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Dissapointing - Not Enough Actual Info
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2008
I absolutely loved Ezzo's Baby Wise book... have used the method with both my boys with wonderful results. So when it came to potty training, I naturally gravitated to this book. However I have come away severely dissapointed.
The book appeared to me to be filled with a lot of fluff and repeating the same things over and over again. It appears to me that this book was just kind of thrown together and put out there to capitalize on the success of Baby Wise.
For example, a full 1/3rd of the book (starting on page 99 and following) has nothing what-so-ever to do with potty training. A large section of it is all about getting your household on a schedule. Which I'm sure is wonderful information, if that's what you're trying to do -- but I bought this book for potty training. Then the rest is about other products in the Ezzo line... followed by blank pages. It appears to me that this whole section has been added in an effort to "plump up" the book to make it look like it has more to say.
Only page 43-61 is actually about the how-to of potty training. They start by mentioning three potential methods... and then follow up by giving you the specifics of only one of those three. The method they state basically appears to be copying the "potty training in one day method using a doll" (such as the Potty Scotty method that's gained such recognition on the Dr. Phil show). If I had skimmed this book in an actual store, I would have quickly been able to see that it didn't have very much useful information at all.
(I do want to clarify that they don't mention the actual Potty Scotty doll... they suggest you can use a bear or Raggity Ann doll or a generic drink and wet doll.)
Again, I do highly recommend Baby Wise... just not this one.