At the mere utterance of the phrase "potty training," many parents shudder with panic. Admittedly, it can be a gross and frustratingly long process for all involved. There is plenty of literature on the subject, most of which is "how to potty train in three days" or "how to potty train in these four steps," which is understandable. I mean, who wants to belabor the potty training ordeal? No one. Not all modern methods are surefire though, so thankfully there are some old school potty training tips that actually work.
With my kids, I mixed old school and new school methods for potty training. I introduced the potty around 18 months old, and we practiced a little bit each day. Then one weekend, we holed up in the house and let it rip. Each kid was basically naked for two days during our pseudo potty training boot camp. The kids were rewarded with goldfish or whatever yummy snack we had in the house. It worked, and I'd say by two months each one was completely accident-free.
I did all of my potty training without the help of modern inventions like kid toilets that sing when a kid pees, potty training apps, and transition underwear/pull up diapers. And you can too. Here are four tips for mamas that want to kick it old school when it comes to potty training.