We had a personalised potty book for Eva which I blogged about before, Potty book. This has really helped her to understand what potty training is all about and with a combination of reading that and buying some big girl knickers which she has been able to pick out herself, we think she is finally ready. She has been using the potty and toilet on and off for a couple of months now and apparently she likes to use the toilet in nursery. All the signs are there so we really need to go for it while she's showing enthusiasm.
We were asked if we wanted to try out a potty training range from Dry Like Me. I of course agreed seeing as I knew we needed to get started. The range was designed by mums which I always think is an added bonus. They have also one a lot of baby awards. We were sent a huge, generous bundle from them to see us through which included their pads from the early days, original and night time range. We were also sent lots of rewards stickers, a very helpful training book and a couple of plastic pockets to carry around the pads.
I must admit when I first saw the pads I was slightly put off as they reminded me of sanitary towels. However, this particular design is what is so special about the pads. They are designed this way to help children recognise the signs that they need to go to the toilet. When they do have accidents, they are able to learn and understand what is happening. The theory is the more they become aware the easier the transition into knickers is going to be. You can find out more about the design and how to use them here, Dry Like Me.
It also means that Eva can wear his new big girl knickers straight away as she will have the protection of the pads inside.
As our journey begins I will keep you updated on how we get on. Have you got any tips for me at all? What did you find worked best for you? Have you used the Dry Like Me range or did you use pull ups?