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The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers (Pantley) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Pantley
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Book Description

Say good-bye to diapers and hello to fast, effective potty training, from the parenting author millions trust

Potty training your child doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Parenting authority Elizabeth Pantley helps your child get on the road to bathroom independence without frustration, confusion, or tears.

Elizabeth Pantley's easy no-cry solution will help you:

  • Determine the right time to start potty training
  • Create a simple and effective potty plan
  • Increase your child's self-esteem and independence
  • Motivate a reluctant potty user . . . and more!

Plus, this is the only potty training book with complete bathroom safety checklists and childproofing strategies.

Editorial Reviews


Pantley, author of the child-rearing classic, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, takes on the issue of how to toilet-train your child with minimal stress. She guides parents through every step of the process, beginning with a thorough "Readiness Quiz." She provides countless creative strategies for dealing with the typical reluctance children experience as they graduate from diapers. Her guidance will help parents potty-train gently and effectively, keeping their frustration in check.
Any parent who thinks their child is ready to be potty-trained should make this book their first stop.

~Kirkus Review

From the Author

Potty training your child shouldn't require an instruction manual the size of a telephone book, nor should it require a visit to your pediatrician. It certainly shouldn't involve a private consultant's assistance! Yet you may be like many other parents who get the idea that this is a complicated, difficult undertaking, and can't possibly be done with ease. I have good news. As a parent educator and four time veteran of the toilet training process, I know that potty training can be simple, pleasant, and yes, even fun. I've written this guide so that you can sail through the potty training process easily and joyfully with your child. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 1804 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071476903
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 18, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEFFS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
93 of 99 people found the following review helpful
I really liked the take of this calm, let the child lead, be calm, the child will not be ready until he/she is ready, be calm. Did I mention that a ton of this book is based on you? Like I said I did like the book, it was easy to read and made sense...EXCEPT if you have a totally stubborn child who absolutely refuses to go on the potty. There is no practicals on how to deal with problems like this. What do you do when your child is ready, but can not be bothered to stop playing? I think the book can be improved greatly by some practical answers other than maybe your child is not ready.
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76 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book For The Mom & Dad Potty Trainers September 8, 2006
By Patti
The No-Cry Potty Training Solution book is just amazing!! If you are a parent who is starting the process of potty training, OR going to be starting the potty training in the future, you will NEED this book. I have read a couple of books about potty training, that had some ideas here and there, but this book has ALL of the ideas and assistance in one very easy to understand book.

During my potty training of my daughter, I had some stress and no patience. After reading this book I realized that I needed to control my patience, and once I did and had the correct tools it did not take long at all for my daughter to succeed, and with few accidents.

Elizabeth Pantley gives you creative ideas to help along the potty process, my favorite (and my daughters) was a box of wrapped little presents (i.e., play dough, crayons, coloring book) and whenever my daughter used the potty she got a gift. She loved that positive reinforcement!!

Another great thing in the book is a quiz about Potty Readiness that you can take from the beginning to see where your child is on the potty training.

From a mother of 2 with 1 successful potty trained daughter, and a son who will be starting within the next year, I highly recommend The No-Cry Potty Solution book from Elizabeth Pantley to all the moms and dads who are getting ready to start the potty training and even for the expecting moms to have something GOOD to look forward too.

Mother of 2
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71 of 85 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wordy without substance May 27, 2008
This book was mostly fluff. All of the information in 168 pages could have been contained in a short pamphlet or booklet, at the least. She explains her basic premises in the first few pages, then goes on to explain more about them in the rest of the book. During the explanation, she repeats exactly what she had already said, then gives a bit more detail.

The book is based on her experience as a parent. She gives a couple of feel-good options, then just explains that every child is different and you should do what works for you. This book does not offer a plan, nor does is give many facts. It is completely based on the opinion of the author and does not include any research to back up her opinions. I found myself continually asking "why?" to things that she says, and not receiving an answer.

Most of what was in this book is easily found on the internet with a simple Google search. The one thing that I will take from the book is a reminder that potty-training takes time, like everything else children learn.

One thing I liked about the book was that it had pictures of children using the potty that I could show my daughter. I wish, though, that she had not included the picture of the boy unraveling all the toilet paper, or the girl with the potty seat on her head!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I've had years of experience working with young children and seeing the frustration they and their parents went though during the potty-training phase. When it was time to potty train my son, I was understandably nervous. Elizabeth Pantley's book simplified things in such a way that I knew right away what methods I felt would work for my son and for me and he was potty-trained within a week by 2.5 years old. There was absolutely no fuss, no crying, no stress and he enjoyed it as much as I did. I have encouraged all my friends to use the book and thus far, none of the 30 families that followed her methods had any difficulty with the process. I believe that all children will eventually be potty-trained but the book ensures that it will be a smooth and easy transition from diapers to underwear! I feel that anyone who has difficulty taking the information and applying it to their situation is just looking for an easy fix and these methods do take time and effort but so does all good parenting! I rarely review books and will only do so if I feel that it is a true treasure that needs to be shared with other parents and this book is one of them! I always give a copy to friends when their child is close to the age of showing readiness. Elizabeth Pantley is a genius in that she takes her personal experience and years of research as well as the personal experiences of others and puts it all together in a hands-on, user-friendly book that anyone can use and be successful with as long as they are willing to apply the information! This book, along with her other books, are a requirement for every home library!
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but could be better January 12, 2007
The best thing about this book is the "readiness checklist" that provides very helpful guidance on whether your child is ready for potty training. It also gives some helpful suggestions on necessary supplies, encouraging the child to get started, etc. But what I most needed, and felt it didn't give me, was help on how to make my daughter focus on the task at hand. I would recommend it, but wonder if there might be a better guide.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this book to get my kid to use the ...
Bought this book to get my kid to use the toilet. Threw the book at them several times and still didn't work. I'll try a bigger book.
Published 2 months ago by Gregg
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read with Helpful Suggestions
We are just embarking on potty training my 2 year old son. This book offered some great suggestions for us to try and we have implemented some. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JRay
5.0 out of 5 stars The only potty training bok you'll need
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is everything I wanted in one easy-to-read place. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Allison P Daniel
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Parents of Stubborn Kiddos
This is great for first time parents who are just beginning their potty training journey. If you have an average, not very stubborn, easy going kid. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Brynnlux
5.0 out of 5 stars Best parenting books and author I've encountered
This book and this series has helped me in so many ways. I started out my journey with the No Cry Sleep Solution as a overly tired family. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carissa Carnes
4.0 out of 5 stars very realistic approach
This book was bought after several other books and it calmed me down during the potty training process. Within 2 weeks, my daughter was going to the potty by herself!
Published 15 months ago by N. Donkoh
3.0 out of 5 stars JUST OK
I just loved no cry sleep solution but I thought this book could have done better with the trouble shooting section. Compared to the sleep book this was very sparse. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Casey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
We got this book on a Friday and our two year old was on he potty on Saturday! Great ideas that may be common sense to many people, but this book puts them all in one place.
Published 20 months ago by Craig H. Morea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for new potty training parents!
This was a very thorough guide. So much so that this will be the one potty training book I read. The quizzes were a great help in providing concrete proof for a mommy or daddy on... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jrand30
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, easy and educational read.
I found this book well written with a consistent message that was easy to follow. It was easy to read with great recommendations and ideas. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Tyler C. Williams
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More About the Author

When asked to define myself, the first thing that comes to mind is not the business that that brings in my paycheck, but the pursuit that occupies the majority of my days and the biggest chunk of my heart: Mother. I'm a mom of four wonderful, loveable, magical children. I've managed to create a rich and rewarding career as an author of books for parents, and as a speaker on this epic and important topic. I have the pleasure of writing about the things that bring families more peace, and the fun of chatting with people every day about our children and calling it work. I travel around the world to share what I know, and learn many new things from other parents on my journeys. I have presented at many conferences, hospital parenting programs and other events. I'm the author of nine parenting books available in 24 languages -- showing that parents are the same, no matter where in the world they live or what language they speak. My email box is filled daily with reader mail from all over the world -- my virtual pen pals. I have several new "No-Cry" parenting books in the works.

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