Origins: We followed principles found in "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day" by Nathan H. Azrin, PH.D. and Richard M. Foxx, PH.D.
If you like this approach, buy the book (or get it from your library). It includes some important details that I've glossed over here.
This method emphasizes teaching the child to do the whole process by himself. It's important that he can just get up and go when he wants, without having to track down an adult to help him.
Step 1: Materials
- A child
- A potty chair
- Toilet paper
- Doll that wets
- Underwear to fit the child
- Cleaning rags
- Liquids (juice, water, lemonade)
- Salty snacks (pretzels, chips, nuts)
- "Friends-Who-Care" list