Fine examples of how mothers of the time were training themselves to put the child on Little Toidey, as soon as they could sit, far to young children for children to understand the concept.United States: Little Toidey, 1924-1955. A grouping of seven (7) booklets advertising toilet training products, Little Toidey by Juvenile Wood Products, Inc., published between 1924 and 1955, marketed towards wives and mothers. It was designed to sit atop of an adult toilet. Exemplifies the evolution of the product over 30 years. The booklets include:
"Secrets". Fort Wayne: Juvenile Wood Products, Inc., 1924. Illustrated story about a family, advertising a toilet training product called "Little Toidey". 12mo (6" by 3.25"), pp. 14, stapled in original illustrated wrappers.
"Make Baby Regular". Fort Wayne: Juvenile Wood Products, Inc., 1925. Illustrated guide to using "Little Toidey" to toilet train babies. 12mo (6.25" by 3.5"), pp. 14, stapled in original illustrated wrappers. Early pen inscription of sales agent to lower wrapper recto ("Mrs. H.M. Burke, Agt").
"Gladsome Gifts for Babe and Toddler". Fort Wayne: Juvenile Wood Products, Inc., 1939. Illustrated catalog of toilet training gifts and other baby products. 12mo (4.75" by 3"), pp. 12 (incl. wrps), with in-text illustrations, stapled in original illustrated wrappers.
Four editions of "Training the Baby". Fort Wayne: Juvenile Wood Products, Inc., 1929, 1939, 1947, and 1955. Four editions of a booklet on toilet training, advertising products sold by Juvenile Wood Products, Inc. Each measures approx. 4.75" by 3", and is stapled in the original illustrated wrappers. The 1939 edition has an agents ink stamp to its upper cover.