HOW TO TOILET TRAIN THE EASY(ISH) WAY
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Are We Ready? Spot The Signs
Chapter 2: What if there are no signs?
Chapter 3: How early is too early?
Chapter 4: Getting ready: what you’ll need
Chapter 5: Let’s go! The Boot Camp Method
Chapter 6: It’s not working! Help!
Chapter 7: It’s working! Now what?
Chapter 8: My child is regressing – help!
Chapter 9: I think I’ve succeeded. Have I?
Chapter 10: What the others say
Chapter 11: Summary
When I started toilet training my son I was unsure where to begin so I read a few books and talked to other mothers. I tried to train him using all kinds of methods and spent weeks mopping up wee and cleaning up pooey accidents. I finally gave up and created my own six-step method that worked in three days. I used this same boot camp style of toilet training on my other two children and it worked beautifully, with minor adjustments for their different personality types.
I’m just a mum who came up with her own toilet training method. If you’ve tried other ways and it hasn’t worked, maybe this will work for you too. If you haven’t started yet and are wondering where to begin, this might be the starting point you’re looking for.
I’m a great believer in parental commitment being the key to success. I didn’t love the sticker system or reward charts or any of the other ways I had tried. But this boot camp style of toilet training works for me because I ‘get it’ and I love it. My kids seemed to respond to my commitment to the cause and were far more easily persuaded that this was the way of the future.
With this method I didn’t feel like I was trying to bribe them or trick them into going to the toilet. It was a simple, consistent and repetitive message to gently guide my kids into using the toilet or the potty. They got it in three days and maybe yours will too!