My top 5 potty training essentials

potty training

Over the last few months we have been introducing Max to the idea of potty training. Although he’s not quite there yet, we have definitely made some big leaps forward – he is happy to sit on the potty, he can pull his own pants up and down, he knows what the potty is for and where it lives and he happily washes his hands after a trip to the bathroom.

I have found the following 5 products a really big help on our potty training journey so far, and we will be utilising them a lot in this New Year to say goodbye to nappies and hello to big boy pants!

5. Huggies Pull-Ups. These are specifically designed to make potty training easier – a halfway step between nappies and pants. We have been using these for a few months now, and they have been great for teaching Max how to pull down pants. He is also gradually learning about the picture on the Pull-Ups, that will disappear when wet. He isn’t keen on that happening – so we are hoping this will start encouraging him to become dry! The new Learning Liner inside Huggies Pull-Ups allows toddlers to feel wetness for a few moments, before quickly drawing the moisture away. That way they learn the difference between wet and dry and can ultimately stay dry on their own. 

4. Personalised potty training book and sticker chart. This set from Penwizard has been a lovely gentle way to introduce the idea of potty training to Max, and he loves the fact that his name features throughout. The sticker chart is also personalised – and we all know how much toddlers love stickers!

3. My Carry Potty. The perfect solution for a day out with a potty training toddler. This potty folds up and has a handle for easy storage and transportation, and means you always have a toilet handy, even if you are in the middle of nowhere!

2. Huggies on the go baby wipes – these come in a refillable little pouch so you can take them with you everywhere – perfect for potty training as well as cleaning up hands and faces on a day ouSplash mat. We have one from Mothercare and it’s perfect for putting underneath the potty in case of any accidents. It also doubles up as a great mat for weaning, messy play or carpet picnics.

1. Splash mat. We have one from Mothercare and it’s perfect for putting underneath the potty in case of any accidents. It also doubles up as a great mat for weaning, messy play or carpet picnics.

Have you tackled potty training yet? Which items couldn’t you live without?



  1. January 1, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Potty training is on our list big time soon. My son is 3 years and 4 months but I don’t feel I am late at all just because he is over the age of 3. Boys just simply take longer. Matthew can’t pull down his pants yet, well it’s more of a thing that he doesn’t want to. He doesn’t like that fact of being half naked. Odd I know which makes it really difficult for me to see when the right time is. We have been reading the personalised book to him for ages and he understands but whether he has interest in it is the other thing.
    I am planning to just put pants on him straight away. Pull ups only at night and we will go with potty training during the day first. Bound to be accidents happening but only way.

  2. January 6, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    My son turned 3 in November and has only recently conquered potty training – we found it a challenge for sure! The number one essential for us was plenty of spare pants – we got through quite a few in the early days and I couldn’t keep up with the washing! x #
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