With so much conflicting advice, it's hard to feel confident about potty training.
- "Wait until after the age of three"
- "Whatever you do, don't wait until after three"
- "Go bare bottom"
- “Take diapers off a couple hours a day"
- "Wait until they show interest"
- "Give them treats"
- "Whatever you do, don't bribe them!"
You probably haven't heard this much advice since you were hoping to have your child sleep through the night. What's a parent to do?
If you're like most parents, you Google "how to toilet train toddlers" or something similar. You look at the hundreds of books on Amazon and notice that all of them have at least some negative reviews.
You're not certain what gear you need. Do you need a portable potty, a small urinal, a child size potty, a toilet training insert, a stool? Should you be getting a songs, books, and toys about potty training?
You think potty training is sounding expensive, but not doing it is already expensive.
You're spending money
If you use diapers, you pay around $45 for 100 size 6 diapers. So if you change your child 8 times daily on average, you spend over $100 a month on diapers.
You're spending time
If we estimate 5 minutes for each diaper change from start to finish, this means you're spending an average of 20 hours per month on just changing diapers.
And there's hidden time
Don't forget the 10–15 minute diaper changes in public places without adequate changing tables, or when you're faced with a particularly bad blowout.
We wanted to help parents eliminate the guesswork.
(Without having to actually get a Ph.D. in potty training)
At Potty University, we provide parents with a crystal clear road map to determine if their child is ready for potty training, what supplies they need, and how to educate their child about the potty. We specialize in helping busy modern-day parents potty train their toddlers through play, without the overwhelm that can come with it.Learn More About Our Course
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Amanda Keating
Dr. Keating is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. She has held a variety of leadership positions, grant awards, and graduate courses. Dr. Keating is a real life university professor, and she is currently teaching a specialty class on evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. She's also, and most importantly, a mom to Gabriel, age 6 and Elise, age 18 months.
Laura Matlock, M.Ed.
Laura has been a specialist in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis since May of 2003. As a board certified autism professional, she has used her expertise to work with parents and teachers to help children learn skills and manage their challenging behavior. Laura loves working with students and parents to support the development of toileting skills, and she enjoyed the process with her own littles, Cole and Julia.
Is your child ready for potty training? Take our free potty training readiness test.
Starting potty training at the right time can make the difference between getting your child potty trained in a weekend — or not at all. We made this guide to take the guesswork out of seeing if your child is ready for potty training, as well as what you can do if they aren't.Show Me How to Get My Free Readiness Test