A Smarter Way To Potty Train – Giveaway!

Rhys is a clever little nugget. I’m not just saying it because I love him but he really is quite advanced! He was walking at 9 months and even posting Groupon deals to Facebook (ok that may have been a fluke but still …).

I have no doubt that he’ll be pretty early at potty training too; of course we won’t be pushing him into it though, when he’s ready he’ll let us know, but I do make sure to vocalise when he’s done a poo, and wave my hand over my nose so that we can try and build up some kind of communication with it.

I’m keen to know what I’m doing in advance so when that time comes, me and Pete can be ready. To get ‘in the know’, I’ve teamed up with Dry Like Me’s free summer potty training programme which starts July 14th 2014!

The programme was designed by the creators of Dry Like Me pads, Di and Jude; who have a passion for guiding parents through the stress and mess of potty training.

Dry Like Me pads help your child to recognise their body’s cues for the toilet which is really important when it comes to potty training.  While they’re learning, they capture small accidents and therefore  reduce the mess and stress.

The 4 week programme is broken down into key stages and you’re pretty much hand-held throughout to make sure that any questions you have can be answered and any concerns washed away. There are tips and tricks, videos, competitions, blogs and so much more throughout.

 

Is it time to start?

Research shows that around the age of two years old is the best time to start potty training.  In fact, nappies could be ‘masking’ that your child is ready.  Look for the clues…

  • Can your child communicate with you?
  • Does he/she have good physical skills, such as being able to walk and climb stairs?
  • Can he/she take direction, like being shown how to wash hands?

If you answer yes to these and your little one is around two or more then don’t be afraid – go for it!

To celebrate the launch of this annual summer training programme, Dry Like Me and Lilypod and Sweetpea are giving away this ‘Smarter  Way To Potty Train’ starter pack.

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It includes 4 boxes of Dry Like Me pads, as well as a rewards chart and stickers!

It’s not our time just yet but I’d love to know how it goes for those of you whose bambino’s are ready! It sounds like a fab support systems for what I can only imagine to be a slightly daunting experience!
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Good luck! xx

42 Comments

  • lisa owen
    7th July 2014 at 5:14 pm Reply

    im very stressed out over potty training have done with older kids but this time I have twins and am dreading it

  • marion king
    7th July 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    within reason, do not stress your child, ive found it easier if you make it fun too

  • Leanne Lunn
    13th July 2014 at 7:57 am Reply

    Looking forward to it, maybe not so much the mess, but it will be a fantastic experience.

  • Paula Readings
    22nd July 2014 at 11:35 am Reply

    Lots of praise & telling daddy how clever she was. keep asking if she needs to go. I was lucky enough not to have wet knickers, boys next!

  • karen cowley
    22nd July 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Nervous but excited x

  • Lynn Heath
    22nd July 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    It’s 3rd time round for us so not worried at all! My youngest is 16 months so not quite ready yet, but this would be so handy to have for a few months time!

  • becca staples
    22nd July 2014 at 1:24 pm Reply

    I have twin boys over two, we are on our holidays next week but after that we are going to start preparing x

  • Rachel Craig
    22nd July 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    I feel it should just be a natural, normal progression. Which I hope it to be for the little one. Given busy lifestyle, and going out and about etc :- I think these may be the most challenging for us. As many public toilets etc seem to vary in amenities, styles (water taps etc, when it comes to hand hygiene etc).

  • donna large
    22nd July 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    stressed

  • Kevin Honey
    22nd July 2014 at 4:15 pm Reply

    They’re only four months old, so I’m trying not to think about it…

  • Sandra Lane
    22nd July 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

    My 2 year old screams the place down when I try to put her on the potty so I’m trying to reward her (in other words bribe her) for using it.

  • Louise (perry) fairweather
    22nd July 2014 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Dreading it. Hoping it will be third time lucky!

  • Jennifer Jack
    22nd July 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply

    something you always dread but we all go threw it

  • Chris Burrell
    22nd July 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Excited that she’s growing up but a little sad too!

  • Viv C
    23rd July 2014 at 7:08 am Reply

    bit nervous – but as with everything we’ve faced so far in this parenting process – it’s got to be done 🙂

  • Ben Thompson
    23rd July 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

    Apprehensive, but we’ll get there!

  • Katharine Bourne-Francis
    23rd July 2014 at 4:05 pm Reply

    like i will need ALOT of patience lol

  • laura stewart
    23rd July 2014 at 5:52 pm Reply

    we have just started

  • Rebecca Nisbet
    25th July 2014 at 10:57 am Reply

    summoning all my patience lol

  • Jodie Burnett
    25th July 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Nervous

  • Stephen Woods
    25th July 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    My wee boy is 2 in a few weeks so we’ll be trying him up pretty soon

  • Julie Ward
    25th July 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Been there done it, this is for my grandson mum

  • claire little
    25th July 2014 at 11:03 pm Reply

    confident

  • sarah stevens
    26th July 2014 at 5:37 am Reply

    stay calm n give lottsa praise 🙂

  • Janet Thornton
    26th July 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

    I’ve potty trained 4 children so I’m a dab hand at it now.I’m now helping my daughter potty train my grandaughter.I wish someone would have helped me with my first child.

  • Kerry Lethbridge
    26th July 2014 at 4:48 pm Reply

    Nervous now that my twins are 19 months old…. I think she’ll be ready before him though

  • sara owen
    26th July 2014 at 7:44 pm Reply

    hoping it will be pretty smoothly running

  • Jackie Chapman
    26th July 2014 at 9:31 pm Reply

    I feel relaxed about potty training. I’m sure it will be fine.

  • Monika S
    26th July 2014 at 11:05 pm Reply

    done it once 9 years ago and now I have 17 months old daughter so i start gearing up for this, not my favourite part of parenting I must admit

  • Sue McCarthy
    27th July 2014 at 7:49 am Reply

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  • Hayley Todd
    27th July 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I am looking forward to it with some trepidation!

  • Allan Fullarton
    27th July 2014 at 9:40 am Reply

    Really looking forward to it.

  • Lou M
    27th July 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    just about to start – very nervous!

  • Kay panayi
    27th July 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    I’m a little bit nervous

  • Susan Hill
    27th July 2014 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Helping to potty train my granddaughter, it’s been a long time, but hoping it will go ok.

  • andrea lloyd
    27th July 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply

    just take it as it comes,patience and keep trying

  • Joanne Higgins
    27th July 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    I’m dreading it if im honest, my eldest is 2 years 8 months and has learning difficulties (no-one give advice for this) and my 1 year 4 month old is now on the move (will soon be time for him though) xx

  • Caroline Anne Bellamy
    27th July 2014 at 4:21 pm Reply

    daunted but will be worth the effort in the end, for all of us

  • Pauline Burroughs
    27th July 2014 at 6:28 pm Reply

    Dreading it, needing a lot of patience x

  • tiffany wills
    27th July 2014 at 9:49 pm Reply

    feeling positive! hoping it all goes well!:D

  • Natalie Crossan
    28th July 2014 at 12:31 am Reply

    I’ve just started with my daughter and so far, i’m feeling confident 🙂

  • kim neville (@kimneville2)
    28th July 2014 at 7:52 am Reply

    feeling relaxed about it at mo – children are all different and expecting lots of accidents

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