Potty Training Tips and Resources

Posted on November 11, 2020

by Cristin B

Whether this is your first child or your fourth, let’s face it, potty training is just hard. No two children are alike and what works for one child may not work for the other. But where do we start? There are so many questions that parents and caregivers have when it comes to potty training.

One thing I heard consistently from the start was “Good luck! Potty training is so much harder for boys.”

These are a few questions that I often asked myself while potty training my boys:

  • Am I in this for the long haul?
    • In my experience, definitely not. It just depends on each individual child.
  • Can it really be done in 3 days?
    • Many parents have been successful with the 3 day method– I was not one of those parents!
  • Am I going to lose my mind?
    • There were times when I thought for sure I would, but taking many deep breaths, consulting the advice of parenting articles, books and fellow parents, I persevered!
  • Will my child EVER be potty trained?
    • YES! I made it successfully through 2 rounds of potty training with one more to go!

If you’re ready to take on this endeavour or just want to prepare for the future, these resources will be helpful to both you and your child as you venture into one of life’s great milestones.

And remember, whether it takes 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months (or more), good things come with time!

Take some advice from these experts:

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Stress-Free Potty Training

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Ready, Set, Go!: A Gentle Parenting Guide to Calmer, Quicker Potty Training

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Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right

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The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers

Empower your child with these books:

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Potty Animals: What to Know When You’ve Gotta Go!

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Danny is Done with Diapers: A Potty ABC

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Zoo Poo: A First Toilet Training Book

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Skip to the Loo, My Darling!: A Potty Book

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I Have to Go!

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I Use the Potty

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Get moving! Have a potty party! These albums on Freegal each have a special song just for using the potty.

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