Potty Training doesn't have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it! Potty Wise for Toddlers [Potty Training Book] looks to developmental readiness cues of children as the starting point of potty training.
Readiness is a primary prerequisite for successful potty training according to the best selling authors, Gary Ezzo & Dr Robert Bucknam.
While no promises can be made, they can tell you that many moms successfully complete their training in a day or two. Some achieve it literally in hours.
What makes the developmental readiness approach work so successfully?
Timing: Learn to recognize the optimal window for potty training your toddler.
Education: Learning the most effective way to teach your toddler the potty training process.
Motivation: Learning hoe to instill into your toddler a sustained excitement about using the potty on his or her own.
Potty Wise for Toddlers [Potty Training Book] Details
Paperback: 135 pages
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc. (September 25, 2005)
Dissapointing - Not Enough Actual Info (Dec 10, 2008)Reviewer: Anna Jackson
I absolutely loved Ezzo's Baby Wise book... have used the method with both my boys with wonderful results. So when it came to potty training, I naturally gravitated to this book. However I have come away severely disappointed.
The book appeared to me to be filled with a lot of fluff and repeating the same things over and over again. It appears to me that this book was just kind of thrown together and put out there to capitalize on the success of Baby Wise.
For example, a full 1/3rd of the book (starting on page 99 and following) has nothing what-so-ever to do with potty training. A large section of it is all about getting your household on a schedule. Which I'm sure is wonderful information, if that's what you're trying to do -- but I bought this book for potty training. Then the rest is about other products in the Ezzo line... followed by blank pages. It appears to me that this whole section has been added in an effort to "plump up" the book to make it look like it has more to say.
Only page 43-61 is actually about the how-to of potty training. They start by mentioning three potential methods... and then follow up by giving you the specifics of only one of those three. The method they state basically appears to be copying the "potty training in one day method using a doll" (such as the Potty Scotty method that's gained such recognition on the Dr. Phil show). If I had skimmed this book in an actual store, I would have quickly been able to see that it didn't have very much useful information at all.
(I do want to clarify that they don't mention the actual Potty Scotty doll... they suggest you can use a bear or Raggity Ann doll or a generic drink and wet doll.)
Again, I do highly recommend Baby Wise... just not this one.
Trained....in one day! (Dec 10, 2008)Reviewer: K. Walsh
I read this book a few months ago, and my son was not ready for potty-training. I skimmed it last night and realized that he was now showing signs of readiness. I decided that today was the day...we were going to potty train!
I love the EZZO series, and was thankful for the advice and guidance that Babywise provided when my son was a newborn. Now as a toddler, he is potty trained thanks to this book. I appreciate the author's suggestions and guidance - it all made sense to me. My son was thrilled to have his toy doll (my cabbage patch doll from my childhood) use the potty, get his reward, have a clean and dry diaper...etc..etc..etc...
It was a very long day ~ a huge commitment, to say the least. The bottom line is this: I followed the guidelines of this book today. My son peed 13X and pooped just after dinner. This was after an all-day event with his new potty seat and his new doll, Joseph. I will never forget how much fun, (and tiring) this day was...the REWARDS were huge, though. I know my son was very proud of himself and it just melted my heart to see him have such success with the potty. Thank you Mr. Ezzo. I have loved your books, and value your advice. Congrats to you and to us!
Love this!!! (Jan 09, 2009)Reviewer: C Orchards
Training my 3rd son has been really easy but even easier with this great invention! My little guy loves, loves, loves this and gets excited to use it. He also likes to dump it when he is done. Keep the Lysol/Clorox/Costco wipes ready because it tends to get pee on the brace that connects to the potty and some is still in the urinal itself as well. Such a great tool for potty training!!!!
great item (Jan 10, 2009)Reviewer: Michele
This shield is just great for protecting your walls and wallpaper from the mis-aim of your
little boys. Being the mother of twin boys this has been a lifesaver from washing walls and floors on a daily basis. Would recommend, in fact i am buying another one.