Potty Training Essentials (That Worked For Us)

I see a lot of posts claiming that certain products are ‘essentials’ for something or another whether it be newborn babies, parents to be or maybe fussy eaters. The thing is, everyone is different with completely different experiences. So, with that in mind, I wanted to write a potty training essentials post but everything you’ll find in this post is something we have used ourselves. Potty training books One of the biggest things about potty training is preparation. Going from nappies and peeing where ever you like is such a big change and if your child is as young as

Potty Training Essentials From BabyBjörn

After we tried potty training with Erin for the first time back in March I soon realised that we were not really prepared enough at all. Even though we didn’t carry on with potty training at that time, we did learn a few things. We had one potty ready for Erin but we didn’t think about the practicalities. Erin’s bedroom is upstairs, we have a downstairs toilet and no toilet in our downstairs bathroom. We certainly didn’t anticipate when we would be trying again and how well Erin would take to it the second time around. Luckily, BabyBjörn kitted us out with

Why You Shouldn’t Stress About Potty Training

Back in March we had our first attempt at potty training. We got all kitted out with the Summer Infant My Size Potty and Erin loved it. We gave Erin time to get used to the new potty and a few weeks after it was delivered we got Erin some knickers and gave it a go. It didn’t turn out too well though and Erin just wasn’t ready at a place where she was ready for potty training. We gave up after a couple of days and decided to wait until the weather was nicer and Erin was slightly older

Potty Training With Penwizard

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

Preparing For Toilet Training

For a while now I have been debating whether or not to start toilet training with Erin. I had noticed her showing certain signs before Christmas so it’s been in the back of my mind since then really. Apparently, there are 6 signs to look out for if children are ready to toilet train and these are: Going to hide when doing a wee or poo Pulling at a wet nappy in discomfort Having dry nappies for a longer period of time Being interested in other people using the toilet Waking up from a nap with a dry nappy Letting