I promised myself early on in this blogging adventure, that I would keep Spencer’s potty training off the internet. And except for some vague-booking and uuugghhh underpants like sub-tweeting, I succeeded. Good thing too. I could have filled books about that nightmare. I swore I wouldn’t have the same issues with Truman (still keeping his potty problems off the net, though).
I didn’t really have a plan except not what I did the other time (or failed to do. Let’s just say winging it didn’t work). Right when I was just thinking that maybe we should maybe start thinking about attempting potty training with kiddo #2 (heh), an offer to review Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right came along. Enormously long title to type non-withstanding, I said yes. Quickly.
Oh Crap! Potty Training is a fantastic little potty training book. And trust me I have read more than quite a few. Author Jamie Glowacki sets forth a straightforward potty training plan, with the initial focus being on consistency and commitment (from the parent.) There is also a myths and misconceptions section and I learned some things there. I totally believed that girls were easier to potty train than boys, but it isn’t true. I KNOW lots of people with girls and those girls were potty trained way earlier than Spencer so it must be true, right? Wrong. My dad used to say it best: the plural of anecdote is not fact*.
Potty training books tend to fall in a few categories, like myer-briggs for baby butts. This one is a BCNP – Block method, going Commando, No pull-ups, Little Potties. (As opposed to bootcamp methods or training pants methods or… I don’t know. I just wanted to make an acronym.) If you don’t want a naked baby butt running around your house, this might not be the book for you.
I am definitely giving it a shot though. Oh Crap! Potty Training mentions 20-30 months as the ideal age, so I have a few months to go before we start. I’ll let you know how it goes! The book makes it seem possible and mostly not terrifying. Mostly.
I am going to end this with a quiz:
What do I regret most about this blog post?
A. Showing up in search results for “naked baby butt”
B. Not figuring out a way to naturally work “Spoiler Alert: Babies Poop” in to this post.
C. I REGRET NOTHING
D. All of the above
E. A and B but not C
F. B and C but not A
G. None of the Above
H. I forget what eight was for
*I’m sure this is a really quote and my dad didn’t make it up. He was a master of the slightly off quotation.
Disclosure: I received this book for review and no other compensation. So I used an amazon affiliate link up there. PAYBACK. Make me some pennies blogpost! Heh. Also the answer to the quiz is E but mostly B