If your toddler is not already wearing cotton nappies in the run up to potty training (ie taking away nappies during the day) I suggest you start using them. Cotton nappies get wet and this may stimulate your child to start experimenting with holding and releasing the bladder out of curiosity. “When I do this my nappy gets wet. When I do this it stays dry.” That kind of thing. Then when you take away nappies during the day your toddler has already been experitimenting with developing the bladder muscles.
It’s also a good idea to buy a potty before you start potty training. Give your child the opportunity to sit on it once a day. You can also play at potty training a favourite doll or teddy. The idea is to help your child understand where poo and pee goes so s/he can take the lead when ready. For more about this see the link at the end of this post.
We have special potty training kits available for just £20 for children over 12 months. You can pick up from our shop or if you buy online please pay £3.90 for package and postage. The nappies look similar to this.
The kit comprises 10 cotton nappies, 5 booster pads for nights (they take longer to dry) and 2 waterproof wraps. Add a roll of disposable liners if your child still poos in the nappy.
Yes, it’s an amazing bargain. How can we do this so cheaply you ask? What’s the catch? The stock is unused remaindered stock. However, our margins are still low, or zero but it’s marketing. We believe you will find out how practical prefolds are and tell your friends and perhaps use them for your next baby.
One more tip. Get a bucket with a lid from the pound shop for storing the nappies until you load the washing machine.
Enjoy this step towards your child no longer needing nappies!
For more info on potty training visit the blog at Real Nappies for London: New Thoughts ….