Fine if You Use Pull-Ups and Want to Encourage Accidents
2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
dianaknj13 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was disappointed in the content of this book. It is a very wordy story, with distracting flaps to open, so it's hard for a potty-training age child to pay attention. It is less about the how-to's (although it does promote washing hands as part of the process, which I liked) but more about Elmo's younger cousin Albie who is learning to potty train and is visiting Elmo. Plus, the content seems to encourage accidents ("Uh-oh. I forgot to go potty." / "Oh, that's okay, Albie," Elmo says. "Sometimes accidents happen.") and promotes the use of pull-ups ("You're wearing pull-ups now...") which goes against our cotton training underwear, which is confusing to our little one, too. It's a large and sturdy book, but will be going back, as it isn't what we are looking for. :(
This book wasn’t for me. I returned it. There were too many flaps. I didn’t even let my son see it. I knew he would be too distracted with the flaps to actually read the book and learn about going potty. Plus the flaps are very flimsy. I don’t think they would have held up well. In my opinion, there are better books out there.
It's ok, I thought this was going to be more of a "how to" for kiddos going through potty training. It is actually just a story of Elmo and his cousin using the potty once throughout a story of their day. Some of the flaps having nothing to do with the story line and especially not the potty. I don't believe the title of the story really fits the book. If you are looking for an Elmo book, buy this book. If you are looking for a book to help with potty training, I would find something else.