Potty Training With Thomas and Friends: Review and Giveaway

I think the words potty training fill most parents with dread! I was quite lazy and kept pushing it back but finally this summer holidays we took the plunge and started training a month before Bee’s third birthday! We had tried earlier in the year but she didn’t seem keen so we had left it.

And I am surprised at how well she took it. After just one day she got the hang of using the potty and then after a week we started going direct onto the toilet with a special toilet seat. That is not to say that she didn’t have any accidents..she did and it is only in the last few days that we have taken the nappy off at night (simply because we ran out of nappies and I refused to buy more).

The key is not to stress. Parents these days seem to be under the pressure to toilet train earlier and earlier but don’t do it until both you and the child are ready to begin toilet training. And potty training can be quite fun with all the random comments you get…it is the only time you will hear a running commentary of ‘the wee is coming….it’s coming….oh no it’s gone to sleep…….’ and the comments went on and on.

One thing that helped us with potty training are potty training books and reward charts. Reward charts are a particular incentive to help toddlers get excited about potty training.

Now Thomas and Friends have joined the potty training fun with a ‘My Thomas Potty Book‘ and a ‘Well done, Thomas!’ activity book‘. Both are published by Egmont who state they are there to encourage more and more children to enjoy the sheer pleasure of reading.

Thomas and Friends Potty Books

I remember watching Thomas and Friends as a child and it good to see Thomas still around and firmly embedding himself in childrens hearts. As some children love Thomas and friends so much they are sure to love the potty training books, especially the activity book.

The potty book is perfect for potty training. It is not a paperbook so if the child takes it into the toilet with them and gets water on it it can easily be wiped. It is perfect to encourage potty training and there are pictures of Thomas and Friends throughout the book being very encouraging: ‘Try again! That’s it!’

Thomas and Friends potty training book

What we also loved about the book was at the end there is a special reward chart and stickers.

Thomas and Friends Reward Chart

Thomas and Friends Activity Book

 

The activity book is a lovely addition to the potty training book with so many fun activities to do with the little ones, including spot the difference, mazes, colouring and plenty of stickers! There are numerous cetificates to help your child get a real sense of achievement for when they successfully complete an activity.

Any young fan of Thomas and Friends is sure to love the activity book. It will keep them entertained and at the same time is educational and helpful in teaching your toddler things like tidying up their toys and helping others.

 

 

 

Giveaway:

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This post is in collaboration with Egmont.

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22 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    September 28, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    don’t rush it

  2. Noreen
    September 28, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Wait until your little one is ready! Then it won’t be stressful.

  3. Falon
    September 28, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Don’t rush into it because ‘the lady at playgroup’ says her chid was full potty trained at 18 months! Every child is different and they will let you know when they are ready!

  4. Samantha Loughlin
    September 29, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Keep it fun and lots of praise

  5. Cheryl Kean
    October 1, 2015 / 7:31 am

    Make it fun, read books or play a fun game while child is on potty

  6. Clare Munden
    October 3, 2015 / 9:47 am

    I have 3 children and I remember stressing with my eldest boy, I was much more relaxed with my daughter. My youngest boy is almost two and I will make it a stress free experience for us both 🙂

  7. Lizzy Cooper
    October 3, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    I havent started yet but my son really responds to praise, so I guess a lot of that!

  8. Laura Nice
    October 3, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    lots of praise!

  9. Clare Hubbard
    October 4, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Patience!

  10. janine atkin
    October 4, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Patience!

  11. kim neville
    October 4, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Wait until they are ready and expect lots of accidents and don’t get stressed about it

  12. georgina ackroyd
    October 4, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    do a reward chart , patience is the key x

  13. Eleanor Powell
    October 4, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Dont try to keep up with friends babies – they will do it in their own time

  14. Rebecca Smith
    October 4, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    A waterproof sheet underneath the potty

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  16. Laura Pritchard
    October 5, 2015 / 8:15 am

    Invest in a waterproof mattress – it makes changing beds after a night accident so much less stressful!

  17. laura frost
    October 5, 2015 / 8:30 am

    make it fun and if there not ready have a break and try gain

  18. kimberley ryan
    October 5, 2015 / 9:24 am

    im in the process of trying to potty train my twin boys. I have had great success with one of my boys, but the other one just is not ready yet. so my top tip would be don’t push it to much, every child is different, and they WILL do it in their own time

  19. Jodie W
    October 5, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    weve not started yet, i keep reading how to wait until they are really ready – so we are going with that as a top tip. We have a potty in the bathroom so he gets used to seeing it though.

  20. christine nicholson
    October 5, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Wait until they are ready!

  21. Natalie Crossan
    October 5, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Consistency is key x

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