For more information about Potty Training in 3 Days please take a look at the chapter by chapter synopsis below:
Chapter 1: BACKGROUND
If you think potty training is hard now, be glad you didn’t have to do it in the olden days! This chapter discusses potty training of yore as well as the various techniques used around the world. The US is a bit behind on potty training – in other countries, the diapers are ditched much sooner! This chapter also discusses the motivation for potty training early – there’s more incentive than just saving money on wipes!
Chapter 2: TOO YOUNG? TOO OLD?
When – oh when – can the potty training begin? This chapter discusses the appropriate age to put your toddler on the toilet. The ideal window is between eighteen months and two years. Still, there’s no hard and fast rule – there never is in parenthood!
Chapter 3: HOW TO KNOW THE RIGHT TIME TO START
You may think that you decide when to start potty training, but your kid might actually call the shots! There are certain signs they give that tell you they’re ready to make the plunge from Pampers. Some signs are subtle – your child doesn’t need to walk to the bathroom with a magazine to tell you they’re ready.
Chapter 4: PREPARING YOURSELF
Potty training can be an emotional experience – your child isn’t the only one who may throw a tantrum! This chapter helps you learn to prepare yourself. From learning your child’s signals to choosing your vocabulary, proactivity on your part makes for a smoother process on theirs.
Chapter 5: PREPARING THE CHILD
After you’re ready, it’s time to make sure your child is too. This chapter shows you how to prepare your child for this transition. Even little things like making diaper changing a chore help. So does teaching your child to grow comfortable with the toilet. Those things can be scary for your little one.
Chapter 6: POTTY TRAINING CALENDAR
When it’s time to choose your 3 days for potty training, there’s many things to consider (don’t do it when you have plans!). This chapter also offers tips on diet (fiber is good!) and emphasizes the importance of having clean laundry on hand…..for reasons that will likely become quite obvious.
Chapter 7: EQUIPMENT ARSENAL
As you head into the world of potty training, you must have “weapons” available. This chapter lays out everything you need. Several pairs of underwear? Check! Snacks and treats? Check! Cleaning supplies? You bet you’ll need those too!
Chapter 8: THREE DAY POTTY TRAINING METHOD
This is the most practical chapter in the book and the one you’ll probably read the most often. It really dives in, not only exploring what makes this method work (and what makes it fail), but also laying out exactly what to do on each day. It includes testimonials from parents who have used this method for potty training.
Chapter 9: URINATION, BOWEL MOVEMENTS
We might take peeing and pooping for granted, but learning to do it correctly is a bit of a skill. This chapter helps you teach your child to use the bathroom in a way that’s healthy. It includes a section on how bowel movements work – maybe don’t read this one at the dinner table!
Chapter 10: HOW TO WIPE THEIR BUMS
Proper bathroom etiquette doesn’t just involve proper wiping; it also involves flushing and washing the hands. This chapter helps reinforce the rules from the start: a good reminder for you child – poop only goes in the toilet.
Chapter 11: POTTY TRAINING DIFFERENCES GIRLS/BOYS, OLDER, TWINS, MULTIPLE CHILDREN
Differences exist among genders (as well as children who have older siblings). Even twins exhibit different potty training patterns. This chapter helps you understand that every kid has their own unique needs.
Chapter 12: POTTY TRAINING FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, ASPERGER’S, DOWN’S, AND OTHER DIAGNOSED DISORDERS
If you have a child with special needs, then you must adapt your potty training to tailor to these challenges. Using the bathroom in public spaces is a particularly important area of emphasis. So is patience: potty training may indeed take a bit longer.
Chapter 13: BUMPS IN THE ROAD
Once your child is potty trained, your job isn’t over! Accidents happen! This doesn’t mean your child can’t ever wear white, but it does mean you need to prepare yourself for setbacks. Learn how to deal with bedwetting, regression, and fits in this chapter.
Chapter 14: IN CASE OF HEALTH PROBLEMS
If your child is struggling with potty training after a continued length of time, there may be an underlying medical reason. This chapter teaches you when it’s time to consult a medical professional for more advice.
Chapter 15: OUT INTO THE WORLD
You don’t have to be a hermit until your child is fully potty trained: there is life outside of the diapers! This chapter teaches you how to prepare yourself for trips away from home.
Chapter 16: FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT
Some children potty train quickly while others take a while. If your child falls in the latter category, continued support and encouragement are a must! Even kids who seem as though they’ve got everything down need you as their cheerleader. Rah, rah, raw sewage!
Chapter 17: POTTY TRAINING AND GOOD HEALTH
In this chapter, learn how to keep the potty training moving smoothly by keeping the bowels moving too! You’ll learn what to look out for in terms of issues. The need for improved toilet facilities around the world is also discussed.
The Potty Training in 3 Days package includes an e-book as well as video and audio versions (for the parent on the go (in other words, all parents!)). Free potty training charts and personal support from Carol Cline are included as well.