This was the first book I have purchased on potty training, and after reading it, I feel confident it will be the only one I will ever need. Although I am in the very early stages of potty training my daughter, I feel the book covered all of the basic information that I need to get started, and also covered numerous additional topics I would have never even thought of when it comes to potty training.
Two features I really like about this book are the Quick Guide at the beginning of the book, and the Readiness Quiz. The Quick Guide gives a great brief overview of the entire potty training process. The Readiness Quiz helps you determine if your child is ready to begin potty training or not. There are numerous factors to take into account to help determine if your child is ready or not - not simply that you as the parent are ready to start the training process.
The book provides numerous excellent and creative ideas for working through the potty training process. I like that there is such a wide range of ideas, so that if one idea doesn't work for you, there are many other ideas to try. There is also a great section at the end of the book with many common questions about everyday issues parents may face during the potty training process. Finally, I really like that Pantley included a bathroom safety and childproofing checklist at the end of the book.
When I first realized that potty training was looming in the near future, I was quite apprehensive about it, and didn't know exactly where to start. But after reading Pantley's book, I feel far more relaxed and confident about the whole process. We've been taking the training slowly, at our daughter's pace, and so far it has been quite relaxed, and even fun, which I never expected!