My mother told me about a segment she saw on the “Today” show about a woman who potty trains children in one day. Called, “Booty Camp,” the woman teaches children to use the potty, within hours. What’s she trying to tell me?
I found the video from the show as well as an article on MSNBC.com. The article states,
An operator of a so-called â€œBooty Campâ€ in suburban Chicago has a claim that will astonish parents of droopy-diapered toddlers everywhere. Give her five hours, she says, and sheâ€™ll give you a potty-trained toddler.
Impossible? Not according to TODAYâ€™s Al Roker, who offered an unsolicited testimonial. â€œI actually took my son to this, and it works,â€ he said. â€œOne day.â€
From watching the video (see below) I think one of the secrets is that she makes the children clean up their own pee and poop when they have an accident. She’s also got a few other tricks up her sleeve, like giving the kids sugary treats so they want to drink more and be more ready to have to actually use the potty during the training period.
What’s her number one rule for potty training?
â€œNever ask if they have to go,â€ she said.
Don’t get this Potty Whisperer confused with The Potty Whisperer at pottywhisperer.com. When I was looking for the report based on my mothers information, I did a Google search and found the second potty whisperer — this one considers “late starters” are 6 months – 24-months old! Big difference. I think I’ll stick with the one from the “Today” show.
- Potty Whisperer article on MSNBC.
- “Toilet Training In less Than a Day” book, as mentioned in the MSNBC article.