With children getting potty trained later than in the past, ‘Take Your Nappy Off Week’ is being held to help parents ‘go for it’ and get their children out of nappies. It’s part of Potty Training Live!a free programme of support to help get little ones through the challenge of potty training.

Parents can register at PottyTrainingLive.com for a six-week programme of free support that will guide them through the key stages of potty training, from changing nappies in the bathroom and learning the ‘bathroom routine’ right through to big boy or girl pants and dry days.

Potty Training Live And National ‘Take Your Nappy Off’ Week are being run by potty training experts, Dry Like Me and are endorsed by paediatric continence advisor and director of PromoCon, June Rogers MBE who says “It’s best to start around the age of two as it’s harder to potty train an older toddler who can see the benefits of continuing to use their own ‘mobile toilet’ – a disposable nappy!”

As well as free weekly guidance, there will be exclusive tips from the Dry Like Me potty training experts, Jude and Di, advice videos, web chats and competitions to win goodies.

Best time to start it?

Most children are ready for potty training at around the age of two. Research shows that is the best time to start and that, if parents leave it later, it can actually take longer. However, with nappies being made in larger sizes for older children, many parents unwittingly miss the ideal age and their children get used to using the nappy as a toilet.

Successful potty training isn’t just about buying a potty; if parents take a little time to get their child ‘ready for potty training’ before they start and go through the Potty Training Live stages it’s likely to go much more smoothly.

June Rogers, MBE says: “There are a number of stages in potty training and the run up to potty training is all about being prepared, which could include taking the child to buy a potty and perhaps pants with their favourite character on, making them aware about wees and poos and getting them happily sitting on a potty or toilet.

“When parents feel the time is right, they should take the nappy off completely in the day, keep the potty in the bathroom and have an open door policy so when parents go to the toilet little one can go too. Children are not that interested in becoming toilet trained so it’s important that parents try to make them interested.”

Signing up to Potty Training Live! will give parents all the information they need to get their little one dry. The programme can be joined at any time to receive weekly advice and there will be web chats when parents can ask their potty training questions.

Dry Like Me

Jude Hough from potty training experts, Dry Like Me says: “Research shows that potty training is one of the most stressful stages of parenting, so we’ve created Potty Training Live to help.” Dry Like Me potty training pads are a real break-through in the challenge to get children out of nappies and into their own pants.

The award winning, handy little potty training pads turn all pants into potty training pants by adding an absorbent layer. They give little ones extra confidence and ease the pressures on parents, while still letting children learn from their accidents.

Dry Like Me pads help children to recognise their body’s cues for the loo, a key part of potty training. While they are learning, they capture small accidents and so reduce the mess and stress. They are soft, comfortable and suitable for children of all ages with one size fitting all.

June Rogers, MBE comments: “It can be a step too far going from a nappy to ordinary pants, so wearing a little Dry Like Me pad is really useful. It’s shaped so it can fit easily in a pair of little undies, when it absorbs the urine it becomes heavier and that triggers to the child that they’ve done a wee.”

Dry Like Me are available from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Wilkinsons, Ocado and Amazon and cost around £3.49 for a pack.

For information, special offers and to sign up to Potty Training Live! go to http://www.PottyTrainingLive.com,facebook.com/DryLikeMeUK, Twitter @dry_like_me.