What do I need?
To use the potty training in one day method, you will need some tools.
Potty Training Tools you will need for Potty Training in One Day Method:
We recommend that you start the potty training with a chair (vs a seat that goes on top of the toilet) because the potty chair is portable and can be moved to where you are going to do the potty training on the "big day" and can also be moved so it is easily available to your child.
It help create the environment for success. When you child is ready to go, the potty chair is right there. On top of learning all the details of how to go potty training, you child does not have to also learn to find his way to the bathroom. This can come later, when your child has mastered the getting to the potty on time, pulling down the underwear, sitting down, relaxing the muscles to allow voiding!
Our favorite potty chair is of course the Potty Scotty Potty Chair. It is a smooth, simple, light weight and portable potty that has no edges that will pinch your toddlers thighs. It is easy to clean and has a low splash guard. It has cut outs on the fronts and sides for easy lifting. It is designed to be low to the ground to encourage the more natural squatting position for toileting.
The potty chair you use is not as important as the fact that it is portable and moveable from room to room!
SOME POTTY TRAINING PANTS
We recommend cotton training pants and do NOT recommend disposable training pants such as pull ups. Cotton potty training pants that are padded are the ideal training pant. These type of training pant are designed to have your child feel the wetness when your child has and accident (which is a part of this potty training process).
The wetness will not only make your toddler aware of his or her excretory functions (especially when compared to diapers and disposable pull ups), the wetness can be uncomfortable for some toddlers and hence a motivation to use the potty.
We recommend that the training pants fit loosely so that they can be pulled on and off by your toddler with assistance from an adult. Not only does this increase the chance of getting on the potty in time, but it also makes the whole process much more independent, which is the goal of this potty training method.
A POTTY TRAINING DOLL
As you may already know, this method is based on learn by teaching, you will need a doll that your child can teach the appropriate "going potty" behaviors to. Since the method is also based on modeling behavior, a doll that can drink and wet-on-demand is ideal.
We recommend that you use drink and wet-on-demand dolls like Potty Scotty. These dolls were specially designed for potty training and specifically for this method of potty training.
Potty Scotty look like toddlers, so your toddler will relate to them better than a doll that looks like a baby. The dolls clothing is designed to easily convert to the ideal potty training attire. The dolls also have their own training pants which is required for this potty training method.
Potty Scotty are the ONLY dolls that are specifically designed for the Potty Training in One Day method!