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You may have seen that a little while ago we started potty training with Erin. Well, we started and finished within the space of a week and it wasn’t with a positive outcome. Even after Erin showing 5 out of the 6 main signs of being ready, it was the last one that was stopping us from getting anywhere. Without Erin being able to tell us when she needed a wee or a poo it seemed pointless to keep trying. In need of a bit of extra help, we turned to Penwizard who have a great range of potty training books and bundles!
The potty training books can be purchased on their own for £14.99 or you can upgrade to a bundle for £18.99, which includes the book, reward chart and stickers.
The book we chose is the princess version and has been personalised with Erin’s name and a character who looks as close to her as possible. There are also pirate and prince options if the princess version isn’t suitable.
Explaining potty training to a toddler is pretty tricky and Erin really didn’t get it the first time. The Penwizard potty training book explains all kinds of things that toddlers might get anxious about such as wearing big girl pants, picking out their potty and how to use it.
The illustrations are really bright and I actually think the character I chose to look like Erin suits her really well. We have read the book with Erin quite a few times now and she remembers different parts each time. She has her own big girl pants already so when we get to this page, she understands what these are and why she wears them.
I think the reward chart and stickers are a really great addition to the book. Although I’m not sure whether Erin really gets this part or not yet I do think she’ll love getting to stick the stickers onto a chart no matter what. While the book is aimed at children 18 months and up I think the reward chart part is maybe better suited to slightly older children who will understand the concept.
As we are going away on holiday in 2 weeks we have decided not to try again until we come back home so that we don’t have to worry about accidents and not being able to wash clothes. After that though, I think Erin is a bit more prepared now and she’s looking forward to being able to use the stickers!
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