Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Starting potty training with Dry Like Me

For some reason we seem to have taken a very relaxed approach to starting Eva on potty training. We talk about it on a weekly basis and we have honestly been planning to start it since she turned 2 last January. We did attempt to give it a go back then but she clearly wasn't ready. I think the real problem has been that neither of us have had any time off work where we can have a good few days to really train her properly.  With another baby due in 10 weeks time we really need to get a move on.

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 daysoriginal 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? 


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9 comments:

  1. Good luck! This pack sounds like it'll help you out :)

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  2. We did try these but weren't convinced. The kids couldn't get used to the feel of them. It was Pampers Pull-Ups and then a lot of crossed fingers!

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  3. I'm putting off potty training Ayden too. He was two in April and I'm just not convinced he's ready yet. But my husband thinks otherwise! Good luck with it :)

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  4. I'd never seen these before. Hope they help. I know everyone says not to do it when you have a new baby, but my middle child decided on the day his baby brother was born, he no longer wanted to wear nappies, and literally trained himself that day! It actually worked out great timing because my husband was off work for a week and could help. Good luck! x

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  5. I've not seen these before either! They do look weird but I'm of the opinion that anything is worth a go when potty training!

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  6. I've never seen these before. I definitely agree to wait until they are ready and also when you have time. I tried too soon with my eldest and it was difficult. My middle too were very quick as I started later and the youngest just stopped wearing nappies one day! She is dry now but found a long bus journey difficult recently with no toilet stops so these would have been handy! x

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  7. My daughter was keen to get on the potty and a musical one helped with the whole process! When it come to night time (a bit later on) if it seems like night time dryness is taking its time it could be laziness. I took the pull ups away and hey presto she was dry at night. Just using them because it was easier I think! Good luck! Don't forget they all do things in their own time :)

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  8. Excuse the grammar and spelling there! Haha!

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  9. Oh Good Luck! I have put Pickles potty training in hold for the moment after a very stressful summer trying! Kaz x

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