Wednesday 6 December 2017

Potty Training with Huggies Pull-Ups

I have potty trained two children before, but the thought of starting with Finn still makes me nervous. According to Huggies 8 Signs of Readiness, he is showing signs that he is ready to start. He tells us when he has a dirty nappy, asks for a change and seems to be holding his wees. He is also interested in the potty - he watches his brothers using the toilet and wants to copy them.

In all honesty, I think the biggest thing holding us back at the moment is me. Our days seem busy, our schedule is full and unlike when the older two were in this phase, we now have school runs and clubs and things that we have to be on time for. We are working with HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® this time though and they have sent me everything I need to get started.

Finn is now wearing HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® instead of nappies and he is much happier with the independence. Thanks to the ‘I do’ feature, the super stretchy sides means he can pull his pants up and down himself.

To help get Finn ready for this new stage, we have been learning about wet and dry - this has probably been his favourite part of it all as he loves water play! Using sand, water and his little figures, I have been talking with him about the differences between the two sensations to help him understand wet from dry. HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® also feature a wetness indicator. When the Pull-Up is wet, the steering wheel image fades, visually signalling when your LO has had an accident. This forms part of the ‘I see’ feature which further stimulates a feeling of independence. The learning layer briefly mimics the feeling of wetness and enables Finn to ‘I feel’ when he’s had an accident.

I think being consistent day and night might take a little longer. Whilst Archie was dry day and night, there was nearly 2 years for Dylan to master all times of the day. As HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® child psychologist, Dr Heather Wittenberg explains, the nerve pathways between the bladder and the brain must be strong enough to wake your LO from a deep sleep. Therefore, we’ll be taking a more relaxed approach with Finn as accidents during the night are completely normal. HUGGIES® has specifically designed night time Pull-Ups with extra absorbency for overnight protection whilst still maintaining consistency.

So what are the Huggies 6 steps?

1) Check you are both ready by taking a look at the 8 Signs of Potty Training Readiness
2) Say goodbye to nappies and hello to HUGGIES® Pull-Ups®
3) Start practicing and building a routine
4) Learn wet from dry.
5) Be consistent day and night.
6) Keep up the good work!

Do you have any tips to help us on our potty training journey?

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This post is in collaboration with Huggies Pull-ups


  1. Great tips. I think consistency is definitely key once they are ready!

  2. Great post and fab video :) We're nowhere near ready with H yet, but then B didn't potty train until 3 and she did it herself in 3 days xxx

  3. Some great tips here! Teen son and Harry were late to potty train so I think jack will be too x

  4. My little lady was stubborn and we had to push her a little in the potty training direction. I do believe that the children have to be ready and she was just stubborn ;0)

  5. I've not got to the potty training stage, it seems SO daunting - Thanks for all the tips as I'll come back to this post when the time comes, eek!

  6. Good such little man, you can do this!!!

  7. It does take longer for boys to master the night wee's! Rian was completely dry by three, but still had night time accidents until 5 or so! Good luck with these :)

  8. Great tips. This post has just reminded me we're not long off starting potty training now, eek! x

  9. Thanks for sharing these tips, I really need to stop putting potty training off and get on with it!

  10. Great tips, the video is brilliant as well! This does give me the fear a little for potty training, we’re still a fair bit off though thank the lord!


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