Has anyone used the She Who Must Not Be Named potty training book?
McKayz · 19/05/2012 08:30
DS2 is 3.5yo and I need to get him potty trained. DC3 is due in 4 weeks and also he will be going to Nursery at the Infant school in September. They do help with it but they prefer to have them in pants.
DS1 just seemed to click when he was 3 and wanted to use the potty and toilet. DS2 wants to wear pants but doesn't understand that they aren't nappies.
I was moaning about it to my Mum and she saw the Potty Training in One Week book in a shop so got it.
He can do all the things it says they have to be able to do before you start.
I am not too bothered if it takes longer than a week but I would like him to be using the potty in a months time if possible as I won't be able to potty train him while looking after a newborn. DH works away and won't be home until the start of July.
Has anyone tried it and did it work??
Purpledragon · 20/05/2012 05:50
Hi, I don't know this specific book/method, but I did a three day thing. Worked well, though accidents at the nursery took place for several weeks after (every few days, wee only, I think). They were not very helpful and clearly wanted him in pull ups which I said no to. He went back to nursery on day 4 or 5 though, an issue which you don't have. My boy was 22 months, I hear with older kids it can be more tricky sometimes, them being more set in their ways. I would go for it, sounds like the right time for you. Hopefully someone will come along with specific advice regarding this book. Good luck!
toucancancan · 30/05/2012 19:57
yes, it is good. Worth reading. Not as 'robotic' as the other books written by same author.
crazy88 · 04/06/2012 04:02
I have this book and think it is insane. She tells you to sit your child on the potty every 15 mins and not leave the house for 2 days which would have been a recipe for disaster with mine!! Much depends on the temperament of your child and how co-operative he is. If you think he would play along then by all means go ahead, however i think as he is a bit older you may struggle with that kind of method. However she does have some useful tips, and advocates bribery if yours is a little sod stubborn. Good luck
SmileItsSunny · 04/06/2012 07:44
I read it and thought it had useful ideas in, which I'm using most of now -day 6 today.
Aquarium · 04/06/2012 07:54
I used that book, it was useful. I don't understand why people get upset by that type of parenting book, esp that author. Its just a guide, you read it and take with you the bits you think will work for you.
We did the sit on potty every 15 mins thing but didn't stay at home because we couldn't. Read the book, see what the basic idea is and use those ideas to help you.
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