Here's another rite-of-passage that gets almost as much comment as the great breastfeeding debate. Everyone eventually ends up cracking potty training, but it can sometimes seem like the only rule is: there are no rules. Because every child is different and there's no 'right time', our Potty Training collection is here as and when the time for ditching nappies feels right for you.
“Many parents want a cookie-cutter version of potty training. There’s no such thing. It doesn’t exist.”
It's a pretty essential part of the party, so we stock a range of potties, from the Jonathan Potty with signature Liewood ears on the backrest, plus silicone feet ensure grip and safety, to a choice of travel potties you can use at home and on the go.
A step stool
When they're still pretty pint-sized, a step stool gives a taste of independence, as they can reach the toilet without a helping hand. The lightweight design of the Bumbo Step Stool is easy for kids to move around by themselves, so they can use it at the sink and anywhere else they fancy a bit of a boost.
"It’s made a huge difference to her confidence. I’m so happy with the multi-purpose nature of the step. I really like how I don’t have to worry about it slipping either."
Hannah, Parent Tester
A wet bag
Potty training can be more than a one-week adventure and a wet bag will be your new best friend. Send it with them to nursery or preschool to prevent them coming home with plastic bags full of wet clothes. The Bambino Mio Wet Bag is small enough to pack away easily or clip onto your pram and changing bag, but it opens up roomy enough to fit lots of wet kit.
"It's so versatile I could use it for swimming too."
Bev, Parent Tester
“No one cares how old your kid was when they were toilet trained, Brenda. I’m a successful adult and no-one has ever asked me when I stopped pooping my pants.”
We only stock training pants that look cool as well as doing the trick to keep them dry. Or rather the floor dry :) The best ones allow kids to feel the wetness and learn how to manage it themselves. Oh - and they've got to be comfy. Really comfy. We love these Close Potty Training Pants because they tick all the boxes.
"They are super-soft & comfy around the waist and legs, plus the prints are fun - and we all want fun pants, right?"
This may surprise you
- The time taken to potty train is increasing. In the 1940s, the average age was 18 months. According to a 2002 study (Schum et al), on average, baby boys in the US give up nappies at 39 months and girls at 35 months.
Dive a little deeper
Make it a more rewarding experience with these personaslisable and printable potty-training reward charts.
Read more from Jamie Glowacki - ‘The Pied Piper of Poop’
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