Mommy Rescue Guide: Potty Training: Lifesaving Techniques and Advice for an Easy Transition

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Are you stressed about potty training your little one? Do you find yourself worried about making your trip to the grocery store a dry one? Do you clean up "accidents" daily? Mommy Rescue Guide: Potty Training takes you from a diaper-changer to a potty-coach! Inside this practical and instructive guide, you will learn how to: know when a child is really ready, introduce the potty seat, establish a nighttime ...
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Overview

Are you stressed about potty training your little one? Do you find yourself worried about making your trip to the grocery store a dry one? Do you clean up "accidents" daily? Mommy Rescue Guide: Potty Training takes you from a diaper-changer to a potty-coach! Inside this practical and instructive guide, you will learn how to: know when a child is really ready, introduce the potty seat, establish a nighttime routine. Take the trauma out of this natural transition period with Mommy Rescue Guide: Potty Training.

About the Author:
Linda Sonna, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Texas, a licensed professional clinical counselor in New Mexico, and a professor of counseling psychology at Yorkville University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615591459
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
What's My Role?     1
You, a Potty Coach     1
Be Your Little One's Partner     3
Problems Can Occur     5
Saying the Right Things     9
Motivating Your Little One     13
Controlling Your Emotions     18
Minds of Their Own     21
Is My Little One Ready?     23
A Lesson in Anatomy     23
Take a Relaxed Approach, for Everyone's Sake     25
Using the Right Vocabulary     26
Helping Tots Recognize When It's Potty Time     34
Problem-Solving Techniques     36
Boosting Motivation     38
Bladder Control     42
Parent Readiness     46
What Do We Need to Get Started?     53
Different Types of Potties     53
Helped Training Aids     56
Clothes for Tots in Training     57
How to Reward Your Little One     59
Safety in the Bathroom     60
What You Really Need     62
Is It Ever Too Early to Start Training? The Baby-Track Method     65
Early Learning Benefits     65
Baby Basic Skills     68
Happy Students MakeHappy Parents     70
Once on the Potty     74
Success!     75
Speeding Progress     77
When They Go on Strike     80
A Lesson in Growing Up     81
How Can We Practice? Potty Practice Method     83
Schedules and Flexibility Go Hand-in-Hand     83
What to Expect as a Coach     85
How to Get Started with This Method     88
Prepotty Practice     95
Start on the Right Foot     97
Who's the Boss?     105
Tactics, Tricks, and Techniques     108
Incentives     112
Is There a Faster Way? Fast-Track Toddler Method     119
One-Day Training, It's True!     119
Collect Yourself First     121
Is Your Tot Ready?     123
Preparing for the Day     124
Using Dolls     125
Positive Reinforcement     128
Practice Makes Perfect     129
No One's Perfect     134
Slow Learners     136
Consider This     137
Is There a Pressure-Free Approach? Potties-Without-Pressure Method     139
How Things Have Changed     139
Pros and Cons of Fooling with Tradition     141
It's a Waiting Game     144
A Rollercoaster of Delights and Dilemmas     146
Introduction to the Potty     148
Saying Bye-Bye to Diapers     150
Nighttime Troubles     152
What Others Think     153
What about Accidents?     157
Can It Be, Another Accident?     157
It Can Be Terrifying     158
The Differences Between Boys and Girls     162
Out on the Town     163
It Can Be Fun     166
Hold It!     169
Toddlers' Favorite Playthings     171
Preventing Accidents     174
Venturing Out Alone     178
Talk Your Way to Success     178
How Can We Keep My Little One Healthy?     185
Teaching Hygiene     185
Diaper Rash, but Not for Much Longer     189
Bladder Health     190
Bowel Health     193
Diarrhea     196
Penis Health     197
Potty Training and Food Allergies     198
What If Something Is Wrong?     201
How and Where to Get Help     201
Avoid Wetness at Night     202
Don't Let the Bedwetting Blues Get You Down     204
Cures for Bedwetting     206
Playing with What They Produce     212
Explaining Chronic Soiling     214
Take a Time Out! Your Little One Needs You     218
Frequently Asked Questions     221
Additional Resources     233
Index     240
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