• The Gentle Potty Training Book

  • The calmer, easier approach to toilet training
  • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Green Parent Book of the Month!

Gurgle's Honest Read for December

How to make potty training stress free for you and your child.

The Gentle Potty Training Book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwell-Smith advocates an approach that is based on your child's unique developmental stage - because the gentlest, easiest and most effective potty training happens when you work with your child as a team.

Sarah's advice includes:
Recognising the physical and emotional signs that your child is ready.
How to talk to your child about potty training and prepare them emotionally.
What you need to get started - the practicalities.
How to respond to accidents and setbacks.
Potty training your child when you're in full-time work or co-parenting.
The when and how of nighttime potty training.
What to do after previous false starts.

Comprehensive, practical and realistic, Sarah's advice will give you the necessary understanding and confidence to make potty training a smooth process for you and your child.

©2017 Sarah Ockwell-Smith (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

Critic Reviews

"A practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood." ( Green Parent)

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  • Katharina Psihoda
  • 02-17-19

very good

It was very informative even for an older child. I will take some suggestions on board.

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  • Ms. N. A. Richardson
  • 01-12-22

Quite useful

Helped me to feel normal after feeling like the last to start potty training.

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  • Sarah Rackham
  • 11-26-21

oh dear.....

I took on board the advice in this book and using this method has set my child back months!! Tried day 1 no pants etc now my child won't wear pants and if she does she thinks they are a nappy and wets them and won't pull them down to sit on potty. After trying day 1 & 2 we gave up and let her decide when she's ready nearly 6 months later still no where near still associates potty training to mean wearing nothing on bottom half. So cross with myself for not putting pants on her on day 1 but thought after listening to give it a go. No reccomendations from me sorry

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-21

Calm realistic useful

This potty training book has been really useful in getting us going with potty training. The advice is realistic and calm and helped give me confidence in my own instincts. I will definitely be relistening to sections as we progress on the potty training journey and if we hit any snags.

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  • Cindy Kao
  • 08-30-19

Great insights and tips assuring Parents

Great insights and tips assuring Parents! A must read to prepare and consider all possibilities.

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  • Fareez
  • 07-16-20

This book work

Me and My wife were struggling it my 4yr to potty train. my wife had tried my techniques and read many articles. Finally, I decide to read this book or go to the doctor for help. However, this book was a lifesaver. I followed the instruction and it worked. I even went ahead bought the paperback book as for future reference

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  • Noah Silveira
  • 08-26-22

Covers the most important need to know

beautiful narration. well detailed but a little repetitive of the facts. perhaps intentional but this made the content slightly monotonous.

however in saying, I'd 100% recommend a read of this book for potty training.