Potty training is something I have dreaded. I have heard several horror stories of defiant toddlers, many many accidents and it taking weeks or months of wet clothes. Adam wasn’t displaying any signs of readiness – in fact we had bought a potty when Adam was 18 months old and we were yet to get him to sit on it. Adam also lacked the communication skills needed to tell us when he needed to go to the toilet. However, as Adam neared his third birthday and we had the Easter holiday to try potty training away from the usual day to day distractions we decided to give it a go. I didn’t want to be housebound whilst potty training – especially as Dad-Dad was home for two weeks. Dry Like Me provided an option I had never heard of – little pads which turn ordinary pants into training pads.
We were sent a “Smart way to potty train” toolkit of Dry Like Me resources to help us. The contents included packets of Dry Like Me toilet training pads, a “How To Potty Train” book and reward charts. The Dry Like Me toolkit is designed by potty training experts Judith Hough and Diane Titterton. When they couldn’t find anything that helped to move their potty training children away from nappies and into their own pants they designed the Dry Like Me pads.
The “How To Potty Train”is the definitive potty training guide which is uniquely aimed at both parents and children. The book provided lots of tips and many sections are meant to be read with your child to help instill good potty training habits and expectations. I was surprised just how much Adam enjoyed reading the book together. It helped reinforce our toilet training routine and I could remind Adam what Poppy and Pablo, two of the books characters, would do. The book is divided into 5 sections – preparing, signs of readiness, going for it, keep going and night time. Each section has a handy checklist to see if your child is ready to move onto the next step. There are many question and answer sections and even a certificate of achievement.
The idea behind the Dry Like Me pads are they help your child to recognise their body’s clues about when they need to go to the toilet. As today’s disposable nappies are too absorbent they do not allow a child to feel then they are wet. The Dry Like Me pads however, are not made to cope with larger volumes, meaning your child will feel when they are wet. Instead they give you a little extra time to react when your child needs a loo. As accidents will happen during this difficult learning process but the Dry Like Me pads help to manage the mess whilst you establish a toilet routine.
The Dry Like Me pads simply fit into your childs pants meaning you no longer need to buy nappies. The pads can be worn in three different ways – at the front (to capture wee), at the back (to take care of poo) or both ways together. One size fits all ages! There are three types to choose from: ‘Early Days’ for the start of potty training, ‘Original’ for the middle to end stages and ‘Night-Time’ to help children get dry at night. They cost around £3.49 a box and are available from most supermarkets, Amazon or the Dry Like Me website.
We used the Dry Like Me pads, the “How To Potty Train” book and reward chart as part of Adam’s toilet training routine. Adam went from refusing to sit on the potty or wearing pants to being potty trained with no more accidents within three weeks. This was through the help of the Dry Like Me pads and following the advice from the book. Throughout the process we didn’t remain housebound and had several family adventures. The Dry Like Me pads gave us the confidence to toilet train out of the house.
Dry Like Me are giving Adventures of Adam readers the opportunity to win a “smart way to potty train” pack.
The pack, worth £24, will contain:
* Award-winning “How To Potty Train” book
* Award winning potty training pads
* Sticker reward chart
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