REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Potty Training with Thomas & Friends

Something I have yet to talk about on this blog is potty training. Potty training is such a huge milestone for toddlers and I found the thought of it really daunting. I had no idea how to go about it, so I spoke to my family’s health visitor who told me to relax, don’t worry and just wait for Little N to show signs of readiness. And when he was ready, to shower him with praise and make a big deal about how grown up he was being. So that is exactly what I did. And do you know what, it turns out that potty training is not that tricky after all!

Thomas & Friends Potty Training

My little boy is a big fan of Thomas & Friends so when we received the Thomas & Friends My Thomas Potty Book* and Thomas & Friends Well Done Thomas! Activity Book* from Egmont he was delighted – and so was I! The books are fun and exciting, with plenty of toddler-approved stickers, and also reinforce the positive messages I have been teaching during our potty training journey.

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The Thomas & Friends My Thomas Potty Book is a fantastic board book which takes the child on a journey from saying goodbye to nappies, choosing a potty and picking pants. It even talks about washing hands and explains that accidents might happen but they are okay. The book is really encouraging and is written from the perspective of the engines. For example, in the section about pants Gordon the Express Engine says how smart your child will look wearing new pants.

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At the back of the book is a reward chart and some stickers. This is a great way to encourage children by letting them choose a sticker each time they use their potty. There are some special star stickers that they can get when the successfully use the potty all day. Little N has loved choosing himself a sticker each time he uses his potty and sticks them on his reward chart with pride. Of course, all of the Thomas stickers have been selected first!

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The Thomas & Friends Well Done Thomas! Activity Book is full of reward charts, certificates, stickers and fun puzzles to encourage children with things such as tidying up, helping others and and saying thank you, or they can be used as a continuation of the potty training reward chart. Once children have collected enough stickers or ticks on each of the reward chart there are then certificates with gold star stickers to award to them.

These books are proving really helpful with encouraging Little N to use his potty. He often doesn't want to go as it means he has to stop playing, but knowing he will get a fab Thomas & Friends sticker if he does go gives him that extra incentive. He feels ever so grown up having his own special books and it makes the experience of potty training a lot more fun! 

I have teamed up with Egmont to be able to offer a copy of each of these books to one lucky winner. To enter, simply complete one or more of the entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!


 
 
Terms & Conditions: The Prize is two Thomas & Friends books. The giveaway will run from 26/09/2015 to 25/10/2015. The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. The Prize must be claimed within 28 days. The winner’s details will be provided to Egmont Publishing in order to arrange delivery of the Prize. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost, corrupted, incomplete or for any failure to capture entry information. Use of false details will result in disqualification. The entry must be made by the person entering the competition – entries sent through third parties, agencies or by automated means (such as scripts and macros) will not be accepted. Promoted on www.loquax.co.uk and www.theprizefinder.com
 
Disclosure: Egmont kindly provided the books for the review and the giveaway, however all thoughts and opinion are my own.

48 comments

  1. Wait for the signs that they are ready

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  2. Make it as fun as you can and lots of praise xx

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  3. Let the child go at its own pace. Be very patient. Let your little one go shopping with you and choose their own big boys/girls pants

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  4. None yet as we are just about to embark on it but patience I guess will be key!

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  5. Take some time to establish a routine, especially if your toddler goes to nursery. It'll come eventually

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  6. none! my son just turned 3 last monday and will not entertain the idea of using the potty at all :(

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  7. don't panic if it takes longer than you anticipate, it will all fall in to place............eventually!

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  8. Lots of patience and be prepared for accidents.

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  9. Great post hun! I would say to just let them do it in their own time - but keep the potty in plain view reminding them where they can go :D x

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  10. Don't get stressed as this reflects onto your child xx

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  11. Keep a potty around the house from early on and don't make a big deal of it.

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  12. Be patient, give lots of praise and try having a reward or achievement chart, so they have something to work towards.

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  13. they will let you know when they're ready

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  14. Wait until they are completely ready :)

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  15. Don't rush things follow signs from your toddler that they are ready x

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  16. Pam Francis GregorySunday, October 18, 2015

    Be Patient!

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  17. Preparation! Plenty of spare underwear and a change of clothes

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  19. Wait until they are showing signs they are ready and be prepared for lots of accidents and dont get stressed

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  20. Be Patient take each day as it comes x

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  21. Patience and don't make a drama out of an accident!

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  22. wait until they are really ready for it

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  23. Patience and loads of encouragement without going OTT, Also have a pack of anti bac wipes/spray and a cloth handy in all the rooms so it's no big deal when the accidents occur!

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  24. I don't have any as my sons just about to start. Would love to win this to help him along the way.

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  25. Lots of encouragement and books to read while sitting as helps them to relax :-)

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  26. Let the children choose their 'grown up' items such as training pants, proper pants and new trousers/leggings and tell them the items can be used as soon as they are ready - but there's no rush.

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  27. Let them pick their favourite big kid pants

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  28. Stay calm and cheerful give praise and be prepared for lots of accidents

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  29. keep calm and remember accidents happen

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  30. Wait until they are ready, there is no rush

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