Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Potty Training With Thomas And Friends Review & Giveaway

My toddler Sophia was two at the end of May and I had it in my mind she would be potty trained by her second birthday, just like her older sister was. She is not her sister though she is a completely different child with a different personality, so I waited until I knew that Sophia was ready. We knew that it would not be long before she was ready for potty training as she was starting to tell us if she was wet or dirty and wanted her nappy changed. We went out and brought her a potty which has been in the lounge for a few months so she got use to it and we also brought her some pull-ups and big girl knickers, which she liked to wear over her nappy and tights like superman. 

Two week's ago we knew the time was right to just go for it and give potty training a go. We had two accidents straight away and then she would start to wee, stop say "oh no" and run and sit on her potty and have a wee. This went on for a day or two and then she just started toddling off and using her potty herself whenever she needs a wee. 


Everything seemed so easy and straightforward and we thought we had cracked the whole potty training thing straight away. Wrong ! When she is at home with no pants on she is great at going on the potty but as soon as we put pants or clothing on her she must think she has a nappy on and wets herself. She has not quiet mastered taking pants up and down yet. 

But help is on hand as we were recently sent a Thomas and friends 'My Thomas potty training book' and a Thomas and Friends 'Well done Thomas activity book'. These books are perfect for Sophia as she is Thomas mad at the moment, as she is a bit obsessed with trains lately and is constantly saying choo choo. Her little face lit up as soon as she seen these books and they are strictly hers and her little brother is not aloud to touch them. 

My potty training book is a hardback book with card pages, which is perfect for toddlers to look at and enjoy themselves without fear of them destroying it. The book is all about potty training and is great for you to either read with your child or to let them look at on there own with pictures of everything associated with potty training on every page. It explains it is time to say goodbye to nappies and hello to potty and it is time to wear big pants which I am hoping will help Sophia realise they are not like a nappy. 


The book also encourages little ones to wash their hands after using the potty and that sometimes they might have accidents but it is OK as potty training is not always easy and you just need to try your best. The end of the book has a little envelope which is filled with reward stickers to help celebrate your little one using the potty. 

We were also sent the 'Well done Thomas activity book' which is a great book to complement the 'My Thomas potty book'. The activity book is full of stickers, certificates and reward charts and is a great way to reward your little one for using the potty. This book has lots of activities and colouring for little ones to enjoy as well as 10 reward charts and 8 certificates and two sheets of stickers. 

We are going to start using the reward chart and stickers for whenever Sophia manages to take her pants off and go on the potty, as like most toddlers she loves stickers so this should be a good incentive for her. 


Potty training really does not have to be stressful just be patience and wait until your child is ready and be prepared with a potty and pants. If your child is a train fan like mine then I really would recommend getting these books too as they are perfect for children getting ready to or starting out on their potty training journey. Having a familiar character in a book telling them about potty training is bound to be reassuring for them too. 

You can buy your own copy of 'My Thomas Potty book' from Egmont priced at £7.99 and the
 'Well done Thomas activity book' also by Egmont is priced at £5.99 and are available on Amazon. If you like the look of these books and are about to start potty training or have just started potty training your little one then I have a copy of these two books to give away to one of my lucky readers just fill in the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Good luck. 

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33 comments:

  1. don't panic if it takes longer than you anticipate, it will all fall into place..................eventually!

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  2. Wait until they are ready, they will be less pressured and you will thank yourself for it... no one wants to pick there child from nursery to be presented with 11 pairs of wet pants and trousers (story of a nursery nurse)

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  3. read books when there sitting on the potty x

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  4. Don't stress and it will all click into place when they are ready. Some kids take longer than others

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  5. Don't rush them patience is key x

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  6. Lots of patience and be prepared for accidents.

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  7. Read books about using the toilet to get them used to the idea.

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  8. don't tell them of for having an accident support them through this process x

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  9. Lots of Praise & Encouragement!

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  10. watch for the signs they are ready

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  11. What works for one child might not for another, try different tactics and see what works!

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  12. Don't rush it, all children achieve it at different times.

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  13. Once you start, you have to persevere

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  14. Keep calm and have loads of patience!

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  15. Don't rush it, wait until they are ready

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  16. don't rush them, I am in the process of trying to potty train twins, one is doing really well and the other is not quite ready yet. They all do it in their own time

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  17. Relax and be laid back and they will too. No point stressing :)

    Clare Munden

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  18. Pam Francis Gregory3 October 2015 at 21:14

    Be Patient

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  19. i have none! my three year old wont entertain the idea at all :(

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  20. wait until they are really ready before trying

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  21. Don't let it be an issue -make it fun!

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  22. I have none... I'm failing at potty training completely so I need all the help I can get

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  23. Start when your child is ready it's so much easier

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