Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Pottiagogo’s ‘Potty Talk’ Series.
In this series, we interview influential parents to have an open conversation on the topic of potty training. We at Pottiagogo are thrilled to say that this monthly blog series has brought about plenty of open conversations with real parents about the highs and lows of potty training. We hope it will break down the taboo of potty training and allow parents to start feeling more comfortable when talking about their child’s potty training journey.
Without further ado, we would like to introduce Laura to our ‘Potty Talk’ series. Laura is a Motherhood and Parenting Blogger, who can be found on Instagram (@AprilAndEnid) sharing beautiful images, insight and her tips on Motherhood. Laura has kindly agreed to share her potty training experiences with the Pottiagogo community.
Let’s find out more about Laura and her potty training journey…
1. How many children do you have and how old are they?
April who is 4 and Enid who is 2.
3. What baby/toddler presents would you recommend that helped their developmental milestones?
Toys that encourage imagination and open-ended play. Things like wooden bricks, playdoh, or arts and crafts.
4. How old was your child when you first started potty training and how did you know they were ready?
2 years. I knew she was ready as she started to take an interest in the toilet and could tell us when her nappy was wet.
5. What were your biggest potty training challenges?
Night-time was a lot harder and she wasn't dry overnight until about a year after day time training.
6. Do you have any funny/embarrassing potty training stories?
Before we had our Pottiagogo I took my daughter for a wee in the woods and it went all over my wellies!
7. Why do you love your Pottiagogo?
No more going potty on my boots!! With two girls who love the outdoors, it's a game-changer. It's very flat once folded so it fits inside my backpack. The liners are biodegradable which is important to me too.
8. How often do you take your Pottiagogo on your travels?
It's always in the boot in case of an emergency lay-by stop, and we take it on all our walks. It's especially useful in lockdown when all the toilets are shut!
9. What are your top potty training tips to advice other parents?
Have lots of towels on standby. I potty trained in the summer so there were fewer clothes to get on and off, and they can just go nappy free in the garden.
Thank you for answering our questions, Laura! We’re so glad to hear that our travel potty has been able to help you potty train both of your girls, April and Enid. And that your boots can stay dry for another day!
We hope you have enjoyed our third ‘Potty Talk’ series with Laura. Come back next month to hear more potty training stories and tips from real parents!
Featured image from @AprilAndEnid