Helping them prepare
Follow these essential tips to help your little one prepare for potty training:
- Talk to your child about where wee and poo comes from, being careful to choose toileting words you’re comfortable for them to repeat – or even shout! – when they’re away from home.
- Create an association by acknowledging when they do a wee or poo in their nappy and explaining what has happened and why.
- Your toddler telling you they’ve done something in their nappy is a first step towards potty training, so give them lots of praise for doing so.
- Another way to help familiarise them with the process is to look at stories with a potty training theme together.
- If you are planning to use a potty, buy or borrow one early and put it somewhere where it’s easy to get to and use so that it becomes familiar and normal.
- Moving on to Huggies® Pull-Ups® Potty Training Pants will help them understand that a change is taking place. Show your little one features like the fade-when-wet graphics, which teach the difference between wet and dry, and let they try them on so they can discover how easy they are to pull up and down.
- Asking to wear Huggies® Pull-Ups® and being able to pull them up and down on their own are two signs that they're ready potty train – check out our 8 Signs of Readiness to learn more.