Gentle, inclusive, and personalized support

to help your child feel CAPABLE, CONFIDENT, & UNDERSTOOD on their potty training journey!

The Gentle Potty Coaching Course

Our 100% gentle, shame-free potty training solution is connection-centered, developmentally realistic, and will help you tap into your child’s intrinsic desire to master this new skill!

This program includes:

100 minutes of easy-to-follow videos

6 months access to the course material

Instructions on creating a potty coaching plan, and...

The chance to upgrade and add a 1 to 1 personalized potty consult and access to trouble shooting tips and tricks.

Diapers aren't one-size-fits-all... and neither is potty learning?


⭐️ Maybe you've tried to potty train your child in 1 to 3 days only to find that it didn't work with your child.

⭐️ Maybe you've got a daycare deadline or family vacation, and you need your child to be out of diapers by then.

⭐️ Maybe you're feeling guilty and judged that your child is still in diapers, but you want to find a gentle, respectful, and dignified approach to help them learn this new skill.

⭐️ Maybe your child is neurodivergent, gender fluid, refuses to potty train, or has other unique qualities that make the potty training process challenging.

⭐️ Maybe you just want to avoid all the nightmare stories you've heard from other parents.

No matter where you are on this journey, you want a compassionate solution that works.

One that doesn’t involve bribing and shaming your children in an endless power struggle with months of accidents and frustration for you and your little one.


Wouldn't it be great if…

There was a 100% respectful, gentle, and proven method of how to potty train that could be easily adapted to ANY child or family situation…

A method where both you and your child felt fully supported with… 

  • A stress-free way to work with your child’s personality to build confidence as they learn this new skill 
  • Insight into child development and how it relates to your child’s experience of potty learning
  • Realistic solutions to common potty training troubles that don’t involve bribes and power struggles
  • A proven path out of the overwhelm, where no one feels like they’re “getting it all wrong” 
  • Inclusive language and strategies that are relevant for your child’s needs
  • You can also choose to have a review of your potty plan with a Gentle Potty Coach so you feel certain you're guiding your family in a way that builds everyone’s self-esteem. 

We created the Gentle Potty Coaching Course because there is so much potty training misinformation and NO gentle approach available to parents.

Parents NEED a realistic, respectful, and effective method that’s evidence-based and aligns with their positive parenting style - so we made it happen. Because the thing is...

Potty Learning is not just about the diaper.

It's about helping your child feel capable, confident, and understood as they learn and master a new life skill...

And deepen their bond and trust with you as their guide along the way.

We promise your child can learn to use the potty…

and that you are not alone or failing as a parent if they are still in diapers.


Our Gentle Potty Approach…

⭐️ Was created with your child’s emotional well-being as our top priority

⭐️ Supports healthy attachment that is essential to your child’s emotional well-being

⭐️ Offers evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate potty learning solutions

⭐️ Is inclusive and adaptable for families with unique needs and circumstances

⭐️ Takes into consideration your child’s temperament and/or sensory differences.

⭐️ Allows parents to be flexible in their potty learning approach, and do what's best for their child

⭐️ Is shame-free - you’ll never be told you're doing it wrong or asked to do something that is out of alignment with your values

⭐️ We offer you the possibility to receive 1 to 1 personalized feedback with one of our Gentle Potty Coaches.

We are the experts on potty training, but you will always be the expert on your child!

Why Gentle Potty Coaching?

By blending the best methods from each of the 3 potty philosophies (authoritarian, gentle, and elimination communication) and in collaboration with renowned child development experts...

We created our own gentle potty coaching approach that is stress-free, non-punitive, shame-free, culturally competent, and gender-inclusive.

By centering the toilet learning process around the whole child, it removes any trace of coercion, bribery, and shame- which actually hinder development -- and builds a foundation of lasting, healthy self-esteem!

Gentle Potty Method that works with any personality

The Only Gentle Potty Method that Works WITH Any Personality…

Working with your child’s personality simplifies the potty training experience for the whole family.


Gentle Potty Learning…

Gentle potty learning brings the child’s development, personality, and individual needs and abilities to the forefront to facilitate learning this new life skill. 


The First Culturally Competent Training...

Our methods adapt to cultural considerations to serve a global parent community.

Understanding cultural potty training differences plays a pivotal role in a family’s success!

Developmentally Appropriate Methods

Developmentally Appropriate Methods…

Our researched-backed techniques sidestep common (and potentially harmful) potty training pitfalls... Like nap and night training before they are physically ready!


Inclusive Support…

We cover topics like sensory processing differences, gender inclusivity, physiological differences, and more.


Personalized 1:1 review...

The possibility of a 1 to 1 potty consultation before you get started by a Certified Gentle Potty Coach.

You can potty coach your child in as little as 3 days or up to just 2 weeks depending on their temperament, your schedule, and everyone’s level of preparation!

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"They couldn’t believe how well it went"

“We were super nervous to start potty training our very spirited little girl, but immediately with the Gentle Potty Method, we relaxed and felt like no matter what we had all the tools for success. Everything was smooth sailing and even at daycare, they couldn’t believe how well it went. Can't thank you enough!”

The Gentle Potty Coaching Course Origin Story

For over 25 years,

Kim West has been known as The Sleep Lady®, helping over 20,000 tired parents worldwide.

She created the ONLY alternative to the Cry-It-Out method -- The Sleep Lady Shuffle® -- which later sparked a groundbreaking industry. With her Gentle Sleep Coach® Certification, she has now trained thousands of coaches to help parents using her gentle method. 

Parents experienced so much success with Kim's gentle approach that she constantly fielded requests from parents wanting help with the next big milestone: Potty Training. 

But Kim always politely declined. 

Fast Forward... Kim's Gentle Sleep Coaches ALSO started getting inundated with similar requests.

These coaches asked Kim to create a gentle potty coach certification because they couldn't find a method that fit the gentle philosophy.

Hoping to find a ready-made answer for her coaches, Kim looked into what these other programs were really teaching parents. 

And she did NOT like what she found.


She discovered that the popular boot camps and books didn't factor in temperament, sensory differences, parent schedules, gender, physical challenges, or cultural diversity. Parents were even told medically inaccurate, scare-tactic information like their child's bladder muscles would atrophy if they didn't night train.

And each program took a one-size-fits-all approach. If their method didn't work for your child, you were out of luck. 

When Kim showed her pediatric doctor friends what she discovered, they were appalled by the misinformation.


She reached out to a fellow social worker and Gentle Sleep Coach and together they looked at the potty programs out there.

They both agreed that they should use their perspective education and experience to create a method that could help ANY child and parent succeed with potty training.

They rolled up their sleeves and created The Gentle Potty Coaching Intuitive Toilet Training Method! 

At first, they trained a small group of coaches, and word got around. 

Alexis Granelli -- one of Kim's Gentle Sleep Coach Certification program graduates -- begged Kim to train her. By blending the best methods from each of the 3 potty philosophies (authoritarian, gentle, and elimination communication) and in collaboration with renowned child development experts...

Alexis wanted to be a bigger part of this movement due to her own horrible experience with potting training her daughter. She tried using one of the most popular bootcamp methods that promised results in 2 days. 

It was a complete disaster. She knew there HAD to be a better way. 

Alexis added Gentle Potty Coaching to her sleep practice, and her business EXPLODED!


It became apparent MORE parents needed access to a gentle approach that WORKS. 

Kim asked Alexis to help bring this method of partners in a bigger way, and she resoundingly said YES! 

And now, Alexis will be your trusted guide throughout this course!

Our mission is to offer an alternative to the frustrating, rigid, one-size-fits-all potty training techniques that have become mainstream!

⭐️ We provide parents with a proven, scientifically-backed, gentle process that works no matter what. A process that considers a child's physical development, unique personality, sensory sensitivity, gender identity, and culture. And it can be adjusted to a parent's temperament, schedule, and experience.

⭐️ We want to empower families and kids so no one feels "behind" or like they're getting it all wrong and instead can use this milestone as a time of growth, enrichment, and celebration!


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"This method is so clear and easy to follow"

“This method is so clear and easy to follow. All the steps are laid out and you can go at your own child’s pace. This method absolutely favors that parent-child connection. I felt even closer to my daughter after doing this together.”


Here's what's included in the Gentle Potty Coaching Course:


6-month access to 100 Minutes of Easy-to-Follow Video Tutorials. We cover all of the most common concerns including child readiness, modeling, inclusivity, nighttime potty learning, navigating power struggles, and more! 

A Customizable Potty Coaching Plan. Our tutorials will walk you through an assessment to create a custom potty learning plan specifically for your child’s and family’s needs

The option of having a 1:1 Gentle Potty Coach Plan & Assessment Review. After you've watched the videos and created your potty learning plan, you can meet 1:1 with a Gentle Potty Coach (GPC) to review your plan and an assessment form. Or if you got started and are running into roadblocks,you can troubleshoot with your coach to get back on track.

During this 45 min private consultation (held via video or phone call), your GPC will ensure that you are addressing everything needed to succeed and answer all your questions.


Get Potty Peace of Mind For Only $97

... and the chance to upgrade and get a 1 to 1 potty plan review and more trouble shooting videos for $197

You could save $80 - $100 each month on diapers alone!


DIY Video Course


  • 120 minutes of easy-to-follow videos
  • 6-month access to the course material
  • Everything a parent needs to know about about a stress free potty learning from A-Z. Also covers all of the most common concerns including child readiness, modeling, inclusivity, nighttime potty learning, and more!
  • Topics that we cover in this course:
    1. The tenets of Gentle Potty Coaching compared to other methods
    2. Why is your child’s temperament so important when potty coaching
    3. Recognizing signs of constipation and dehydration- and why its so important
    4. Recognizing signs of sensory sensitivities and tips for helping while potty coaching
    5. Causes and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how it pertains to potty coaching
    6. What does readiness look like for different children & how you can tell if your child is ready
    7. Techniques and exercises to get everyone ready for potty coaching
    8. Helping your child recognize more easily the pee and poop feeling.
    9. Talking about body parts
    10. Preparing for daycare & caregivers
    11. Parent Check-in– how are YOU feeling?
    12. Naked Time and How to Handle Accidents
    13. Clothes and How to Handle Short Outings
    14. Transitioning to Underwear & Long Outings
    15. Recognizing when your child is ready to sleep without a diaper on
    16. Tools for preventing and handling power struggles while potty coaching
    17. Guidelines to help you choose the best time for your family to start potty coaching
    18. Creating Your Potty Plan and Picking a Start Date

DIY Video Course
AND Troubleshooting + 1:1 Consult
Payment Plan Available!


  • Everything included in the DIY video course
  • 120 minutes of easy-to-follow videos + Troubleshooting Videos
  • 6 months access to the potty
  • 1:1 45min consult with a potty coach
  • Dive deeper into the following topics with the following videos:
    1. Poop Problems such as holding in poop and won't poop on potty
    2. Handling Regressions
    3. When and how to take a break
  • 1:1 45 min consult with Gentle Potty Coach Plan & Assessment Review. Here you can speak with a Certified GPC about the plan and any questions you might have regarding it or how to implement it. Or any worries or concerns you might be having in your potty journey.

We are confident in our respectful, inclusive, and effective potty learning methods and we know that we can help you help your child.

Sometimes it's the smallest and most subtle things that create obstacles in potty learning success, so make sure you’ve accessed all of the resources available before you throw in the towel.

If within 5 days you’ve gone through the course and it's not what you were expecting we will send you a full refund of your purchase price. (No refund will be given AFTER a coach consultation has been scheduled even if it’s within the 5 days.)



  • Click the “I’m Ready…” button below
  • Enter your details, then check your email
  • Follow the link in your email and get immediate access to the Gentle Potty Course
  • Feel confident that you can help your child navigate learning this new life skill and milestone

Even if you’ve attempted potty training before, you can succeed with our proven, inclusive methods.

But in order to be successful in your potty learning journey, we need some things from you… 

We ask you to be patient with yourself and your child and trust the process.

Potty learning is a new skill and developmental process. It's also a time that can build your child's self-esteem and confidence in their ability to learn and have mastery over their body. That takes time


It's Never too Early or Late for Potty Learning!

⭐️ Our Gentle Potty Coaching Course is designed for children 18+ months to 4 years old, however, it's never too early (or late) to take this course, learn the signs of potty readiness, and set your child up for success.

⭐️ Our focus is on helping your child feel capable of learning to use the potty… And we know that can look very different for different children.

⭐️ Throughout this course, you will learn how to model the skills your child needs to learn to use the potty and all of the signs of readiness.

⭐️ So when your child is ready, you will be fully prepared with a solid plan in place to make potty training a breeze.

⭐️ Or if you've already begun, you'll have the guidance you need to build their confidence and trust to make their potty journey a confidence-building success.


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"I have told all of my friends about this course"

“I heard from friends the disaster stories about potty training and so I knew that my son needed a gentler approach. Plus my family has a very busy schedule and I couldn’t stay locked at home for 3 days. With Gentle Potty Training, I felt like they gave me all the tools AND the flexibility to be able to successfully potty train without. My son is now successfully potty trained AND I have told all of my friends about this course.”


Since no two children are alike, none of the other available methods for potty training work for every child. Our method is designed to work with your child's unique personality, and ability to meet them where they are at and support their style of learning this new skill. 

This course is designed for children 18 months up to 4 years old. Before that, typically children do not have the developmental skills for potty readiness, however, it's never too early to prepare!

Absolutely! If you are doing gentle potty learning at home but not at your daycare facility, this process may take a bit longer, but it is totally possible for your child

You will have access to the video modules for 6 months, which should be plenty of time to develop a comprehensive potty learning plan and implement it!

We are here to support you and your child through your potty learning journey!!!