Potty Coaching 101 with Allison Jandu “The Potty Coaching Guide”


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We’re in the course of a collection right here at Little Z’s all about potty coaching. Final week we coated potty coaching in an open mattress and this week I’m bringing you a dialog that I had with Alison Jandu, who’s the Potty Coaching Guide. She is so smart and has some superb books, programs and training to assist households all around the world get their baby efficiently potty skilled!

On this episode, we speak about the way to potty prepare when your baby’s in a crib. In case you are considering that your baby is exhibiting indicators that it’s time to potty prepare, however they’re underneath 3 and in a crib, this episode is for you! 


After potty coaching her son (who was straightforward!) and her daughter (who was not), Allison realized that she was a uncommon one that actually favored potty coaching so she began serving to different households because the Potty Coaching Guide.

You will discover her programs and the way to work along with her on her web site, however basically she walks by means of every part it’s essential to learn about potty coaching, together with: 

  • recognizing in case your baby is prepared for potty coaching
  • what indicators to search for
  • the way to put together your baby
  • the way to put together your self and just remember to’re prepared for the entire course of (as a result of this can be a essential step!!)

She additionally shares a step-by-step course of to observe and customise your individual potty coaching plan that matches your life-style and the way in which your baby learns. The thought is that you just do it as soon as and do it proper. You’ll additionally discover troubleshooting assist, the way to deal with daycare, and different specifics. A nighttime coaching information can be accessible!



Often round 2 1/2 years previous and up youngsters are prepared for nighttime coaching. Usually that is earlier than their dad and mom even notice it as a result of loads of occasions what occurs is that they’re sleeping all by means of the night time and dry, after which as quickly as they get up within the morning, that’s after they moist their diapers. So you might assume they’re waking up with a full diaper in order that they’re not staying dry all night time, however loads of occasions they’ve simply waited till they’ve woken as much as go. 

Whereas it’s not lifelike for everyone, often it’s handiest to do daytime and nighttime coaching all on the identical time. Do away with the diapers as soon as and for all!

There are a few causes for this:

  1. Consistency – By nighttime potty coaching similtaneously daytime, you’re not complicated your baby in any respect. They’re protecting their pants dry all day and all night time. 
  2. Stopping withholding – Some children will truly withhold all day lengthy till they get their nighttime diaper on after which wait to go, which isn’t them actually being potty skilled, essentially, they’re simply holding it.
  3. They’re prepared. More often than not, they’re simply prepared.

In Allison’s guide, The Wee Hours, about nighttime coaching particularly, she features a information of the very best practices that she makes use of for nighttime potty coaching.



One of many frequent misconceptions is to maintain children in pull-ups for years and so they’ll keep dry finally. Sadly, that’s not all the time true. Typically these 6, 7, or 8 years olds haven’t had an opportunity to completely develop their muscle management. Their our bodies don’t have any cause to truly maintain their pee.

However the 22-28 month window is often a great time for potty coaching for most children. In fact, each baby and each scenario is completely different and we’d by no means suggest forcing potty coaching right into a routine simply to hit a window, however this can be a good age vary to designate time to knock out potty coaching through the day and in a single day.



With Allison’s strategies, she recommends you block off one complete weekend to begin after which it’s an ongoing routine upkeep from there, and most of the people can often get it performed inside a few week or two.

It additionally is dependent upon how a lot time you need to actually concentrate on potty coaching, in case your baby is in daycare, if they’ve particular developmental or medical conditions, and so forth. However usually talking, often inside a weekend you possibly can actually set up the fundamentals and set a superb framework up. After which go from there.



It’s been scientifically confirmed that the common baby is physiologically able to potty coaching at 18 months. Within the 50s and the early 60s,18 months was the common potty coaching age. However from a developmental perspective, you wish to search for issues like enhanced communication expertise and guarantee that they’ve a very good grasp on their gross motor expertise like sitting, strolling, standing and squatting. 

And customarily, round that point, children are extra keen to wish to assist with issues and really feel like they’re contributing and serving to you. They’re much less resistant to vary, as a result of they don’t essentially perceive habits or something like that, so it’s simpler to transition them from one factor to a different. They are typically much less cussed and so they’re extra simply motivated by easy verbal reward versus bribing them to do one thing with sweet or toys, which may occur with older children.

So anytime you see your baby beginning to observe you into the lavatory, exhibiting curiosity in flushing the potty, or if they begin taking off their diaper randomly, hiding to poop, and customarily form of staying dry for longer durations through the day, that’s often a superb signal to go forward and get began. 

So if you’re in search of a useful resource to show to with all issues potty coaching, I can’t suggest Allison Jandu sufficient!






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