't talk about them for the rest of the weekend.
I left my little boy with his Aunty when I went to work the following Monday. When I got home she whispered; "He's been wearing big boy pants for most of today!". Toddler had suddenly asked to wear them without any prompting and had been happily using the potty.
That was around 2 weeks ago and he's been in pants nearly every day since. Poos and wees on the potty or toilet. Some days he wants nappies but less and less.
This book made me realise that my lovely boy wasn't slow, he just didn't like being pushed or nagged.
Thank you Simone!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some useful advice but each child is different and they will tell you when they are ready!Published 18 hours ago by jo
Very informative with lots of useful tips and ideas. Made potty training a lot less stressfulPublished 6 months ago by Sarah4853
Late with review but great book and fast delivery ...thank youPublished 6 months ago by Jeff Hayles