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GIVEAWAY! Get your Potty Training started with Huggies Pull Up Pants!!!! E: 13.01.16

Mummy Matters readers will know that for the past year, Jelly Bean and I have been proud to be Huggies Pull Up Pants Ambassadors. We were hoping that during this time we might be able to nail potty training a little earlier than we had with Little Bean and Beanie Boy BUT Jelly Bean had different ideas with his bowel issues. That’s not to say that we haven’t had some successes, we are most definitely heading in the right direction and that is largely due to the helpful tips, advice and support from Huggies.

Let’s have a little Potty Training recap shall we:

  • Acquaint yourself with the 8 Signs of Readiness

Potty Training

  • Start talking about Potty Training to your little one

You can’t just make the decision one day to Potty Train your child and expect them to follow your instruction. You need to prepare them for what’s going to happen over the following weeks/months. Prepare your child for the journey ahead, talk about them becoming a ‘big boy’ or ‘big girl’ and wearing ‘big boy pants’ or ‘big girl pants’. Talk to them about how they will be doing their wees and poos on the potty soon. The more you talk about it, the less frightening it will be for them. There are also some great story books out there which you could use to start a dialogue with your child.

Potty Training

  • Have a potty in the bathroom

Before you begin Potty Training make a special trip out with your little one to choose a new potty together so they really feel like they are part of the decision making process. A really good potty is the My Carry Potty because you will be able to take that with you wherever you go so that Potty Training is easy on-the-go too. At home, leave the Potty in the bathroom, before bathtime each night strip them down and have them sit on it whilst they are waiting for the bath water to be ready and whilst they are waiting, why not read a special Potty Training story book to reinforce the idea. It doesn’t matter if they don’t do anything on the potty, it will come in time but if they do give them heaps of praise!

My Carry Potty

  • Use Huggies Pull Up Pants

Nope, I’m not just saying that because we are Ambassadors. We used Huggies Pull Up Pants with Curly, Little Bean and Beanie Boy throughout potty training. Being able to pull their pants up and down by themselves will give them a boost of confidence and increase their independence. Huggies Pull Up Pants feature a special Learning Liner which gives little ones the briefest sensation of wetness before drawing moisture away. Without doubt this has been the one noticeable improvement with Jelly Bean as he now tells me when he is doing a wee in his pants. Also, the Huggies Pull Up Pants feature Disney Characters; Cars for the boys and Cinderella and Minnie Mouse for the girls. This is a big hit for Jelly Bean since he is a big Cars fan.

  • Praise, Praise, Praise!!!

When they get it right, sing, dance, jump about, give them a sticker on a chart (or be naughty like me and give them a chocolate button!) you get the message, just heap on the praise so that they get the message they are doing it right and they will want to do it again.

  • Expect accidents

Accidents will happen but the trick is to stay calm, clean up any mess and carry on with the day. Don’t make a big deal about them, don’t make your little one feel bad for it. Just move on. They will soon be a thing of the past.

Huggies Potty Training

Now it’s your turn, I’m offering the chance for one lucky reader to win a Potty Training Survival Kit including: 2 Style on the Go Wipes, 3 packs of Pure and 2 packs of Pull-Ups day and night.

WIN Huggies Potty Training Survival Kit E: 13.12.15

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  1. December 15, 2015 / 4:51 am

    Best to start during the Summer if you can so you can let your little one roam free with just a vest and training pants (easier than pulling down tights/trousers etc when in a hurry to go!)

  2. December 15, 2015 / 7:34 am

    Wait until they are showing signs they are ready, dont get stressed and expect lots of accidents. Reward them with stickers

  3. Becca Staples
    December 15, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Be patient and explain what happens, my son struggled, then i explained step by step about the toilet and he was potty trained instantly, i couldn ‘t believe it x

  4. Lindsey Stuart
    December 15, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Patience is the key, I found giving different rewards after my little girl used the potty really helped ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Isabel O
    December 15, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Let them get there in their own time. Don’t push it just because their friends are already potty trained. You don’t want to make it a scary experience.

  6. iain maciver
    December 15, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    patience is the key

  7. Martina Pichova
    December 15, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    What works for your first child, may not work for your second. Be prepared to change your approach as every child is different.

  8. Paula Readings
    December 15, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Lots & lots of praise.

  9. Sally Collingwood
    December 15, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Persevere and be very patient

  10. December 15, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    Use a sticker wall chart loads of praise rewards and hugs and kisses ignore and comfort them if any accidents never get frustrated with your babies as lots of accidents will happen it’s not their fault. Xxx

  11. Tracy Hanley
    December 15, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    You have to be very patient , stay calm when there accidents

  12. Louise_tweets_
    December 16, 2015 / 5:51 am

    Wait until their ready. Just because you are, doesn’t mean they are.

  13. isis1981uk
    December 16, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Time it to start on a Monday so that their nursery gets the worst of the accidents!

  14. December 16, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    We are just about to start potty training and the best advice I’ve been given is to wait until they are ready and don’t push them!

  15. Laura Nice
    December 16, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Be Patience !!

  16. Natalie Crossan
    December 16, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    Be patient x

  17. claire griffiths
    December 17, 2015 / 2:21 am

    be patient and only start when your child is ready do not let any one rush you or your child

  18. mummyfever
    December 18, 2015 / 1:22 am

    Don’t rush – it draws it out

  19. Hannah Cummings
    December 18, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Be patient!

  20. natasha lamoreux
    December 19, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Have patience and it will not happen over night so stick to it.

  21. December 21, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    wait until the warmer weather so they can run about trousers off for the first few days

  22. Clare Hubbard
    December 21, 2015 / 2:48 pm


  23. Tracy Newton
    December 21, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    I let mine do it at their own pace. My little one is taking longer

  24. Jennifer Potter
    December 22, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Be patient and use rewards like a sticker chart

  25. Lisa Mauchline
    December 25, 2015 / 12:24 am

    We haven’t started potty training as yet but I’m enjoying reading everyone’s tips

  26. Kim Styles
    December 26, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    let it happen when it happens- dont make it an issue

  27. John Frost
    December 27, 2015 / 6:11 am

    be patient

  28. kay lou smith
    December 28, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Wait until the child is completely ready. It then should happen really quickly!

  29. December 29, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    just to make sure they are ready and dont put too much pressure on

  30. claire woods
    December 30, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    lots of praise when they do good.

  31. Allyson F.
    December 30, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Stay calm and just direct them to the potty when they have an accident

  32. Jess lambert
    January 1, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    There will always be accidents be prepared!

  33. nicola james
    January 1, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    let them do it in their own time and just relax

  34. Kerry W
    January 2, 2016 / 2:31 am

    It takes time, so don’t rush it. Every child is different, so just go with what works for them.

  35. Kate Eccles
    January 2, 2016 / 4:33 am

    Be prepared for accidents!

  36. Jane Shaw
    January 2, 2016 / 10:45 am

    My advice is not to rush it, let your child get on with it and give lots of encouragement

  37. Sophie Lester
    January 2, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Make sure you praise them well they do well and give encouragement.

  38. Sam Goodwin
    January 2, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    A sticker on the potty every time they do a wee or poop, and rewards for every 10 stickers, and a BIG reward for the first 50 or 100 stickers!! Encouragement to KEEP GOING.

  39. January 2, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    About to embark on training with sebby – he is adamant he won’t sit on a potty though

    • January 2, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Same with JB Kara, he just doesn’t want to entertain the idea ๐Ÿ™ Good Luck!

  40. Tracy Gladman
    January 2, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I would recommend potty training in the summer if possible. That way they can run around semi naked and it won’t matter if there are a few accidents.

  41. Cassandra Mayers
    January 2, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Make it Fun and Not Scary, Let them do it when they are ready ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. January 2, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    be patient, it may take longer than you anticipate, but it will all fall into place ……………eventually!

  43. Kay Panayi
    January 2, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Take things slowly

  44. Karen Hughes
    January 2, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Be patient and be prepared for accidents cause it takes a while and accidents happen at the worst of times! But it is so lovely seeing their proud faces when all succeeds.

  45. jen morgan
    January 2, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    just take it at your childs pace. They will be ready in their own time, don’t rush them and just keep patience.

  46. Lorraine Saeed
    January 2, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Wait til they are ready

    January 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Don’t get stressed or angry, despite the fact you may have 47 pairs of wet pants

  48. Kelly (@Jakeysmummy2006)
    January 3, 2016 / 12:11 am

    We used a sticker chart and chocolate buttons! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Jade N
    January 3, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Be patient, it will come in time! Do not make it a scary experience for them

  50. Michelle Murray
    January 3, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Have patience. Reward and praise. Remember they are only little

  51. Lisa B
    January 3, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Start in the summer months and spend a lot of time in the garden!

  52. Tracy
    January 3, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Best advice has been not to stress. It sounds simple, but hard to do sometimes. However it makes all the difference, I’m finding!

  53. Tasha
    January 4, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Reward your child

  54. aaron broad
    January 4, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Have lots of patience

  55. January 4, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    dont rush and compare your children to other children

  56. January 4, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    don’t push too hard or you end up making it the elephant in the room! easy does it x

  57. Jadene mcguinness
    January 4, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I’m just about to start potty training with my 21 month old so have no advice of my own however my nab tells me patience is key and accidents will happen but to praise my lb when he does it right!

  58. leigh boyle
    January 4, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    wait till there ready makes in so much easier x

  59. Maria Hackett
    January 4, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    when I potty trained my daughter I trained her for 1 week. we didn’t leave the house as I didn’t want to confuse her wearing nappies. week later she knew she should go to toilet often and month later she was fully trained and was completely dry!

  60. Rebecca Roberts
    January 5, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Im struggling with my miss she refuses to go on the potty or the toilet!im hopeing it passes !soon

  61. kimberley ryan
    January 6, 2016 / 10:47 am

    don’t stress, they all do it when they are ready to. I have twin boys, one is using the toilet, the other still wont even attempt it, he just isn’t ready

  62. Vickie Jackson
    January 6, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Patience and don’t stress!
    And don’t listen to anyone who compares their child to yours, every child is different.

  63. cheryl kean
    January 7, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    i always say just make it fun, dont pressure the child into making a wee. and when they do lots of praise x

  64. Liam Bishop
    January 7, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Just wait. Wait until they are ready, it’ll come!

  65. Leanne Perrett
    January 7, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    lots of praise no preassure and wait till they are ready dont rush them they wil start when they want to ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Susan B
    January 10, 2016 / 1:33 am

    Go shopping with your little one and let them choose a ‘grown up’ outfit to wear when they no longer need nappies. Hang it up in sight and remind them it’s there whenever they feel ready.

  67. David Crabb
    January 10, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Be patient and give them time so their confidence can grow. Have empathy.

  68. Layla Thomas
    January 10, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    With my eldest I used a special book for the potty that he could only have when he was on it and lots of stickers on his shirt to show Daddy every night when he got home.

  69. January 10, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Don’t rush it, they will get it in their own time and each child is different.

  70. Maria P
    January 10, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    try to create a routine and picture books always help as my daughter loved them on the potty ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. emma kinsey
    January 12, 2016 / 9:40 am

    wait till their ready i let my daughter say bye to the nappies and put them in bin and showed her her big girl underwear she was made up

  72. Hayley Todd
    January 12, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Don’t try and rush potty training, every single child is different and will be ready in their own time.

  73. diane allen
    January 12, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    patience – they all do it at there own speed

  74. samantha mason
    January 12, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I’m just about to start potty training I was told to wait until they are ready

  75. January 12, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    Take their nappy off and let them run free, if they have an accident show the toilet but don’t chastise them for it

  76. Samantha walker
    January 12, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I used a sticker reward chart with my oldest 2 children and worked great for us

  77. Damian Thomas
    January 12, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Patience and rewards ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Jo McPherson
    January 12, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Be patient, they will do it when they are ready

  79. Michelle Hughes (@shell_shoez27)
    January 12, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Make it fun, plenty of praise and don’t make a big deal if they have an accident.

  80. jemma dwyer
    January 12, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    be patient take each day as it comes

  81. Fiona R
    January 12, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    We haven’t quite started the potty training just yet, but I have been told that patience is key

  82. Helen Hames
    January 12, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    My little man Archie was 2 in August and I’m really struggling to potty train him he just wees anywhere and everywhere! So this would be an amazing prize to help us fingers crossed xxx

  83. Margery L
    January 12, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Patience and try not to do it in winter, as less clothing to remove in summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Leanne Bell
    January 12, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Don’t rush your little one – they will do it when they are good and ready.

  85. Alicia
    January 13, 2016 / 12:15 am

    To make a be deal and reward them when they do it. :). Not pressuring

  86. Debi Gillard
    January 13, 2016 / 6:59 am

    All of the above! Summer is a good time to start and never force hem or make them feel naughty if they get it wrong.

  87. ang pickering
    January 13, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Wait until they are about 2 years old before you start

  88. January 13, 2016 / 11:20 am

    be patient and lots of encouragment

  89. Karen Howden
    January 13, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Do the wee wee on the potty song every time it happens

  90. Sarah-Louise Thompson
    January 13, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    My tips are to do try and do it in the Summer (if possible) as its warmer and a lot easier for them to walk around with hardly any clothes on (Unless you are my daughter and constantly have none on whatever the weather!) and to let them do it in their own time. If they dont seem ready leave it for a month and try again ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. linda curtis
    January 13, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    do not stress , and expect accidents when they happen do not make a big thing out of it ,it makes the child anxious and puts them back , when the times right it will just all fall into place

  92. January 13, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I found that it was easier to wait until they can understand you and talk back a little. With my first son i felt pressurised to keep up with everyone else his age but this time i will be waiting until little one is ready

  93. jackie beckett
    January 13, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    each child is different and will do it in their own time

  94. January 13, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I haven’t got anything new that’s not already been sasid but I’ve enjoyed reading them all as I will be potty training in a few months and seems so long ago since I last did it

  95. Katie Chamberlain
    January 13, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Alot off patients and rewards

  96. Kelly
    January 13, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Really not looking forward to potty training need all the help I can get

    January 13, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Have patience & do not give up.

  98. Elzbieta Znyk
    January 13, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I don’t have any advice, it was nightmare with my older daughter, my second daughter is 1 year old and soon I need to start potty training ๐Ÿ™

  99. January 13, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    We’re 2 down one to go, both boys really got into potty training luckily when the weather was warmer so we could let them roam around the uncarpeted areas downstairs with just a t-shirt on, made it all so much easier as could implement loose bottoms as the next step x

  100. Pauline Burroughs
    January 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    The best advice is be patient. If the child isn’t ready leave it a while and then try again. All children are different and it’s not a competition to see whose child will be out of nappies first. Relax, it will happen when the child is ready xxxx

  101. Jill Fairbank
    January 13, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Once you make the change to pants stick to it

  102. samantha topping
    January 13, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    my girl told me she wanted used tolait

  103. laura meg miller
    January 13, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    kids will have a few accidents before they get the hang of it be patience i try staying in atleast 4 days a week with wee one and one day outside without pullup

  104. Gem Cook
    January 13, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Patience is a virtue. It will happen. Reward your child every time they do well. Eventually it will become second nature. With our first child it took 4 months and with my second it only took 1 month. Each child takes as long as they need.
    Don’t lose hope. It will happen.

  105. January 13, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Patience is the most important thing and it won’t happen until your little ones ready

  106. karen salisbury
    January 13, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    my niece is currantly going through this stage patience aand lots of praise and encouragement

  107. keri brooks
    January 13, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Every child gets there in there own time

  108. Monika S
    January 13, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    I don’t have any – I should already start potty training my almost 3 years old and will be reading all of the respondents

  109. Lauren Chaplin
    January 13, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    My advice would be that all children are different, so dont compare and feel like your failing if another child has succeeded quicker, second thing is Patience

  110. January 13, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Just starting our son on this journey and I can confirm. Expect mistakes. He is 28 months.

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