Want some help?
Nappy Ever After is looking for parents who are planning to help their child use the potty soon. Won’t it be great? No more nappy changing, no more buying disposable nappies or less washing if you’re already using cloth nappies. And we want to help you and child make this great step towards independence.
We want to give you some FREE BRAND NEW cotton nappies to use before you introduce your child to wearing pants. Why are we GIVING nappies away? Cotton nappies give your child the sensation of wetness. We believe this stimulates her/him to experiment with holding her/his bladder. Logically this makes starting to wear pants and keep them dry easier. We need your help to find out if this is true.
We are holding 30 mins workshops Monday to Friday, 22-26 June when you can take away FREE nappies. The waterproof wraps are also free if your toddler is over 30lbs. If your child is less than that you can buy medium wraps for £5 each. You only need 2. We will also give you night boosters so your child can wear cotton nappies at night. We believe this also helps your child control her/his bladder during sleep. The only thing you may want to buy is a roll of 100 liners which cost £3.95 each. This catches the poo so it doesn’t go on the nappy and you don’t have to wash poo it off.
All we ask is that you fill out an online survey before you start using the nappies and 8 weeks after you started.
We are holding workshops every day from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June from 11-11.30am. Please book via this Eventbrite booking form. If you really want to participate but can’t make any of these workshops please call 020 7014 3006 and we can schedule some more to suit you. If no one picks up leave a message and we will call you back. Tell your friends about this offer. We need about 100 participants to make this a good piece of research.
Please note using cotton nappies is about bladder control. For poos (bowel control) cotton nappies don’t really help. To help your child to start using a potty for pooing let her/him sit on the potty once a day, without a nappy on, and read her him a story or enjoy a singing session together. It doesn’t matter whether a poo comes or not. If you know when one is likely to come it’s good to do it around that time, eg after a meal or on waking.
When a poo does land in the pot show that you are pleased and help your child be pleased about it. If your child tends to poo in the bath (this often happens because the muscles become relaxed by the warm water) you make take your child out of the bath after a couple of minutes to sit on the pot. Play around and see what works for you and your child.
Another tip is for you to do some imagainary potty training with your child. Get your child to put a nappy on a favourite teddy or doll, change its nappy, put the toy on the potty and praise the toy when there’s an imaginary poo or pee in the potty. You can also find books to read to your toddler that help your child understand the process. We can talk about all of this at the workshop.
I look forward to meeting you. Children welcome.
If you think your children’s centre or play group would like me to come and run a session let me know. I’m happy to come along and bring the cotton nappies. As I’ve already said, we need to find 100 participants to get results that mean something.