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On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers 

Do the math: If a mother averages six diaper changes a day, she will change approximately 2,190 diapers during her baby’s first year. Things will improve slightly over the next 12 months. Based on five changes a day, she will add another 1,825 diaper changes to her score. By the time her child is halfway to his third birthday, Mom will have passed the 5,000 mark. That’s a lot of dirty diapers! If this mom is you, it is no wonder you’re thinking seriously about potty training.

Potty training does not have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it. On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers looks for developmental readiness cues of children as the starting point of potty training. Readiness is the primary prerequisite for successful training according to best selling authors, Gary Ezzo and Pediatrician Robert Bucknam. While no promises can be made, they can tell you that many moms successfully complete their training in a day or two, and some achieve it literally in hours. What makes the developmental readiness approach work so successfully?

Timing: Learning 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 how to instill into your toddler a sustained excitement about using the potty on his own.

This resource is filled with time-tested wisdom, workable solutions and practical answers to the myriad questions that arise during training.

While successful potty training in itself is not considered a developmental milestone in a child’s life, it is nonetheless an important transition for both you and your child. This book is based on the simple fact that toilet training is a skill that children must learn early in life, and it is a journey children must take with mom and dad navigating the way. Where do you begin? Is your child old enough to interpret and properly respond to the new sensations associated with elimination? What signs do you look for? What equipment do you need? How do you keep your little person focused? How do you motivate him to use the potty instead of his diaper; and, once he achieves success, how do you keep her going on her own? The answers to these questions and many more are only a few pages away.

Busy moms need a resource that gives them comprehensive information without a lot of unnecessary details and presents them with options instead of a one-size-fits-all program. Pottywise provides all of that and more.