Frequently asked questions

Is Potty Plan a diaper-free approach?

No, Potty Plan encourages plenty of bare-bum time but this approach uses diapers. Following this approach means you will be using about half as many (disposable) diapers by the time your baby is fully toilet independent. Using cloth is your most sustainable option. If you are looking for a diaper-free approach, following this method and elimination communication (watching closely for babies need to eliminate) is recommended.

How long does it take to learn?

You could learn Potty Plan in one day, but you would need to be consistent in your practice. If you are on a short maternity leave, it is possible for your Nanny or Care-giver to assist. Potty Plan is not extra work - it is easy to fit into your baby care routine.

I'm a busy parent - is this easy?

Parenting is a lot of work. Learning Potty Plan is easy, then it is up to you to apply the plan consistently. Changing diapers can be messy and time consuming. Cleaning a potty or flushing the toilet is the alternative. With a positive attitude you will find Potty Plan is easy.

Is this safe and healthy for my baby?

Toilet practice for babies is normal in many countries around the world. You will be following a natural elimination routine. Your baby will be less likely to experience diaper rash or urinary tract infections.

What if I need help?

If you are on Facebook, join our closed Facebook group which offers peer to peer support. Here you can share your success stories and ask questions if you are needing help.