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.
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