Saturday, September 14, 2013

Potty Boot Camp Book Review (Tomoson)

I reviewed The Potty Boot Camp, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.  I received the book on CD in the mail. I wanted to review the book because my oldest has issues with potty training. He has made progress in the last two years. He will pee more in the pot, but doing a # 2 is still hard work. My youngest also needs to learn how to use the toilet. If he can rip off his diaper for pee and poo, in addition to running around naked, then he can get potty trained. 

The book is 14.99 on the website. Riffle also has a blog on the website as well.

 My Review:

The author discusses how to potty train a child within four weeks. The author discussed how there are plenty of books on potty training available. I have a few of them on how to potty train a special needs child. All the books offer various advice and techniques for training children, but you have to decide, which is best for you. The book provides a description of popular potty training techniques, such as the train in a day and the timer method. For Brad, I made him go to the potty every hour, then two hours. I had the potty training watch from pull-ups, which beeped when it was time to go. Brad hated that watch and ended up losing it. Eventually, he would go pee more on his own, than in the pull-ups.

Riffel uses a four-step method for potty training. The steps include:

  • Prep work. You take your child to the toilet. Your child may watch other people go. You may bring books and games into the bathroom. You explain proper bathroom etiquette to your child (handwashing, proper wiping and cleaning, and flushing for example). You may buy potty training videos and dolls, which pee and poo. 
  • Boot Camp. Consider your language and tone during this phase. You want your child to be comfortable to go to the potty, instead of scared. Write down your expectations. Choose the right time to start potty training. and remember accidents will still happen. Don't make your child feel bad. 
  • Reinforcement. Remind your child when he or she needs to go to the potty. Get a potty watch, like I used to have. If you don't have one, set the alarm on a clock or your phone. 
  • Maintenance. Remind your child to go to the potty. Regression may occur during maintenance as well. 

Next, the book includes an assessment to determine if your child is ready for potty training. Kalen met two out of the four points. Brad also met two out of the four determinants. The book also has a chapter on potty poop camp towards the end of the book. I need this chapter badly. Like I said, Brad will pee on the toilet sometimes, but when it comes to poo, it is in the pull-up, on the floor, or in the tub. He will come and get me to tell me he stink, which means he stinks or he made a mess somewhere and wants me to clean it up.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

  1. We are nicely on our road to eliminating your potty
    training boys potty training,, kids also, learning for boys would become simpler if parents take
    it a fun filling activity.


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