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The Huggies PT Challenge Conclusion

Written by Lauren. Posted in Huggies Potty Training Challenge

Last Summer Spud and I embarked on the Huggies Potty Training challenge.  I had been extremely apprehensive about taking the huge leap out of nappies for so many reasons.  Firstly I wasn’t keen on chasing around after puddles of wee and poo but mostly I didn’t want my baby to grow up.  That transition out of nappies, to me, was the last thing about Spud that made him my baby.  I needn’t have worried because as you will have all seen from our update posts he took to it like a duck to water.  We took it fairly slowly and Daytime Dryness was achieved within a few months of starting.

The Huggies Potty Training Challenge Day 1

Written by Lauren. Posted in Huggies Potty Training Challenge

As you all know we were asked by Huggies_UK to take part in the Huggies Potty Training Challenge.  After a somewhat shaky start we all got ill so nappies went back on.  Then I was at my parents house and had the gear with me and the intention to start again, but Spud point blank refused to sit on any potty in any part of my parents house.  He even refused to sit on the toilet.

We got home on Tuesday and on Wednesday he had Holiday Club so we decided to go at it all guns blazing today.  At the Huggies shoot I spoke to Child Psychologist Emma Kenny who advised me that even though Spud asked for a nappy and refused to go for a wee on the potty he was ready and that it was down to me to be consistent.  Because I had been given this advice I knew that if i was faced with “NO POTTY MUMMY!” again that it wasn’t that he wasn’t ready just that I had to be the one to be strong.  Doing their business in a nappy is easy for a child.  They don’t have to think about it and they don’t have to stop what they are doing.  In preparation I discovered that I had to move the potty into our downstairs toilet because now that Spike is moving he has developed somewhat of an obsession with it.

Last night I said to him that from today all wee wees and poo poos had to go in the potty.  His immediate answer was no despite the excitement he had shown when we very first received our Huggies Potty Training Pack.  This morning straight after breakfast the nappy came off.  We had a hard hour of him crying, pointing at the nappies, whinging and generally not being very happy about it.  Eventually I managed to get him to do a huge wee on the potty and the Hubby and I went bananas!  Spud was slightly shocked by the reaction from us but soon joined in and even decided to do another huge wee!  I honestly didn’t know his little bladder could hold that much.

It all went swingingly after that with even an accidental poo on the potty.  Now I can deal with nappies.  I can even deal with poorly bottom nappies but I am really struggling with his poo in the potty.  Every time it makes me gag and I’m stood there trying to be positive and excited about it but also pushing away the urge to throw up.  It really doesn’t make sense to me!  Every time Spud needed a wee he came and got me and did it on the Potty.  There was a total of ZERO wee accidents on the floor today!  However we did have one accident.  He did an almighty poo right in the middle of the playroom.  I don’t even think he meant to do it and he came and told me rather than examining/squishing/picking it.  At bath time we put him in as usual and within minutes he was crying his eyes out.  I managed to understand “down please” from him and saw he was holding his bits.  I asked him if he wanted the potty and he literally jumped out of the bath and onto the potty to do a wee.

I am so so proud of him, it couldn’t have gone any better (except for the poo incident!) I just hope that it is the sign of things to come and not just a fluke!!

You can follow see the rest of our potty training journey by clicking this link: The Huggies Potty Training Challenge

The Huggies Shoot

Written by Lauren. Posted in Huggies Potty Training Challenge

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