Potty Scotty and Potty Patty Dolls

Products Nannies Love Before reading Dr. Sears potty training techniques or the One Day Potty Training Method (see Azrin and Foxx) I used a potty doll to potty train. I have used potty dolls to potty train and once the child is ready they have been trained that day. Once I notice that the toddler has a dry diaper […]

Prince Lionheart Potty Pod

Products Nannies LoveReview by Jenae If you think that all toilet training potties are created equal, you are so very wrong. Let me just tell you all of the wonderful things about this snazzy potty. Awesome built-in deflector shield. If you are the mother [or caregiver] of a little boy, you know how important this […]

Books About Teaching Autistic Children to Use Potty for Au Pairs and Nannies

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues by Maria Wheeler Individuals with autism are reportedly one of the most difficult populations to toilet train. This second edition offers effective strategies that take the child’s physical and emotional sensitivities into account instead of trying to force traditional methods. Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more […]

Potty Training Autistic Children for Nannies and Au Pairs

By Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH)We have been discussing different methods of potty training for the past few weeks. But, what about children that are not developing typically?The Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH) explain that even in typically-developing children, toilet training is often a difficult skill to […]

Books About Potty Training

Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs  Stress-Free Potty Training by Sara Au and Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D. explains just like every child has a different personality, the successful method to use to potty train each child will be different. Dr. Jim Sears shared his potty training tips for working moms on television […]

Naked and $75 Toilet Training Method

Dr. Rosemond considers it ”a slap to the intelligence of a human being that one would allow him to continue soiling and wetting himself past age two.” Dr. Rosemond offers a toilet-training technique called,”Naked and $75,” in which he recommends that parents use with two-year-olds. ”You stay home from work with your child for a […]

Potty Training Boot Camp

A combination of a few methods is used for The Potty Training Boot Camp by Suzanne Riffel. Potty training takes place in phases. First is the preparatory work. Then, the caregiver has a training day called “boot camp.” Finally, the caregivers provide reinforcement and maintenance. The focus of the preparatory work is to encourage familiarity […]

The Timer Method of Toilet Training

Another Potty Training Method for Au Pairs and Nannies The timer method of potty training involves keeping the child out of diapers entirely during training. It is the training technique endorsed by Dr. John Rosemond. He believes that toilet training should be simple and no-nonsense. The child is empowered to basically train themselves. Training begins […]

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Child-Centered Toilet Training Method

Don’t Give Into Potty Training Social Pressure Yesterday we started discussing the T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Child-Centered Toilet Training Method. Today we post an excerpt from his book The Brazelton Way. “I thought it would be more effective to wait until the child showed signs of readiness for toilet training, and readiness to feel that […]

The Brazelton Way — T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Toilet Training Method

Reprimands and Punishments Do Not Work “When parents are unable to wait, and they impose toilet training as their idea, the child will feel this as an invasion.” Dr T. Berry Brazelton Two weeks ago we started discussing potty training methods, click here to see one past article. Today we will discuss Dr. T. Berry […]