This week, we received eight packs of Dry Like Me potty training pads, in preparation for following the advice from Potty Training Live 2014. We received our first email the other day, after signing up for tips on how to make potty training more of a pleasure than a chore.
So far, we have gathered our Dry Like Me pads, lots of knickers, two potties (one for upstairs and one for downstairs/going out with) as well as lots of wipes. We have been changing all her nappies in the bathroom and practicing washing hands afterwards. She is doing really well so far but at times, she goes a little crazy with the soap. I’m not sure half a tub each hand wash is quite where we want to be but we’re practicing at using less!
Over the Summer is the perfect time for my daughter to start her potty training properly, as she is two and a half years old, she is able to listen to and follow instructions and is telling me when she has done a wee and a poo. She also keeps asking to use the toilet and has successfully, on occasion, done her ‘business’ there. We have given her lots of praise each time and have tried not to put any pressure on her. Being negative about it or telling her off for not doing it correctly would be counter-productive, in my opinion. Jude and Di (creators of the Dry Like Me potty training pads) have mentioned this in their first email to help us to get prepared for potty training.
You can sign up to Potty Training Live! from 14th July 2014 and they will provide you with hints and tips to help you to support your child to become nappy free, over four weeks. It may be that your child isn’t fully potty trained after the four weeks but this can be used for information and support to help you through the process.
We are really looking forward to getting started with our Dry Like Me, Early Days pads. As the pads fit into her knickers, I think that they will give my daughter that extra bit of confidence when she can’t quite make it to the potty/toilet in time. We will update you on her progress soon!
Disclosure: I was given a £15 voucher to purchase Dry Like Me pads from Amazon in return for an honest review of this product. All opinions are unbiased and my own.