Last year, for Cybermummy, I was lucky enough to be sponsored by Eric. That isn't a person, that's a mecca for those of us attempting potty training our children. Check it out! They have all kinds of tips and trinkets to make this whole potty training journey less of a nightmare to walk.
They prepare you for knowing when your child feels ready to potty train. They give tips on how to approach the sticky moments, how to praise and encourage, and how to keep going when you have a day in which your child splots out a massive turd on the carpet and drives his toy tractor through it before wiping his butt on the sofa throw.
Yep. That's what you just read.
Rather than resigning myself to popping to high school to change my teenager's nappy in a few years time we just cleaned the carpet, stuck the throw in the washing machine and stuck on a fresh pair of pull ups. Then asked A MILLION TIMES if he needed a wee.
Now the childminder is actively potty training, we have a sticker chart and I'm ordering this book from Eric's website. Mainly because I like the picture on the cover.