We are taking part in the Huggies Potty Training Challenge and received a very exciting email last week – Spud and I had been invited to join Huggies for the filming of their potty training guide.
They have joined forces with child psychologist Emma Kenny and potty training expert Heather Welford to create six short films which will outline the key points of the six steps within the “PULL-UPS® Guide to Potty Training”
It was a very early start with us with our car arriving at 7.30am to take us to London. Unfortunately for me they turned up early, just as I was spooning in my first mouthful of cornflakes. I had thrown my hair up and slapped on a little bit of make up in my sleepy state knowing that they would have a make up artist on set! We got stuck in a little bit of traffic but soon arrived at a lovely house in Fulham. It had the most gorgeous stained glass windows in the front door and had everybody wishing that they lived there.
Off I trotted to hair and make up whilst the lovely ladies from Huggies entertained Spud who was lapping up the attention. Spud went on to have his hair and make up done (aka a nose wipe and hair ruffle) and then we were shown the script.
If I’m honest I was pooping myself! I can be quite shy especially if I’m supposed to “perform” in front of strangers but everyone made me feel totally at ease and as it was more about Spud than me I was happy to let him be the star! I really didn’t think that he would want to do as he was asked. He is only 2 years old after all and certainly knows his own mind. As soon as the camera was on he became a little actor. He was LOVING the attention and started to show off. The film crew were extremely pleased with him and a lot of the scenes were done in one or two takes.
We can’t wait to see the finished product and Huggies have promised that when they have some edited clips they will send them to us to give you all a sneak peak!
We were lucky enough to meet Emma Kenny. She was there for the whole day and is such a lovely lady. She offered us lots of advice and assured me that everything we were doing was right and that I just had to be consistent and continue with it. I left feeling a lot more confident about the whole process and really quite excited about properly potty training him without trying to find an excuse not to do it! We were asked to have a chat on camera which was unbelievably nerve racking. Instead of picturing everyone in their underwear I decided ignoring everyone was probably my best bet and just had a chat with Emma as if we were back in the kitchen again!
We’d like the thank Huggies and Emma for such a great day, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and Spud spent the whole trip home telling the driver what he had been up to! Once we were home he recounted it all to Nana and then had a truly epic nap.
You can follow see the rest of our potty training journey by clicking this link: The Huggies Potty Training Challenge