Potty Training with My Carry Potty

It’s a new year and maybe some families are seriously starting to think potty training!

Posted on January 2, 2014 by MICHELLE MARIE AREAN

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to potty train your little one, we have a product that might help you get the job done. The My Carry Potty was invented and designed by a mom for moms to help with potty training. It’s made from high quality, durable plastic, it’s assembly free and ready-to-go. It clips shut and is completely leak and odor proof. Since it doesn’t use disposable bags, it’s great for the environment too. DSCN4532If your a mom on the go, this will be your saving grace. It’s easy to take with you to grandma’s or even a day of running errands. There’s no need to fear the pubic restrooms for your little one with My Carry Potty. But it’s still a great option for potty training at home too. Amanda Jenner, the creator of My Carry Potty came up with the idea when potty training her eldest almost 10 years ago. Her son would only go potty in his own potty, which required her to take it everywhere in a carrier bag. When she was out shopping one day and had to dispose the contents down a drain in a busy street, the disapproving looks got her thinking for a better solution. Ten years later, she has what she believes is the perfect product to successfully help you through potty training.

You can view a video by clicking here: My Carry Potty

As you begin your potty training journey, here are a few tips from Jenner for potty training your little one.

When’s the Right Time to Start?

• As with most aspects of child development there is no ‘right’ time. It’s what is right for your child.

• However, the physical ability to recognise the need to go to the toilet typically kicks in around the age of 2 as this is when their bladder size increases.

• At this age children are able to follow simple instructions and understand them. Remember each child will mature at different rates.

The signs they are ready

 • Look out for longer periods of dryness

• Your child insists on being changed the minute they’ve gone potty.

• Your child becomes aware of their own bowel movements.  They

  might start pulling faces, going quiet or even taking themselves off

  somewhere private when they need to go or are going.

• Recognising the words ‘poo’ or ‘potty’ helps

• Its not good if there is a new baby in the family or if you have just moved home.

• Warmer weather is is a good time because they can run around in their pants so its easier for them to go without lots of layers of clothing.

runningChoosing a potty

 • Take your toddler with you to choose their own potty. This makes it a fun occasion and gets them involved. It gives them a sense of ownership.

• Also let them choose their own ‘big girl’ or ‘big boy’ pants. Favourite characters are always a winner!

Where to put the potty

 • Put the potty in the room they spend most of their time or the bathroom

• Let them choose where to put it as it makes them aware of its place

• Let them get used to the idea and practice them sitting on it

Routine

 • Place your child on the potty the minute they wake up each morning and make this

   part of their daily routine

• Try to stick to the same words eg. ‘Let’s go to the potty’ or ‘poo’ or ‘wee’.  They’ll begin to recognise and associate these words with the action.  You can even make up a fun potty training song!

• Get used to clock watching.  Give your child the chance to use their potty 20 minutes after every drink to minimise accidents

• Make washing hands a non negotiable part of the toilet routine from day one. Make sure soap or hand wash is easily accessible even for the littlest people!

Encouraging

• Try and find a good potty training book  and read it to your child  as a bedtime

   story this will help take the mystery out of potty training and turn it into an adventure to be enjoyed

Rewarding

• Rewards are very important once potty training begins

• Buy a reward chart. Children love reward charts especially when they can place the stickers on it themselves

• Its important not to become upset with children if they have an accident as they are bound to happen!

Out and About

 • Always take their potty everywhere so the child will feel secure knowing they have

  it with them at all times

• Fewer accidents will happen especially when you’re out and about

• Notify their nursery school so all staff are aware they are potty training and always pack spare clothes just in case

What are one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Is Potty Training on your list? 

 

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Dékor Kolor in Pregnancy & Newborn first 2014 issue

See the Dékor Kolor featured in popular color Sage in the January 2014 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.Dékor Kolor Ads X 3_Page_2

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Dékor Kolor in Pregnancy & Newborn’s Fall 2013 Buyer’s Guide

Image010314153517Image010314153455Add a Splash of Kolor to the Nursery, more on page 68 in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s popular Buyer’s Guide. Choose your Kolor, Soft Pink, Soft Blue, Sage Green, Black, Gray or of course traditional White.

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New Parent Magazine and Dékor Kolor

 

Do you read New Parent Magazine? It’s a biannual really informed magazine with a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter issue. It is the essential guide for expectant mothers; good information. The website is www.newparent.com if you want to check it out!

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Take our Sage Advice

The new colors from Dékor are now being distributed all over North America. Latest ad was seen in American Baby Magazine October 2013 issue. Want to go green with the Sage from the new Dékor Kolor line?

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Getting Ready for Potty Training? Read Trekaroo.com’s Excellent Article!

My Carry Potty by Regal Lager & Bambino Mio Training Pants
by: Tina Buell

MY CARRY POTTY

I’m going to be real with you, public bathrooms give me the heebie-jeebies and I dread when my son has to use one because he still sits down to pee. No matter how many toilet seat covers I layer on, my son always finds a way to inadvertently slide the covers over or off when I lift him on the seat. Seeing his cute little tush or his sweet little hands come in contact with public bathroom surfaces makes me cringe every time! If you’re a mother whose potty training, you can probably relate to my public potty anxiety.


For mothers who are potty training, experts suggest keeping a portable potty in the car. As such, when I stumbled across My Carry Potty by Regal Lager, I thought, “Ah ha! I need that!” Unlike some portable potties, My Carry Potty does not require the purchase of separate bags to hold pee and poop and at $29.95; My Carry Potty is priced right.

My Carry Potty comes in three cute colors; yellow, pink, and blue. Its compact design and plastic handle resemble a purse, a plastic purse you poop in! (giggle) The seal on the potty is watertight and odor proof. Prior to use, I filled up the potty with water and shook it hard; indeed, there was no leaking. My Carry Potty is also light weight. A toddler can carry this potty with absolutely no effort.

Recently, on the way home from Mexico, Montezuma’s revenge struck my son with a vengeance. My poor little guy had to use the airplane bathroom five times. OMG, the horror! After a five hour flight, the airplane bathroom was disgusting and it was awful having to help my son use it. It was such a gross experience, that from now on when we fly; I’m giving our My Carry Potty to my son to hold as his official carry-on bag. I would have killed for our My Carry Potty at that moment in the plane.

So here’s the catch, when my son was younger, he wouldn’t use our My Carry Potty because it’s much smaller than the Baby Bjorn potty he’s used to at home. For this review, the actual testing of this product was performed by Miss Savannah (age 3). Lovely Savannah had no qualms about giving our My Carry Potty a go. Now that my son is older, he’s more willing to use our My Carry Potty, so don’t be discouraged if your child is reluctant to use the potty at first.

TIP: If you have a large child, My Carry Potty may not be the best choice for you. It’s a travel potty so it’s meant not to take up a lot of space. I can’t imagine a large child sitting comfortably on it.

BAMBINO MIO TRAINING PANTS

*Photo by Bambino Mio Training Pants

WHAT ARE TRAINING PANTS AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM DIAPERS?

In general, diapers contain polymer powders which absorb urine into the diaper and away from your child’s skin. As diapers are designed to keep skin dry, it’s hard for a child who is potty training to know when they’ve had an accident.

Bambino Mio Training Pants are soft cotton underwear with a waterproof layer sandwiched in between its outer and inner layers. If your child has an accident, Bambino Mio’s absorbent inner cotton layer soaks up the pee but the fabric still feels wet against your child’s skin. The wet sensation signals to your child that they’ve had an accident. At the same time, Bambino Mio’s waterproof backing prevents the urine from soaking through the training pants and on to your child’s clothing.

My son tested a size large in white; other color options include pink and blue.

Sizes run:
Small – 24 – 29 lbs
Medium: 29 – 35 lbs
Large: 35+ lbs

These training pants run large. I recommend buying one size down because regardless of how absorbent they are, if the undies aren’t snug around your child’s thighs, they’re going to leak everywhere. I’ve found the best use of these training pants is to put them on my son before he goes to bed since he still experiences accidents about twice a month.

The cotton material is soft and washes well. They’re also easy for my son to pull up or down without assistance. This is a great product if you order the right size.

I received a complimentary My Carry Potty and pair of Bambino Mio Training Pants to complete this review but all opinions are my own.

Tina Buell is Trekaroo’s Northern California Destination Specialist, single mom, and mother to a constant ray of SONshine.

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My Carry Potty in BC – Baby Couture Magazine

My Carry Potty featured in BC Magazine Fall 2012

Best Friend when Potty Training

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