Nappy Free Baby: A Practical Guide to Baby-Led Potty Training from Birth

Nappy Free Baby: A Practical Guide to Baby-Led Potty Training from Birth

by Amber Hatch


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This unique book shows parents how to break free from nappies and tricky toilet training. By recognizing and responding to their baby's natural reflexes, parents can help them to stay clean and dry from birth, while reducing the cost to the family budget and the environment. Baby-led potty training can help to avoid nappy rash, prevent constipation, calm fussy babies, reduce landfill, and save time and money. Families have been using baby-led potty training all over the world and now the approach is growing in the UK. In this book, Amber Hatch guides parents through the method, explaining the practical things you need to know from getting started to completion. You'll also discover how to adapt the approach to your own family's needs and routines, how to overcome common problems and how to encourage confidence and independence in your child. The Nappy Free Baby is a flexible, no-pressure approach to potty training that will benefit any family and strengthen the bonds between parents and child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780091955335
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 06/04/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Amber Hatch is recognised as the UK's leading expert on baby-led potty training. She has successfully used the approach with her own two children and runs a monthly support group in Oxford for other families. Her articles on baby-led potty training are regularly featured in the media, including in the Independent and The Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What is Baby-Led Potty Training? 7

Chapter 2 The Biology of Toilet Training 26

Chapter 3 When Should I Begin? 37

Chapter 4 Getting Started 44

Chapter 5 Nappies and Clothing 71

Chapter 6 Day-to-day Practicalities of BLPT 93

Chapter 7 BLPT at Night 108

Chapter 8 Special Cases 117

Chapter 9 The Importance of Community 127

Chapter 10 The Impact of Developmental Changes at 6-12 Months 136

Chapter 11 Getting Started at 6-12 Months 154

Chapter 12 Childcare 164

Chapter 13 Moving Towards Toilet Independence (12-18 Months) 169

Chapter 14 Getting Started at 12-18 Months 187

Chapter 15 Day Completion 193

Chapter 16 Night Completion 221

Final Thoughts 229

Glossary 232

References 233

Resources 238

Acknowledgements 241

Index 242

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