Monday, February 7, 2011

The Proof is in the Potty!

Guess what arrived in my email in-box last Thursday! And given the fact that I’ve been posting about potty training since the first of the year, it’s incredibly timely! It’s the email below from Vanessa, a mom from Prince Edward Island in Canada, describing her own success with our potty training kit, Potty Training Made Easy with the Baby Signs Program.

"My daughter started this program exactly 1 month ago, she is now 1 yr and 2 weeks old! She had never signed before and now proudly uses all 5 signs from the DVD. We have not changed a poopy diaper in 3 weeks, and she even stays dry during her naps! She has an average of 2 accidents a day, some days she has none! This was a wonderful way to train her, she has never cried or been frustrated. We will be saying buh-by to diapers any day now! (She’s not even “old” enough to fit into commercially available “pull-ups” or training pants J)."whe

The DVD she’s talking about features our animated Baby Signs DiaperDoodle characters climbing aboard the “potty train” and demonstrating the important components of the “potty routine” while also modeling five relevant signs:

1. Interrupting play to notice the need to go POTTY,

2. Walking to and getting on the potty,

3. Detecting when they need to go MORE and then are ALL DONE,

4. Hopping down to WASH their hands…

5. And feeling proud of having done a GOOD JOB.

Add to these demonstrations real children modeling the signs and catchy music, and you’ve got a resource that obviously inspires even 1-year-olds to follow the DiaperDoodles’ lead.

So, how about helping the toddlers in your life climb aboard the potty train? With our help, it’s not as hard as you think it might be!


Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, the Baby Signs Program


Professor Emeritus, UC Davis

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