If you are a regular reader to Love From Mummy, you will know that we are thrilled to be working with Huggies this year as one of their Huggies Pull Ups Ambassadors. We will be following their 6 Steps To Potty Success guide and have them on hand for support throughout Harry’s potty training journey.
Potty training is much more than saying goodbye to nappies. It’s integral in shaping your child’s feelings of self-assurance and independence, making it one of the most important developmental milestones of this age. To support parents and their children through potty training, Huggies have worked with renowned child psychologist, Dr Heather Wittenberg, to develop the Huggies Pull-Ups 6 Steps To Potty Success.
The guide has been designed to make this stage as exciting and fun as it should be. It includes all the support, help and tools parents will need to feel positive and confident as they start the potty training journey with their little one.
STEP 1 – Check you’re both ready.
STEP 2 – Say goodbye to nappies.
STEP 3 – Start practising.
STEP 4 – Learning wet from dry.
STEP 5 – Be consistent day and night.
STEP 6 – Keep up the great work.
To set us up for a fun and successful potty training journey, Huggies Pull-Ups very kindly sent Harry a fabulous box of goodies.
We were absolutely blown away by the contents of the box, not just by how much stuff was in there, but also by the fact the lovely PR team had obviously taken the time to go and buy little bits and pieces that would be suitable for Harry.
We were sent a pack of Huggies Pull-Ups Learning Pants as well as a pack of Huggies Pull-Ups Night-Time Learning Pants and both products are packed full of features including super stretchy sides, resealable sides, wetness indicators and Disney graphics. The only difference between the two is that the daytime pants have a learning liner to help children recognise little accidents, whereas the night-time pants have extra absorbency for a great night’s sleep instead. Harry also received some big boy pants with a cute Lightning McQueen design on, ideal as he is obsessed with the Disney Cars film and they coincide nicely with the design of the Huggies Pull-Ups pants as well. All 3 of these items are perfect for use during step 2 of the 6 Steps To Potty Success – Saying Goodbye To Nappies.
Potty training is not something that happens overnight and as they always say, practice makes perfect so there are lots of items you can use to help them learn one skill at a time. We received a great selection of products to incorporate into step 3 of the 6 Steps To Potty Success – Start Practising including a musical potty to make going to the toilet that little bit more fun, a step stool and soap to encourage good hygiene in the bathroom, Huggies wipes for any messy moments and a timer to remind Harry to visit the potty or toilet on a regular basis.
One of the products i’m most looking forward to trying out is the play tray which we will be using at playtime to help Harry learn the difference between wet and dry. He learns best through play, like most children his age, so this is a fun and enjoyable activity which ties in nicely with step 4 of the 6 Steps To Potty Success – Learning Wet From Dry.
Night-time dryness is the only aspect of potty training that i think is going to be harder for us to conquer as Harry still tends to drink before bed and during the night. However there are some really useful tips in step 5 of the 6 Steps To Potty Success – Be Consistent Day And Night and Huggies included some really useful products in our box to help make this stage as stress-free and successful as possible; pyjamas for encouraging confidence at night-time and some glow in the dark feet to ensure Harry can find his way to the toilet at night safely. We also received a Lightning McQueen backpack which is super cute and is meant for use in the day-time to encourage him to take his Huggies Pull-Ups and Huggies wipes out with him.
Of course there’s more to potty training that teaching your little one the difference between wet and dry and Step 6 of the 6 Steps To Potty Success – Keep Up The Great Work is all about supporting, encouraging and motivating your child to continue their potty training journey. Praise and rewards are a fantastic way to do this and we received a brilliant reward chart and stickers in our box to enable us to mark and keep track of all Harry’s successes.
Amazingly, we are on step 5 already – Harry’s really taken to potty training this time around and things are clicking into place nicely. He is now dry all day and taking himself off to the toilet/potty without the need for reminders or assistance. We are however still using the night time pull-ups to wear to bed as this is something that is going to take a little while longer to master, especially as he tends to drink water throughout the night.
For more information on the 6 Steps To Potty Success Guide or to view a copy for yourself, visit www.pottytraining.co.uk
We look forward to sharing more of Harry’s potty training journey with you over the coming months!