Let Jamie Glowacki show you how potty training is done. Her six-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for 10s of thousands of kids and their parents.
Here's the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained earlier than you think (ideally, between 20 - 30 months), and it can be done faster than you expect. If you've ever said to yourself:
Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn't theory, you're not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information - all the questions and all the answers you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.
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"Oh Crap! Potty Training will equip parents to successfully walk their young children through the pottying process." (Andrea Nair, author of Connect Four)
Absolutely because it helped us potty train our son
The internal FU
Don't shortchange little boys
My wife and I have been trying to potty train our three year old for the last year and a half. We've been off and on trying to find the right time for him and his particular needs. As you may have guessed, we have completely failed at training this kid up until this point.
Then, after a little research on which book to buy, I decided to get this guide to potty training hoping we could finally figure this shit out (pun intended). It's been about three weeks since I started reading the book, I'm still a little less than half way through it, and my son is already potty trained and doing amazing!! I can't believe how much this book helped me (cause the problems were definitely coming more from me than my son) and how quickly we were able to see success. He still has little accident every now and then but we are seeing steady progression and I'm so proud of my little man.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. If you are struggling with toilet training your toddler or if you're the type of person that benefits from a specific strategy to get things done then do yourself a favor and get this book!
This book was hard to listen to. It's one of the only books I wish I would have gotten in print so I could skim over the condescending parts. One whole chapter seemed to say (and I'm paraphrasing here) 'if you don't succeed with my methods it's not my fault. It's you, and you need to take a hard look at your parenting skills.' It was hard to listen to when you're just trying to do the best for your kid and she seemed to already condemn you to failure.
That being said 98% of people on line seem to have great success with this method. We were the 2%. Despite being in the correct 'head space' (as she calls it) we had problems that weren't even mentioned until the end of the book. When the issues were mentioned she said that we were probably making the problems up as only .1% of the kids she works with have said problems. We tried and tried for multiple, naked, miserable days and couldn't get past them. When I went online looking for help any of her forums had a $40 fee per week just to look, let alone post.
We finally decided that our kid is either in this small minority of kids (whom she labels as 'hopeless' with her method) or we were doing something wrong despite our best efforts. We're not sure as we couldn't find anywhere to ask.
jumpy, useful, and unfunny.
After listening to this book, as a father, I feel rather offended by her use of verbage. I was perfectly fine with the advice given in this book right up until she started dissing on fathers. In one particular chapter, she goes off on fathers being mostly absent from the potty training process. From her point of view, the mother is still a stay-at-home parent and the father is the bread winner. I don't know any families in this day and age that have a stay-at-home parent. Had she left those comments out and slightly reworded the book in select spots, I wouldn't take any issue.
I've read this book three times(can you tell I do things in threes often ;). There are so many things I can say about this book and how thankful our entire house and extended community is to have it. Here are the top three, yep three, reasons this should be your potty book! 1) sense of humor and calm patience 2) clear steps but flexible to you and your families individual needs 3) best tips and tricks. We read several and the tips and tricks are terrific! When trying to get three toddlers on the same page about potty time it took almost every chapter in this book! Wonderfully narrated as well! Thank you for the guidance and support through this time.
It was great being able to listen to it while doing the many other things I needed to get done. So for that reason alone, yes, it's better than the print version.
The perfect time to potty train is earlier than your mom-friends will think. Jamie says somewhere between 18-22 months is perfect and I wish I would have followed my instinct with my first child when he was that age.
Her voice is great for the content. I could almost hear her smiling.
I learned to potty train my 18mon old. Everyone thought I was crazy. I followed Jamie's structured approach, and it worked! I don't need to change diapers in my daily life anymore. Win!
I originally got this book to help my 3-year-old from having "accidents" daily. The book helped us work through that AND it helped me to potty train my 18-mon old in about a week. I couldn't believe it. Her method actually works. This is the only potty training book you need.
What a wonderful tool for parents!! I followed the process she recommended and total success! On the third day my daughter was able to pee and poop without any prompting. Then, keeping all the "blocks" in mind she is doing it so well (we are in the second week now with almost cero accidents and normal routine!!! Really proud of my girl and thankful for having read this book.
This book was perfectly amazing. I recommend it to every parent I know. I love how she broke up into steps so you know exactly what went wrong and what actions to take to correct it. She also helps you understand potty training from the child's perspective to help you better understand what they're going through.
I have to say I read this book a week ago and started Potty Training my 2yr old toddler a few days later. We're on day 4 and he knows when to run to the potty, he takes care of his pants and we made it through the night last night with 0 sheet changes (started night training same day as potty)! This book is amazing and has helped make this transition no longer seem like a nightmare. I will recommend this to everyone I know!
I was told about this book in a Facebook group I'm in so I decided to buy it. I got the audiobook so I could actually get through the whole book, because let's face it, I have a toddler and no time to sit and a read a book! I listened to the book and gave potty training a go and had certain chapters of the book playing during the potty training days giving me a refresher and just plain reassurance that I wasn't crazy for potty training 'so young'! After about a week and a half we were been mostly accident free! Now almost close to 2 months later we have been completely diaper free day and night and during all trips out of the house/errands! I highly recommend this book for every single parent!!
this is a good how to on potty training for parents who are nervous about finding a place to start. my little one was trained in less than a week with the advice and I didnt even finish the book. There is a bunch of filler and honestly made the book drawn out to the point where I gave up halfway in and took the few bits of advice I did get out of it and used it. Yes this was a big help, but be prepared to listen to hours of rambling and repetition.
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