This may be the No. 1 video about going No. 2. Shot from the kids' point of view, this tape features lots of bathroom shots, testimonials from older children discussing their histories on the pot and six original songs addressing growing up, getting potty seats and wearing underpants. ("My potty, my potty, I have my very own/I used to wear a diaper, but now you've seen I've grown." The euphemisms get more vivid, but the songs are complex enough that little ones probably won't develop potty mouth from trying to sing along.) Of course, any amount of parental suffering in front of the TV is worth it if the tape actually works.
Early results were encouraging. My 2 year old son
expressed displeasure while the tape was on, but--really--asked to use the potty the next
day. A friend's 2 1/2 year old girl didn't need even a day, racing to the bathroom
(really!) during the first showing. Her twin brother watched with interest,
but was, shall we say, unmoved. Maybe it's the power of seeing other kids doing
it. Or maybe it's the songs. Whatever. The tape seems to help.
But don't expect miracles: As the included booklet points out, the full
potty-training process may take months. Wee!
"My 3 1/2 year old Chris was having a difficult time
learning to use the toilet, I tried everything, but he was to afraid of the toilet he
would kick and scream" After viewing "Now I Can Potty!" a
few times he started using the toilet and soon was singing the songs from
the video as he sat on the potty. "It gave him the confidence to go on the
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