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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Potty Training--- Advice Required!

Peppa Potty available from Mothercare for £6.99

This isn't much of a blog post I'm afraid. In fact I'm after picking your brains. On a L O V E L Y subject. Honest!

Potty training. Anyone got any tips? Or any funny stories to share?

I know eighteen months is too young to start but I'm definitely starting to think about it.

For the last month madam has delighted in telling me everytime she's done a 'weewee' or a 'poopoo'. Little show off! She also insists on having her nappy changed straight away and if I need hurrying along she will bring me her changing mat and wipes. Subtle? I think not!

I'm thinking about buying a potty so that Daisy can get used to it. A Peppa Pig one perhaps. Something she will hopefully like and want to use once the time is right.

I'm in no rush but wondered when is the right time to start? All comments welcome x


  1. My advice is to get the potty now, let her get used to it but don't push her into using it. Then wait until she is 2 1/2 before actually potty training.

    (My other piece of advice is don't have a dog, I'd have to get to the potty before the dog did otherwise there was an MIA poo and it just wasn't good).

    Good luck! x

  2. PS there've been some poo carnivals which you might like to read




    are both brilliant.

  3. Oh god re: the dog! Ha ha! And thanks re: the links, off to read now x

  4. Totally agree with the advice from PWN, don't push it until you feel she's ready. Best bit of advice I was given is once you switch her into pants, don't go back. Just carry a lot of spare pairs with you. Switching back and forth into nappies is confusing for them. Buy a piddle pad (or maybe 3 or 4) for pushchairs and carseats, and a pottete for when you are out and about! Good luck! Emma :)

  5. Hello from ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)!

    We have lots of potty training info on our shiny new website -


    including a leaflet about potty training, an A-Z of top tips and a diary of a mum's potty training experiences. If you'd like any further info or support, or just someone to chat to about when the time's right, give us a call on 0845 370 8008. We're open 10-4 Monday to Friday, or you can email info@eric.org.uk.

    Good luck!

    Jules @ ERIC

  6. it really depends on each individual childs needs and developmental stages
    eric are good, the brollysheets uk refer to them on their site, which sells various potty training products and has some useful articles and advice
    i used both as reference for training my little one, they were a godsend!


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