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Best Day to Potty Train?!

Best Day to Potty Train?!

New this year in the 2009 Farmers’ Almanac (thanks to popular demand), is a Best Day to potty train. (Did you know there was such a thing?)

While many might say the best time to potty train is when the child is ready, according to moon lore, there is a more favorable time throughout a month to start this sometimes challenging time in a toddler’s life. (For September, the best dates to potty train are September 8th through the 15th.)

Our Best Days calendar is an Almanac tradition that dates back centuries. The general belief is that you should conduct a variety of tasks when the moon is most favorable. The dates listed are based on many formulas that often take the moon’s place in the zodiac as well as the phase of the moon into consideration. The results are not guaranteed, but people who follow this moon-based list swear they get the best results.

Also new in the 2009 Farmers’ Almanac – by popular demand – are the Best Days to Kill Wild Onions and Weeds.

You can receive an entire year’s worth of Best Days in the Farmers’ Almanac, or you can view the most current 2 months of Best Days online.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.