There are many childhood experts out there ready to tell you how to potty train, and sometimes their advice is all you need. You read a book, print out a list, and within a short amount of time your child is a master of the porcelain throne. But often times, the expert tips don't cut it. Your kid doesn’t respond to the tried and true advice, and you need potty training tips you won’t find in books.
I’ve potty trained all of my kids with various degrees of success. (Though they all ended up using the toilet, so I guess that's a 100 percent success rate.) Some of them were potty trained by the book, while others didn’t respond to any of the typical means. That’s when knowing some great insider mom tips can save the day, because who knows better about potty training techniques then someone who has experienced it firsthand. These moms and dads have been through the potty wringer and come out the other side dry. They know that all kids are different and there are moments in parenting when you’ve got to go off the beaten path and try something new to get results.
Knowing that, here are some potty training tips from parents who’ve been there, done that, and are ready to share their wisdom.