With spring just around the corner, lots of families are thinking of potty training their little ones. It really is much easier to help a little one toilet train when they don’t have to be bundled up against the cold. Plus the warmer weather really is a boon when it comes to getting all that washing dry.
There are lots of books on how to potty train. My only tip is to not stress about it. Have a go and if it’s not clicked after a couple days, shelve it and come back to it in a few months.
How to choose the perfect potty
Nowadays there are lots of products on the market that can help with potty training. As you all know, I’m not great on plastic or buying short-lived products but I really think this is one of the times where it is worth investing in a few things that will help your little one.
The most important is the potty itself and it really is worth investing in a good quality one.
So how to choose the perfect potty?
The potty needs to be comfortable, else they just won’t sit on it. Look for a potty that has nice wide rims, else your little one will end up with red marks. And one with a splash guard at the front else boys and girls WILL wee over the front.
It needs to be stable too – the last thing you want is for it to tip over when it’s full!
And do think about how you are going to dispose of the contents. There is nothing more frustrating than potties that don’t have a decent handle for you to hold, meaning you make a mess pouring the wee down the loo.
The Pourty Potty
The Pourty potty fills all these criteria and goes one step further – it is specially designed with a spout at the back so you can easily tip the contents into the loo with no spills.
Having seen a Pourty, I can see that I was wrong on both accounts. It really is so easy to tip the contents of the potty into the loo – no mess at all! The handle underneath is comfortable too, with no sharp edges as I’ve found on some brands of potty.
And the design is so comfortable for the little one. The shaped and moulded back gently fits your little one’s back and the spout is perfectly shaped not to dig in or be uncomfortable.
Some people have mentioned that the Pourty looks a little low to the floor compared to other potties. However, research shows that the squat position (ie with your knees bent) is actually the most healthy position for going to the loo, so Pourty have designed their potty with this in mind.
The Pourty is made from high quality plastic so it won’t crack so it should last through several children.
The Pourty is available from on and off line retailers, including Uber Kids* for around £10. It comes in a range of colours, including purple, white and the obligatory blue and pink.
Have you used a Pourty potty? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.