The idea of using potty dolls to potty train toddlers has been around for some 30 years. Many parents (including myself) have successfully potty trained their children using a potty training doll.
So if you are thinking about using a potty training doll to assist you in the potty training process, read on.
I will start by giving you some background on when, how and why the idea of using potty training dolls was introduced and then give you information on why you should use a potty training doll.
Potty Training Dolls - Some Background
The idea or concept of using a potty doll to potty train a child was developed by two psychologist named Nathan H. Azrin, Ph. D. and Richard M. Foxx Ph.D. in the 1970s. These two psychologists were studying what is involved in learning and how learning can be made more rapid.
They were researching how to potty train special needs (autistic, down syndrome and mentally retarded) children. They discovered that when using their methods, typical children could be potty trained in less than a day. In 1974, they published their findings in a book titled "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day". The book has sold over 2 million copies.
Since then, several potty training books for parents such as "Potty Training for Dummies"& "The Everything Potty Training Book" have talked about using potty dolls for potty training, but not until Dr. Phil has this method become really popular.
Dr Phil has done two shows on Potty Training in One Day. His first show aired on November 8th, 2002 and the second show in prime time on September 22nd, 2004.
Dr. Phil inspired me to create Potty Training in One Day - The Complete System for for Boys or Girls with Potty Training Dolls - Potty Scotty? and Potty Patty? . These potty training dolls are Specially Designed to Potty Train? .
Why use a Potty Training Doll to assist in Potty Training your Child?
There are several reason to use a potty training doll to assist in with potty training your child. The reasons are listed below:
We know that children learn from seeing, listening and hearing.
At the age of 18 months, children become fascinated by the behavior of other children their own age or older. By the age of 24-30 months, they start to understand gender differences and focus on imitating the behavior of the same sex parent. They learn actions and attitudes and will copy things that they have seen.
The second reason is that "teaching is the highest form of learning". The best way to learn something is to teach it.
The third reason for using a potty training doll and more specifically a drink and wet-on-demand? potty training doll is that you can also teach your child the natural and logical consequences of the going potty behaviors.
So, what is better than using a doll to model the appropriate potty training behavior for your child? In term of modeling the going potty behavior, a potty training doll is the perfect teaching tool.
Your child will not only teach the doll to go potty, but also teach the potty doll what are desired behaviors are and the natural and logical consequences of these behaviors. Once your child understand this, then you will teach your child to teach the doll what the undesired behaviors are and the natural and logical consequences of undesired behavior.
If you are the type of parent who wants your child to be an independent learner and thinker and believe in parenting by consequence (or as Dr Phil say - by currency), then this potty training method will probably suit you!!
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Narmin Parpia, inventor of the Potty Scotty? and Potty Patty? potty training dolls and Potty Training in One Day ? The Complete System for Girls and for Boys . Narmin has been dispensing products, information and advice online at http://www.pottytrainingconcepts.com/
Her products have been featured on the Today Show on Mother's Day and in May 2nd 2005 Edition of TIME Magazine. Her products have been feature on the various TV and Radio stations across the country. Articles about her and her products have aslo been featured in newspapers and magazines across the US.