How you can make potty training work

If you want to make potty training your child a little easier, then there are a few things you can try.

First, you want to wait until your child is ready for potty training. You will notice the signs that your child is ready, and you should try to choose a time when there are no other major upheavals in your child’s routine.

Develop a plan on how and when you want to start potty training. Buy the necessary equipment like a potty, training pants and other items, and figure out how you will handle accidents. Remember, however, that potty training will be largely governed by your child, so you may want to keep that plan flexible! Don’t be surprised if your child makes some progress, and then regresses again. This is completely normal.

You can avail of some great offers at the Dunnes Stores summer Baby Event which is running from 16th May to 19th June  and they have a range of potties, toilet steps and toilet trainer seats on offer including:

  • Thermobaby Classic Potty – ONLY €5.99
  • Thermobaby Non Slip Toilet Step – ONLY €8.99
  • Thermobaby Toilet Trainer Seat – ONLY €7.49
  • Babylo My First Potty – ONLY €29.99


Subject to availability – selected stores only.

You can also stock up on Huggies Training Pants and wipes at the Dunnes Store Baby Event

  • Huggies DryNites Trainers 18pk-20pk range – WAS €6.29-€9.49, NOW €5 EACH
  • DUNNES STORES XL Wipes 64pk range – €1.65 EACH
  • DUNNES STORES Biodegradable XL Wipes 64pk range – €2.25 EACH
  • Waterwipes Bio 9pk – WAS €26.97, NOW €20


Once you have everything you need, you’re ready to start the process. Make sure to involve other people in your potty training plan. Getting caregivers involved in potty training can be very helpful. Prepare yourself for a long process. Remember that some children will master staying dry in a few weeks or even days, while others will require a longer time to get used to using the potty. Use positive reinforcement to drive the process. Don’t punish your child for accidents, but reward successes.

Praising your child is very important. Make every time he or she successfully uses the potty a cause for celebration, and you will encourage him or her to do so more often.

Lastly, expect accidents. No child will go through potty training without accidents. Accept that they will happen, clean them up calmly, and gently remind your child that next time, he or she should use the potty.


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