18 Months - 5 Years

Potty Training

We Can Help You

Have a child in diapers? Whether you’re feeling anxious, frustrated, stressed or at peace but wanting to learn more, we’d love to help. The most frequently asked questions we get are “When should I start?” and “What’s the best method”? Though once those simple questions are answered, there is plenty of room for confusion between starting and finishing. We help families confidently know what to do next. We like to set up families from the beginning for success. We think it’s possible for families to thrive, in the midst of efficient Potty Training, and we’d love to show you how. The benefits of Potty Training are:

Self-sufficiency for your child
Encourage using that “can do!” attitude
Give a child a sense of responsibility
Hygiene

Choose How to Work with Us

Consultation Call

Phone or Video Chat. One-on-one pottying support to talk through planning, implementing, problem solving or finishing up. After booking, we ask you to provide basics about your family’s routines and preferences. You are then matched up with a highly trained, and caring, consultant, based on the answers of your in-take questionnaire. You can book, do your in-take questionnaire and schedule all within a few minutes, if you’d like. Or, take your time after booking and schedule when you are ready. Great as a personal investment, or a gift.

Prices:
$189 for 1-hour new client meeting
$97 for 30-minute existing client meeting

Home Consultations

Our concierge service for clients who like to have home access to an experienced professional. These clients can rest assured that what they are doing will be helpful to the process, and encouraging to their family dynamics, both present and future. This premier service is not for everyone. It is for the parent who is looking for that whisper in their ear of what to do each step of the way in order to have the most successes in the potty in the least stressful, and shortest amount of time. It can be for day #1 of pottying, in the middle, or trying to finish up the process.

Prices:
$3,500 for 2 days (16 hours) of pottying support*
$2,000 for 1 day (8 hours) of pottying support*
$1,000 for 1/2 day (4 hours) of pottying support*
*Additional travel fee if outside of Orange County, or Sacramento, California, USA.

Membership Group

The Diapers to Flush Membership is the best of both worlds! Gain 24/7 access to The Potty School’s only endorsed potty learning path, which includes access to videos, tutorials and articles. You will have full access to our community of families from around the world who are on this adventure with you. Our searchable database gives you instant access to specific questions from our vault. Move along on your path with others who are in similar places on the journey with you. You will have people to cry & laugh with. You will not be alone. Not only will you make connections with peers, but you will also have access to submit questions for our Q&A sessions and learn from the experts with topical expert sessions. If you’re unsure which service to invest in, we suggest you start here.

Prices:
$49 per month

Online Courses

24/7 access to any of our courses ranging from our most-purchased “Online Potty Training Video Course” to more specific topical themes. You can choose your own adventure based on your family’s preferences and parenting philosophies, or you can choose from set mini-courses such as Nights & Naps, or how nutrition can help with Potty Training. Your progress will be marked as you go along. You will have 90-day access to any course purchased.

Prices
Prices start at $19.95+

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The Potty School is For...

Any and all parents teaching their children to use the potty. Our team of background checked and cleared professionals truly desire to see progress in your pottying journey. The Potty School works exceptionally well with all of the following:

First time parents
Parents who have already tried pottying their child themselves
Children with special needs
How do I know if my child is ready for Potty Training?

What culture do you most identify with? That will probably greatly influence the answer to that question. According to Diapering Habits: A Global Perspective, “cultural norms greatly influence the age at which a baby begins toilet training.” Countries such as China and India that predominantly use cloth diapers tend to begin Potty Training before age year old. Russia on the other hand is an example of a county that primarily uses disposable diapers, but also practices early Potty Training. Countries that wait until about two years of age include the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Nearly all countries, even just two generations ago, started at significantly earlier ages.

Countries that start Potty Training at ages 0 to 12 months: 

  • Kenya (4-5 months)
  • Vietnam (9 months)
  • China (before age 1)
  • India (before age 1)
  • Russia (before age 1)
  • United States (12 months, in years 1920-1940)

Countries that start Potty Training at 13 to 24 months of age: 

  • Palestine (14 to 15 months)
  • Iran (ages 1 to 2 years)
  • United States (18 months, in the years 1940 - 1960)

Countries that start Potty Training at ages 2 years or older: 

  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States (2 years, in the years 1960-1980)
  • United States (2.5 years, in the years 1980 to 1990)
  • United States (3 years, in the years 1990 to present)
Goode, Erica. “Two Experts Do Battle over Potty Training.” New York Times, January 12, 1999. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/12/us/two-experts-do-battle-over-potty-training.html.
Thaman, Lauren A., and Lawerence F. Eichenfield. “Diapering Habits: A Global Perspective.” Pediatric Dermatology 31, supplement 1 (2014): 15-18. Doi:10.1111/pde.12468.
I’ve already tried everything, why would working with The Potty School be any different?

It’s easy to come at a problem from different angles and feel frustrated that you’ve tried everything, and nothing worked. But, what if it were that you were focusing your attention and efforts on the wrong problem? We can help give perspective from the plethora of families that we have helped since our creation, and all of that knowledge goes into the advice that we give you. Sometimes we can get so honed in on one thing that a bird’s eye perspective is what’s most helpful. We can be that perspective and then narrow down with you next steps that would be most helpful for your child and family

Is this just another 3-day method that will leave me feeling like a failure? 

There are no failures around here. We steadily guide you toward success. Sometimes it’s done in one day, sometimes it takes several days to see significant results, but we’ll help you get there. Special needs families may expect to see progress.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"I would like to thank you again for our chat/consultation. We have hit a major improvement in potty training our daughter, whereby she is now asking to go toilet (which she never did previously) and also going with minimal accidents, if any at all. She has also been at nursery all day today, and not one accident. I couldn't be more proud of her, but also go glad the potty training challenge and our consultation helped me!"

- Dee (London, England - United Kingdom)

"One of the parents that attended your potty training at Mitchell Child Development Center implemented what you presented at our training and now her son is fully potty trained. She wanted me to let you know that what you shared with the parents was very effective and she wanted to thank you for helping her in the potty training process. It made my day when she approached me and I told her I would pass the message on to you. Thank you for helping our parents!"

- Lisa  (Santa Ana, CA), Mitchell Child Development Center

"Michelle is passionate about Potty Training and genuinely wants to help you!! She is a wonderful mama to her 3 littles and still makes time to answer all your questions. She is a true cheerleader on your potty training adventure."

- Nicole (Newport Beach, CA, USA)

"Michelle not only has a heart of GOLD that really cares about your child and YOUR parenting style - her information is PLATINUM in helping you find the tools and tricks that educate and support you (in my opinion) one of the hardest aspects of early childhood parenting!"

- Megan (Gilbertsville, PA)

"As a behavior analyst, I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and enjoy challenging my mind with new concepts for application both personally and professionally. However; as a mother, practical application of theories can be challenging, especially toileting, due to the intricacies of life. The Potty School, provided a succinct yet thorough explanation of EC (Elimination Communication) methodology and how to incorporate it into our lives naturally and easily. I highly recommend The Potty School to all those interested in elimination communication."

– Alicia (Orange County, CA)

"I just wanted to thank you. We had our consult with you last weekend over the phone, and talked about our daughter Charlotte who has been refusing to poop on the potty for nine months. We implemented your suggestions and she has been pooping on the potty all week! This is such a relief for us. We are very pleased, and I’ve already recommended you to friends. Just wanted to say thank you for the help you have given us."

– Kristen (pediatric ENT doc at a large children’s hospital)

"I am a mom of a 26 month old with Down syndrome! So many people have told me what my daughter CAN'T do! It was very encouraging to hear that while I may have to take extra time and extra steps, my daughter CAN be potty trained like a typical toddler! I've already seen her working on pushing and pulling up and down her pants, she has had success on the potty as well. Yes she also has accidents and I can't wait to talk to The Potty School for a more tailored plan for us! Thank you The Potty School for caring about our kids with special needs and giving us HOPE! (Which just happens to be my daughter's name)."

– Laura

"My 3 year old twins have been on a really good stretch for several days now after weeks of working on potty training. When I fully committed to following your helpful advice/suggestions, I saw success x's two!!!"

– Joanna

"I cannot even begin to tell you how much the membership helped me!! I was so nervous going into Potty Training with my son and the preparation, support, encouragement and information were key in an easy and seamless transition from diapers to undies!! Would have been a wreck without this group. Plus, Michelle is so awesome, giving of her time even tho she's a mom of three and has so many tricks up her sleeve.  I still hear her voice when I'm taking my son potty!!

– Elizabeth (Pasadena, CA, USA)