Some of you may remember this photo from my Silent Sunday post a few weeks ago??
It looks like Burton is being potty trained doesn't it? Well, just after this photo was taken he got off the potty and did a poo on the rug!! That was as far as my potty training got to. Although he is telling me when he has done a poo, by holding his nose and pointing to his bottom after he has dashed off to the hall to do the 'deed' , I really don't know if he is ready or how I should go about getting him potty trained. Plus with a 3 month old baby to look after as well, I just don't know if I have the time to dedicate to potty training Burton at the moment.
So while on twitter a couple of weeks ago I stared chatting with Emma from A Matter Of Choice about how the time was coming for our toddlers to start potty training. A notion which we are both dreading simply because we don't really know what or how to go about doing this for our boys. So we came up with the idea of hosting a Potty Training Carnival - a feature where bloggers who have been through this important toddler development stage, could maybe offer advice of the do's and dont's when it comes to teaching our children how to successfully use a potty.
Thus, Going Potty - the potty training carnival - was born!
*POTTY TRAINING - THE THINGS 'WEE' NEED TO KNOW*
The following bloggers have kindly linked up their tales to share with us of the times when they have gone potty or are going potty with their children:
Mellow Mummy Emma updates us on how potty training is going with her daughter and how bribery is working wonders!
Michelle the Old Fashioned Mummy discusses how potty training the second time around has been very different compared to her first child.
Over at the Ramblings Of A Suburban Mummy we find out how her potty training began together with some highs and lows
Solnushka tells us how she has ventured outside the family home to potty train her son in order to speed up his departure from nappies in preparation for their move to Russia.
Over at Maris World Marianne reveals the trials and tribulations of potty training twins! She has three fab posts - her mission impossible, now the twins are 2 1/2 years old and how she is going potty!
The Moiderer shares how her clever daughter managed to potty train herself in the end after a few stops and starts
Tiddlyompompom has her own ever so helpful guide to potty training which is sure to raise a smile as well as raise some useful tips.
The following bloggers kindly reviewed some of the latest and most innovative potties which are available to buy
TheBoyAndMe, although sceptical to begin with, was won over by the Pourty Potty and over at Ramblings Of A Surburban Mummy this potty was also well received.
Lauren from Real Housewife of Suffolk took her My Carry Potty out and about for her review.
Rachel over at InceyWinceyMum had a lot of fun reviewing the Smart Rewards Potty - a potty which sings no less!
Carol from New Mummy Tips has tried and tested a whole array of potty training aids from pull up nappy pants to potties.
Both Lauren at Real Housewife Of Suffolk and Julie highly recommend the fab Cosy Fit Training Pants (and re-usable - yes thats right re-usable!!)
Carolin from Mummy Alarm reviews the new Dry Like Me Pads
*ERIC - FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP WITH POTTY TRAINING*
Do you want further information or assistance overcoming potty training problems?
ERIC is a national children's charity that provides support and information to both children and parents on childhood incontinence problems. They also offer help and support with potty training via their potty training web page.
(This charity also worked alongside the creators of the Dry Like Me Pads)
*GOING POTTY GIVE AWAY*
To round of this potty training carnival, we also have some brilliant give aways :)
*A Pourty Potty
*A My Carry Potty
*Some Cosy Fit Training Pants
*And some Dry Like Me Pads
To be in with a chance of winning these items please do the following:
*Leave your name/twitter ID in the comments box below
*Tell me which product you would prefer to win or put 'don't mind'
*Please RT on twitter saying "I am Going Potty for ..... "And add the item you want to win with the link to this post and add @jennypaulin (so I know you have!)
*If you wish to be entered for more than one prize, please repeat the above steps per item. Thank you.
Closing Date for give away is Friday 8th July, 2011.
GOING POTTY WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
The fab on line baby shop - foryourchild.co.uk - which stocks a great selection of potties - including the Pourty Potty, the Smart Rewards Potty and the My Carry Potty (the latter two potties they kindly provided) as well as other potty training related products.
Foryourchild.co.uk is a company set up and run by parents with young children, so they understand the type of products that are useful for a family.
Pourty.com -the company behind the innovative and award winning Pourty Potty:the potty that pours and who provided the pourty potty samples. The website also provides information on potty training boys and girls and when it's best to start.
The kind PR people who helped with the Cosy Training Pants and Dry Like Me samples.
The lovely bloggers who took the time to review the products and link up their Going Potty posts.