IT’S POTTY TRAINING TIME!
I knew it was time to start introducing Brooke to the potty not long after she started walking; she would follow us into the bathroom every time we went. She than started understanding what “wee” and “poo” was. Whenever she would do a poo she would lift up her shirt to tell us what she had done, and if she did a wee she would grab her nappy and pull it. For me that was well and truly enough for me to get her a potty to put in the bathroom.
I was very lucky to be sent out a BABYBJORN Potty Chair to review which I was so excited to open it up when it arrived. I got a big surprise when the lovely people at BABYBJORN also sent a step stool with it! As I took all the plastic wrapping off it, Brooke was already discovering it and sat on the potty straight away (with her pants still on haha). Even though Brooke is only 15 months old which is very young to be starting but I think it’s still a great idea to prepare both yourself and your toddler for potty training. Here are some Essentials of Potty Training:
Snazzipants Training Pants
I found a company called Brolly Sheets who make daytime potty training pants, I kindly received a couple of Snazzipants Training Pants to review. They are honestly amazing, I think it is the best piece of clothing I have put on my daughter. The purpose of these training pants are not to keep your child completely dry, instead they give you enough time to get to the bathroom when accidents do happen. When your child feels the dampness in his/her nappy it’s teaching them that they are wet and they need to go to the potty. Brooke hasn’t properly used these as she doesn’t really understand the purpose, although I do put her in it once a day until she does a ‘wee’ or ‘poo’. They are Made from cotton with a soft waterproof panel, they look and feel like undies, while minimising the need for clothing changes and protects your floors and furniture from messy clean ups.
BabyBjorn Potty Chair
The design itself is very sturdy and comfortable with a backrest as well as an armrest. The range of colours include Blue, White, Pink and Grey. There is a non-slip rubber edging around the bottom which stops the potty from moving especially on slippery surfaces. There is lots of room in the potty for Brooke to grow and makes it easy to get in and out of. The whole potty is made out of BPA Plastic which makes it very easy to clean. There is a removable insert which you can take straight out, pour it down the toilet, give it a wipe or clean it, than put it straight back in.
Huggies Ultimate Nappy-Pants
Huggies Nappy Pants are designed for active babies. I found these nappies at my local supermarket and I thought because I’ll be potty training Brooke soon, these would be great for quick changes and slide on like undies. To take off all I have to do is rip off the tabs at the side and the tabs are reusable! The new dry touch layer instantly absorbs the wetness and is instantly dry. I’m so happy with these nappies. This is what we will be sticking with until she’s in undies.
Our Potty Training Update
MONTH ONE: As Brooke is still very young she is still discovering the potty and how it works. We put her on it several times a day and sometimes she will go over to it herself and ask for her pants to be pulled down. She has done a few wee’s in it although a lot of times she has told us she’s doing poo by lifting her shirt up but by the time she sits down she has already done it in her nappy. I’m happy with her progress so far.