Our Raving Fans

Here is a just a small selection of Raving Fans that have come back to let us know just how great toilet training was using our products.  If you would like to send us your video or written success story to help other parents know they can do it too, please email us at info@pottytraining.com.au.

We love helping parents with their wees and poos!

Our Raving Fans on Video

 

Emma Johnson - Overcome the Poo Challenge with her son with the (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)

 

 

Allison Arnold - Overcome the Poo Challenge with her son with the Poo Pack

 

 

Dani - Overcame Toilet Refusal with her 2yr old daughter & started and finished with her 14mth old daughter in just one week with wees!  She used the   (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

 

 

Started at 16/17mths and finished with her 18mth old son - day and night - with the (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK

 

 

20 months old

By: Jess 1st November 2017 (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

I am pleased to say Isabella is now toilet trained (day). It took about 2 weeks, she's 20 months old. I plan to tackle night training shortly. Thanks Tracey

 

From Childcare Director

By: Kelly, 30th October 2017

I wanted to share with you their wonderful news (a family from chilcare centre) – their daughter Zara is now fully toilet trained and having no accidents. The family extend their sincere thanks to you Tracy and your awesome system – they are simply delighted with such a quick result!!


Trained in a week!

By: Rita, 27th  September 2017 (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi there, I purchased your online potty training package and it was a huge success for my daughter and within a week she was toilet trained. Thank you!


Proud Mummy!

By: Jacinta, 4th September 2017 (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi I'm delighted to let you know Scarlett is doing her poos in the toilet since 16th of August, Scarlett, Mummy & Daddy are super proud. It was definitely a battle for all we tried all the options & one day Scarlett didn't like having poo in her nickers anymore.

On the 2nd of June the nappy was put in the bin &  not one has been put on since so in 2.5 months we have a fully toilet trained little girl at 3.3 years.


Mr Poo song

By: Catherine (Smelly Song)

My kids love this song but they wished there were pictures to go with it, a poster with the words for parents to sing & or a cartoon video clip, like the cards that were used on the Shark Tank clip (which we watched together first!) That said, Mr Poo song definitely has added some laughter to our toileting so - Thankyou :D
 
Comment from Pottytraining.com.au: We do have an animation in YouTube, CLICK HERE to dance.
 

"All the pieces of the puzzle"

By: Emily 4 August, 2017 (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Toilet training our courageous lion / wise old owl daughter was proving a little challenging until we came across your programme. What a difference it made to present the challenge to her in the right way! The personality test has been such an incredible tool in giving me the right messaging to motivate her and avoid any meltdowns, or stubborn defiance. Being able to phone you and troubleshoot any little situations was just incredible and your advice was always spot on. Now it's time to toilet train my youngest - I'll report back! Emily

 


"Wow"

By: Emma 4 July, 2017 (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

We received our fun pack 10 days ago now and O.M.G. Not gonna lie the first few days were quite messy and it took miss 17 months and I maybe 4? days to catch a wee in the toilet but yesterday we had no wee accidents and today she has started to tell us when she needs to go! She has also started to stay dry during her day sleeps! After thinking she was too young after the first two days I'm glad we persevered! She loves the whole PRIZE concept, stickers and story book and all the info about making the experience positive and rewarding based on her personality really gave my husband and I the confidence to push ahead through the mess ha! Going to be brave and go out without a nappy tomorrow, wish us luck!!

 

"No signs of Readiness, done in 4 days"

By Jayme: 12 December, 2016 (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Totally agree on the 'may not show signs of readiness'  My son was 22m old & is a loveable lamb & showed absolutely NO 'signs'...none...and we fully toilet trained him in 4 days (thanks to your program!) & he has been night trained for 2 months...  However he still doesn't go by himself...he just let's me know when he needs to go & i take him... sucks but he isnt even 2.5yrs yet, so hopefully soon he will want to do it himself!

 

“Toilet Training is Going Great thanks to you guys!!  Awesome program!!”

By Jo & John: 03 August, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Hi Tracy,

Our Wilson was a reluctant toilet trainer who really did not want to part with his nappy even though he is now 4 years old. He would             become very distressed at the mere mention of using the toilet.

Mum then mentioned she had seen your potty training site and thank goodness she had found you! We bought the "Dumpy and the Gang kit" and there has been a complete turn around!! Plus the toilet Yum Yums have been awesome too!! He enjoys aiming at them!! Quite a fun game for him and really helped him focus!!

Thanks to your kit we were able to actually get Wilson into the bathroom and once we started reading the Dumpy book he relaxed and was laughing and really enjoyed the experience of meeting all the characters. Also having the special sticker chart really helped him as he enjoys working towards to the rewards. Stickers look fantastic too and reinforce the wonderful characters in the "Dumpy and the Gang Story"!! 

As parents this "Dumpy and the Gang kit" has been a dream come true. As it helped us identify our Wilson's personality (we discovered he fitted into the Wise Old Owl category perfectly). So this helped us understand as parents what he was going through and the reasons as to why he was finding it difficult to make changes in something that he had been used to for so long. With this kit it gave us the skills as parents to work with Wilson and of course the reward system has been a great idea for him!! He enjoys putting the stickers on the chart and working towards his surprise gifts. We actually decided to buy a Star Wars Pinata and we have wrapped lots of small gifts and put them inside (we enlarged the opening of the pinata and popped the pressies inside). Wilson sees this pinata every time he goes to the toilet and he knows he is working towards getting a lucky dip prize!! 

So using your awesome "Dumpy and the Gang Kit" along with the Yum Yums has been absolutely awesome. Dumpy and the Gang are such wonderful characters which Wilson has been able to relate to and it has given us a good laugh as parents after having such a stressful time in the past. We always leave the book on show in the bathroom too and it is re-read on many occasion along with other story books. Also we have found decorating the bathroom with Wilson's drawings and pictures has helped too!! He loves the smelly song too by the way and dances along to it.

So thanks to you all over there at Potty Training. We would not only recommend this program to parents who are toilet training for the first time but also to parents who like ourselves were unsuccessful in the past and so stressed out. Thanks  to Dumpy and the Gang we regained the confidence to give it another go and the enthusiasm to have another go!! Also would you believe it - our son now initiates the visits to the bathroom. He now goes with confidence and is so proud of himself!! He is so loving being out of nappies and being so independent.

You are more than welcome Tracy to share this message on your site for other parents to read. Our pleasure.

Thanks again for all your help and support and wonderful service and for keeping in touch.

From two grateful parents. Jo and John.


We Were Pulling Our Hair Out.... Now We Understand Our Son!

By Julia: 29 July, 2016   (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracey,

My husband and I were pulling our hair out trying to toilet train our first. We went through a whole gamut of emotions, from naively thinking he'll do it himself when he's ready, to reprimanding him for having an accident or hiding to poo which we thought he was doing on purpose. I questioned everything about myself and got to the stage where I really felt helpless & a terrible mother. Everybody that I spoke to about it seemed to have a better experience than I was having. It wasn't until I came across the Ultimate Toilet Training System that everything fell into place, for me first then for my son. I realised that what I was asking my son to do, he had never done before in his life. And I developed a better understanding of how to teach my son. I never understood what people meant by "make it fun" until Tracey enlightened me to find anything positive in even what seems like the most dire of situations. An accident in his pants turned into "oh well, good boy for telling mummy you've done a wee/poo. Where do our wees and poos go? In the toilet." It wasn't long until his behaviour started to change, and that glimmer of hope was all I needed to relax and think "I've got this, he's got this, we WILL get there!" Soon enough, that first wee went into the Weeman and we haven't looked back. 

Cheers,

Julia.


Your Service is Amazing!

By Danni-elle: 18 July, 2016 

I just want to say your service is amazing, i ordered 3 of the toilet training underwear today and they got here today, that's amazing! Thank you so much!


After Struggling for So Long - Just 3 Days To Overcome & Within 2 Weeks Night Trained!  I am Raving to Anyone Who Will Listen....

By Aiva: 10 July, 2016 (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

I really couldn't sum up how happy with are with the products and support we have received in just a few words.  I am happy for you to include all or parts of the below to let other struggling parents and care givers out there know just how amazing our experience has been.

Thanks, Aiva

Our son was 2  ½ and not only refusing to use the toilet but refusing to change his soiled nappy, throwing tantrums, even to the point of running to the bin to take a dirty nappy out to put back on.  The ‘experts kept telling us that our son would let us know when he was ready and not to force the issues, so we waited and waited, even though my gut feel was that this wouldn’t change anything, how could doing the same thing have a different outcome.  Each helpline we called said we were doing the right thing and we should just keep trying.  We persevered, and tried everything…removing the nappy and somehow expecting our son to let us know when he needed to use the toilet, rewarding, punishing, asking him if he needed to go every 5 minutes, which of course he would reply no to instantly and then 10 seconds later, proceed to go on the floor. This was causing real anxiety and tension in our house.

We needed help!

By some small miracle, that we happened to turn on the T.V when you were on the Shark Tank.  I was really sceptical at first, another company selling some elusive dream, a happy toilet trained toddler in just days or weeks… how much would this cost me and would I be disappointed!

After a a few initial emails to the team to work out the best product for us, we have never looked back!

We ordered the starter kit and my son was so happy to receive his potty training package, addressed specifically to him with a car on the front.   We did the personality test and we could see that our strong courageous lion, with a little cheeky monkey mixed in, was determined not to give in. This was because all the techniques we were using were the exact opposite of the techniques you provided us.

We spent the first few days getting ourselves comfortable with the toolkit and steps and our son comfortable with what was going to happen.  We read our fantastic Dumpy and the Gang book at every opportunity.  Within 2 days my son had memorised the catchy story and we knew it was time to start.  Off came the nappy and we had success on our first day and no accidents.  I could not believe it was happening and was sure it was just a fluke.  It only took 3 days to have him toilet trained including day naps.

Within 2 weeks he was night trained and we have only had a few accidents since.  

The Super Weeman is his favourite product, so much so that we now have one for each bathroom. 

I am raving to anyone who will listen about just how amazing and simple this process is and how supportive the team are.

I wish that all the help lines, clinics and support groups out there, who we were encouraged to contact, would have told us about you and your products. 

We have our second baby on the way soon and I am so confident to start the process earlier and avoid those months of stress we all experienced. 


My 23 Month Old is Doing Awesome..... So Happy I Have Your Pack!

By Rebeka: 8 July, 2016  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi Tracy,

I have been toilet training her (23mth old) for three weeks now. She'd doing awesome! I'm really happy I started when I did and so happy I have your guide and pack.

The last few days shes had no accidents and asks me or tells me when she needs to go to the toilet. She's done poos on the toilet too.

Thanks, Bek.


Night Trained in 2 Days.....

By Amanda: 1 July, 2016 (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Hi my name is Amanda I came to your workshop at Kindy Patch Groverly Childcare on Tuesday night and it was great I just wanna say my daughter was night trained in 2 nights. She is 3yrs old in August.


Major Poo Challenge for Months - then 4 DAYS DONE!!!

By Jess: 14th June, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM - BELLA DIGITAL)

Hi Tracy, I just wanted to contact you to say a heartfelt thank you.

After purchasing the digital version and implementing your system last week our little girl only took 4 days to be totally trained. Our courageous lion is now a little toilet pro, she loves going and is so proud when she gets her tokens. Last night she even took herself to do a poo in the "big girl toilet" all by herself, proudly announcing it to the whole house when she had finished.

We have been having major poo challengers over the last few months, she was holding on for days and was so scared to go. It was such a stressful time in our house, I am 6 months pregnant so was starting to panic we weren't going to be able to sort it out before baby number 2 arrives. So last nights poo success was a major achievement in our house. So thank you again, it's been life changing. Now on to the night training... Thanks so much, Jess 


The Personality Profiling is Amazing..... I'm over the moon!

By Nicky: 29th April, 2016  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

I purchased what you suggested and BIG success with our 3 year old daughter (3 years, 7  months).  We went from refusing to sit on the toilet and the odd time she would sit on there nothing would happen.  We had limited success in the past but had been told to wait until she was about 2.5 years old which we did but also what didn’t help was travelling overseas twice within 6 months so the training was intermittent and without much success.  Then it took a step backwards with toilet refusal.  She would wear knickers and never have any accidents but would ask for a pull-up to wee or poo in.  If we didn’t give one to her she would just hold on.

When your Girls Just Want to Have Fun pack arrived in the mail she was all excited and the child profile showed her to be a Courageous Lion.  On day 2 she was doing wees on the potty and once on the toilet and by day 3, on the toilet instead of the potty, sometimes taking herself, and did her first poo on the potty.  All poos were done on the toilet after that.  So 3 days to be fully trained you could say and now just takes herself to the toilet to wee and poo all the time.  No problems with public toilets and she doesn’t even use her little toilet seat and just balances herself on the normal toilet seat.  Seriously incredible!  Was really starting to worry prior to purchasing your system about what to do as nothing was working.  The personality profiling was amazing and she really responded to it to the toilet training coming from that angle!  I’m over the moon!

Thanks so very much again, Forever grateful, Nicki :)


Day and Night Trained.... I Highly Recommend This Program!

By Eva: 20th April, 2016 via Facebook (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Just wanted to let you know that since getting your program (started on Good Friday) our 3yo is now fully toilet trained. We have had a handful of "accidents" only and he is now confident going to any toilet to do both 1s and 2s with or without an insert. We started "night training" last week and from day one to now (about 7 nights) we have had no accidents. We haven't even had to use the game. Just the shoe box and the profiling worked for us. I printed out big eyes and stuck them to the underside of the toilet seat and our loo is called Lui smile emoticon He has to be fed poos and wees other wise he gets "sad" and "hungry" worked a treat. I was worried the "reward" base method would cause problems in regards to him always wanting something (and this is where the game comes in handy as it's a good visual for when they get a prezzy) but I think knowing his personality was the key to say "guess what you are a big boy now and you have mastered the day time feeding of Lui so now we do not need the box for day time" etc. If anyone is not sure about this program I highly recommend it. Tracy is also helpful after sale with great advice and tips. I was told that waiting till 3 would be an issue but this program has taught me how to make it work for our situation. Thanks so much.


Dry Pants Dance is Awesome!  11 Days Night Trained.

By Serena: 18 April, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Hi Tracy

Just wanted to write a quick email and let you know how awesome the Dry Pants Dance was / is for Addison.  We are now on 11 days in and Addison has been dry every night but one!  She loves the song, we just listen to it twice every night – have had one read of the book (its been a busy few weeks) and her Brain / Bladder connection is now awesome.  She comes in some nights for a wee, others she waits all night – she is so proud of herself and tells all the family members she can (grandmas, auntys etc), how she is finally a big girl now!  We have now recommended your site to everyone we know that is struggling with kids from 3.5 to 7 so hopefully they will all logon and take a look.

Any chance you are working on a ‘How to stop sucking your thumb song’??? This would be much appreciated and would tick off my last ‘thing to do’ before baby #3 arrives.

Thanks for your great resources and information, it really has helped Addy and us through the long difficult night time phase quickly and easily!  Rebecca


Confidence in Kids Occupational Therapy - Professional Testimony

By Serena: 7 April, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

As an Occupational Therapist, I have been using Pottytraining.com.au resources and methods with my families I work with and have had many success rates. Tracey and the team at Pottytraining.com.au have been great to deal with, very friendly, and resources have arrived very efficiently. I highly recommend Pottytraining.com.au, their resources and toileting methods to assist with helping your child to toilet.


The Personality Profile is Excellent!

By Eva: 2 April, 2016 (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hey Tracy, Thank you so much for your time. Thank you too for sending us the digital pack while we wait for the physical one to arrive. The personality profile is really excellent as it really makes you sit down and think about your child and their personality. Your help out of hours too has been really appreciated. As a parent it is really easy to part with money on books etc written by people really only in it for the money. Your guidance and patience so far with us has been worth the investment while we are still awaiting the package. Thank you.


Can't Rave Enough About Your System.... now toilet training second child!

By Rachel: 18 March, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Hello. I have used your system with my now 2.5yr old (started at 18months) and it was fantastic. Can't rave enough about your system and your site. Both my sister and I have used it with our little ones and I have recommended it to many others.  I can't tell you how excited I am to start #2 from the get-go.


22 Month old asking to go... and what happened next!

By Renee: 10 March, 2016 (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Last year on visiting the nurse at the community health for checkup for bub (who was 22mths at the time), we excitedly told her how  we were toilet training using your methods. She huffed & puffed and proceeded to tell us that it couldn't be done under 2yrs according to the 'professionals'.

I'm happy to say that she was interrupted in the midst of her 'lecture' by bub asking to go to the bathroom. On returning after bub had successfully used the toilet for poos & wees she sat there in utter amazement stating how it was unusual that someone of bubs age could actually tell us that he needed to go. Unfortunately, people can underestimate what these little people can comprehend and achieve.  Thank you for your help.


Thanks for giving me the courage, he was so easy to toilet train!

By Jessica: 10 March, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Thanks so much for giving me the courage to throw out all my 2yo sons nappies! I've been ridiculously busy studying a double degree, working and being a wife and mum that toilet training wasn't high on the list late last year but we had a few half-attempted goes. He's goes to daycare as well and sits on the toilet but never actually went.  Then early this year after reading your stuff I said "that's it... No more nappies and let’s get him toilet trained before he starts daycare in his new room." And we did! To be honest he was amazing too and made it seem so easy! He's had a few accidents recently including overnight but they're all a rarity! Courage was really all we needed because he was ready... So thank you!


Toilet Training A Special Needs Child in Only A Week!

By Ruth: 11 February, 2016  (ULTIMATE TOILET TRAINING SYSTEM)

Loving having a child who's nearly toilet trained, after only a week! First thing she does each morning is sit on the loo and do her business, sets us up for a great day. Don't get me wrong we still have our mishaps, but we are well on the way. Thanks to Tracy Fulwood for hooking us up with the Ultimate Toilet Training System. As far as Eden knows she's just been playing a game the whole week.


Very Successful Training my 2 and 4 Year Old!

By Lisa: 11 February, 2016  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

I have used this training and been very successful. Training my 2 & 4 yr old foster girls who were behind in so many ways. But this plan works if you work it. Highly recommended.


Overcame Toilet Refusal in One Day!

By Edie: 29 January, 2016  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Tracy. About 2 1/2 weeks ago I was struggling to toilet train my 2.5 year old daughter using the potty training system. I had tried for months to get her to use to potty and although she started off great all of a sudden as quick as she started she stopped again. I tried to do it on my own for months and I was just about at my wits end when I contacted pottytraining.com.au to find out what i was doing wrong. Boy i wish i would have contacted them earlier because as soon as I had spoken to tracy and she explained to me what i needed to do - that day layla was using the potty for both wees and poos and she has been ever since!
I can't thank you enough or recommend you anymore!!


Your System is Awesome!

By: on 13 January, 2016  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

I wanted to let you know that your potty training system was awesome. My son and I loved all the characters and the sticker chart and he went from not liking the toilet to being perfectly trained with no accidents in around 3 weeks!  We saw great results after only one or two days. I do not think I could have done it without your integrated package and it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. Feel free to publish. 

Cheers, Alex.


Thank you for Your Prompt Service and Extras! 

By: Nat on 23 December, 2015  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi. I ordered from you last week and recieved it today. Thank you so much for your prompt service and extras contained within the parcel. It was more than I could have hoped for, especially at this crazy time of year.
Thank you and I hope you and your families have a lovely Christmas.
Cheers, Nat


Every Wee in the Weeman First Day and Haven't Even Started Yet!

By: Emma on 4 December, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hayden has done every wee today in the wee man!!!

I put a nappy on him for his nap and he said no mummy big boy undies. Very happy so far and we haven't even fully started, just the wee man has excited him.

Regards, Emma.


        Asking to Go After Two Days!

By: Sarah on 6 November, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Dear Tracy,

I purchased your Potty Training System two days ago (about 2 days in to our potty training) and I am thrilled to tell you that as of this morning Oscar is asking to go "wees" and "poos" before the event and making it to the toilet to do his business.  I was having some resistance to getting him to sit on the toilet in the first couple of days and after doing the personality test I was able to tailor my approach to his courageous Lion personality... "I'll do it!" ...I think he gets it from me, not that we'll tell Dad that!  :-(

I haven't actually received the physical product yet but the content you sent through has been so helpful.

Thought I'd share our success with you!

Thank you, Sarah


Toilet Trained in Just 4 Days - DAY AND NIGHT!

By: on 25 October, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi there Tracy,

Another success story to share - Harrison was toilet trained - day and night - in 4 days!! He is 2 years and 9 months old. At the end of day 2, I wanted to call you and/or give up but we persisted and it clicked for him. 

But the key - as you explained to me - was assessing his personality. The strategies suggested worked perfectly with him. Definitely a courageous lion! You mentioned that in our phone call and I focused on that. We have a little boy who takes himself to the toilet to wee and poo - never needs to be asked - flushes and washes his hands all by himself and not a single accident in less than a week. Our little legend!!

Thank you for your help, Nicole.


My Son is Now Pooing on The Toilet!

By: on 13 October, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

My son likes the yum yums and has started pooing again in the toilet for the first time in almost a year. Hilarious really. Thanks.  


Wonderful Customer Service

By Kylie: 4 September, 2015  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Thank you so much, we recieved this package on Wednesday afternoon. I had one very excited girl.

Thank you to Tracy for her wonderful customer service when our original purchase was deemed 'lost'!


Next Day DONE!!!

By Nina: 4 August, 2015  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi Team I purchased your kit and received it on a Friday. Started using it on a Saturday night and my 4 yr old (yes, I know, a late start) (wise old owl) has been using the loo ever since for No.2s (she was already wee trained). No problems or resistance at al. Thank you so much. Your kit has been successful and amazing. Thanks Nina & Carla xx


The Methods Worked Brilliantly

By: Eloise on 8 June 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)

Just wanted to let you know that their are 2 very proud parents here of a courageous little lion who is now pooing in the toilet ☺☺☺ he has been since saturday. Decided too all by himself because mummy did and then ate a chocolate infront of him and he "missed out"...worked brilliantly...he ran to the toilet and did one all by himself. He now tells us that he wants to try and gets a prize box reward even for trying. He has been going every day sometimes more, since saturday and only having minimal wee accidents...even telling us sometimes he needs to go. So thanks so so much for all your kindness and help..i have confidence we will get there now ☺☺☺  Eloise


Bella Game Looks Wonderful!

By: Elise on 1 June 2015

Hi, We haven't started any training yet but have just bought your ultimate pack. I am waiting for it to download and have already downloaded the bella game which looks wonderful well done!!


No More Hiding to Poo and Dry at Night!

By: Devita on 14 April, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)

Hi Tracy,

The go potty pack and the wee man work magic for my boys. Specially for Marcus as he never missed wee in the toilet now :) Dry mostly during the night too, and no more hiding when he needs to poo.

Marcel is copying his older brother too wee in the toilet and the wee man is awesome....


Second Day and No Accidents!

By: Kellie on 12 April, 2015  (GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN PACK)

Hi Tracy,

Just wanted to let you know that today is our second official day of toilet training and Emily has not had 1 accident. We've had 3 wees and 2 poos on the toilet in the last 2 days. Getting her to that first prize was the challenge but now she knows that she gets a prize for doing it, it's so much easier. 

Thank you! We are now in full swing! 

Regards, Kellie.


Great Success With our 2 Year Old!

By: Andrew on 15 February, 2015  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)

Hi there,

We attended a workshop at Good Start Early learning last year and bought your system and a couple of the 3 part toilet seats. We took the long weekend in October and went hard for the day time training and had great success with our 2yo for day time. Dumpy and the gang worked a treat for day time and the sheet for recording his toilet times all worked easily for us.

Cheers, Andrew


Thank You for Great Old-Fashioned Customer Service!

By: Angela on 14 December, 2014 

Thank you. I've received my package and thank you for great, old-fashioned customer service. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you. Will be sure to recommend you to other parents.

Cheers, Angela.


A Massive Thank You - Your Concept is Amazing!

By: Kirstii on 21 November, 2014  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy just wanted to send a massive thank you for our recent delivery and your assistance. Your concept is amazing and the DVD really helped (my husband was totally into it and that is saying something). Kirstii with Elijah


OMG You Are Amazing!

By: Sarah on 9 November, 2014  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

Oh my God!!! You are amazing!!!

Yesterday morning we did what you suggested on Friday evening.

Ollie sat on the toilet happily, after throwing in 4 yum yums, watching the smelly smelly song on the iPad set up on a stool in front of him. I then gave him the option of pooing with me there, or me leaving and he could hide like hide and seek. He hid his face and said he wanted to hide. I pulled the door to and he sat there for a few minutes then got up off the toilet, shut the door properly and went back, sat on the toilet and did a poo!!! My husband couldn't believe it when he went and got him off and he had done it, as he often says he has but hasn't!

We have just had a repeat this morning. He didn't take very long, and told me when he had finished today. He has got some serious presents for doing it the last 2 days so will need to pull back a bit on that or we'll be broke :0), but I can't thank you enough. Our whole household is relaxed and happy - and relieved!

Thank you for your time on the phone. Thanks again, Sarah.


Toilet Trained in 3 Days!

By: Robyn on 7 October, 2014  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy Wanted to touch base and say a big thank you my little boy Jacob was trained in 3 days. We had some challenges  in overcoming the poo fears to making himself poo for a prize. Anyway he is doing that less now and we are just about to graduate off the reward sticker chart. My daughter Maddie had her first dry night last night. I know we are not consistently there yet but it was very exciting for my six year old.  I am very happy I now longer have to walk down the baby isle at the supermarket to buy nappies. You have saved me a fortune!!  Cheers, Robyn.


21 Month Old Boy Toilet Trained in 10 Days!

By: Robyn on 8 September, 2014  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

Thank you for your emails and the advice you have given along the way. 

It seems to have clicked for Ethan and it only took 10 days. He's now regularly going to the toilet for wees and poos and we have had whole days now with no accidents! (Mummy and daddy are so happy!) He even lets us know now when he needs to go when we are out and about.  He has also started waking and asking to go to the toilet in the middle of the night.

He is loving the stickers and prizes and is always asking to read Dumpy and the Gang when he is on the toilet (Dumpy, Mike, Helen and Bronwyn are clearly his favourites.) Sometimes in the evening, he doesn't want to get off the toilet now, which is a real turn around from 10 days ago.

He has really responded well to the stickers and prizes and to using an alarm timer based on his bladder size. 

At first there did not appear to be a pattern in his toilet times but he is now getting a bit more consistent. And he is now able to hold on for short periods about 5-10 minutes, if we can't get to the toilet straight away when he tells us he needs to go. Pretty impressive for a 21 month old! 

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your help through this process. Your products, recommendations and support along the way has made toilet training a quick and very manageable process. Also, the Lupi Lu is fantastic! He won't use a potty so the toddler toilet seat has been wonderful. 

Anyway, I will let you know how we progress with night training when that stage begins. Thanks again.

Kind regards, Alison :)


Overcame a Serious Poo Challenge in Less Than a Month!

By: Robyn on 14 July, 2014  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

DAY 15:

We are at day 15 now and yesterday (day 14) Mavi did his poo in the loo in the morning with no nappy at home, and then again after lunch at daycare!!! His has become obsessed with the prize box and has started sitting on the loo hoping for poo to come. His body can't create the poo quick enough. He has even been in tears that no poo is coming. Then he goes and eats fruit hoping to create more poo. We have created a poo monster and I could be more proud and happy.

DAY 25:

We are at day 25 now and the poo challenge is no longer a poo challenge!!!! We are just weaning off the prizes for poos at daycare this week and then thats it!

I can't thank you enough or sing your praises louder. I am telling as many people as I can about your wonderful solution. 

I am happy to write a summary that you can use as a testimonial, FB post etc. Let me know.

Thanks again, Jodie x


Hands Down The Best!

By: Jess on 2 September, 2014

Cannot thank you enough, so glad we found pottytraining.com.au !!! 

My beautiful friend introduced me, It's hands down the best!


Night Training Finished!

By: Ellen on 30 May, 2014

Thank you do much for your advice, especially since I just wanted to cave. My son Jonah is back to normal and hasn't wet the bed at all since we last spoke. Sometimes he wakes to go to the toilet and sometimes he holds on throughout the night. Feeling very great and appreciate you taking the time out for me, thanks again.


Huge Success - Toilet Trained in 2 Days!

By: Tracey on 9 December, 2013  (BULLET PROOF BOY PACK)   

Hi Tracy,

I just wanted to email you and tell you that we had a huge success using the Go Potty Pack with Mitchell.  He loved the prize box full of presents and it gave us the confidence to get rid of the pull-ups and be consistent with our method.  We started on a Saturday morning, only had a couple of wet accidents. He held out all day and until the next morning to poo, but once he finally did he told us how easy it was.  He was pretty much done by the end of Sunday.

He is so excited that he will be going to Kindy in his big boy jocks next year and I no longer have to dread telling Kindy that he is not toilet trained - Yay!!

Thank you, Tracey.


Our Raving Fans Success Stories

Almost every week we get excited parents come to us at the markets or email us direct to let us know how successful toilet training was once they used our products and system.  We get just excited as you, so let us know.  We love to hear your stories.  Send us a video or written testimony letting us know what you used and how it helped and we can add it to the perpetual growing list of very happy parents.  Send us your adorable angel's photo if you want them to be a star on our Raving Fans page as well.

We sorted the success stories into AGE groups where we have known, so it can help you relate to the your situation.  PLUS, it really does highlight how significant AGE is when it comes to toilet training It is laid out below in true, real-life stories.  Just like research has proven, these stories are the facts that back it all up - EARLY IS EASIER!   Take a look at the success stories of the children OVER TWO YEARS old and compare them with the stories of children UNDER TWO.  There is an obvious pattern that can't be ignored!  Over two - had problems they had to overcome, often resulting in months of struggle.  Under two - started and finished well, no problems, often done in just days!  This is the proof.  It cannot be ignored.  Parents if you haven't started yet, take heed of these stories and choose which one you want to tell.    EARLY TOILET TRAINING IS EASIER!

 

OVER TWO YEARS OLD

3 year old girl - Toilet training for 6 months then 3 days done

Dear All at Pottytraining,
 
I would just like to say THANK YOU for your wonderful products.
 
A couple of months ago I purchased the "Girls just want to have fun" pack for my 3 year old that we had been toilet training for at least 6 months and had come to a stand still with it all. We knew she could do it but she just didn't want to. With accidents happening every day, the washing was continuous and I was constantly frustrated and stressed.
 
After the first day of using the pack we were receiving no resistance from our daughter in going to the toilet and after just 3 days was taking herself.
 
Your product is amaizing! I just wish I had found it 2 years earlier. I also purchased from you the early start potty training book for our 9 month old which I have nearly read and am about to start the training, as I am not going to go through all the trouble we had with our first daughter again. 
 
So thank you for giving my husband and I our sanity and time back,
Carrie


Isabella - 2YR OLD GIRL - 4 DAYS DONE!
"I had tried several different toilet training techniques in the past with limited or no luck. After being told by a friend about this product I decided to give it a go. I watched the DVD and certain things just stood out to me. Armed with this knowledge I began the process and am so excited to report that it took only 4 days to have her fully day toilet trained. I am over the moon. Thank you for this wonderful product."

Renee 



3YR OLD GIRL - 14 DAYS- OVERCAME POO PROBLEM AND NIGHT
"I just wanted to thank-you. A few weeks ago I purchased a toilet training pack. our 3 year old daughter had been partially trained for about 5 months but would not ask to go to toilet nor would she poo in toilet. I was not concerned about night training at all. Well within 2 weeks of your program she takes herself off to the toilet for both wee's and poo's (by herself) and refuses to use nappies at night (and not once wet the bed!). So I thank-you, your program has definitely worked and reduced the tension in our household."

Michelle
 



Imogen - NEARLY 3YR OLD GIRL - 4 DAYS DONE!
"Hi , I just wanted you to know how thrilled I was with your potty training kit which I purchased a few weeks ago. My nearly 3 year old daughter had a fear of sitting on the toilet/potty and was not interested in wearing undies. Within 4 days she was completely trained and is even getting through the night on occasion! I am telling everyone I know about the success I’ve had with your product so hopefully it will result in further business. Thanks again.

Priscilla


Mitchell - 3 yrs - Toilet Refusal for wees and poos - Overcame in a weekend

I just wanted to email you and tell you that we had a huge success using the Go Potty Pack with Mitchell.  He loved the prize box full of presents and it gave us the confidence to get rid of the pull-ups and be consistent with your method.  We started on a Saturday morning, only had a couple of wet accidents. He held out all day and until the next morning to poo, but once he finally did he told us how easy it was.  He was pretty much done by the end of Sunday.

He is so excited that he will be going to Kindy in his big boy jocks next year and I no longer have to dread telling Kindy that he is not toilet trained - Yay!!

Tracey


Eva - 2.5 yrs

Using your Toilet Training System was an amazingly positive and rewarding experience for my 2.5 year old. We had previously tried toilet training her twice from the age of 2 with some success, but there was something missing to motivate her to train completely during the day. A friend introduced me to the Toilet Training Chart and this is what made the difference. My little girl was so excited about going to the toilet because she got to choose a special animal sticker she wanted and stick it on herself. After she completed a row of stickers she got a little chocolate reward each time, and when she finished the entire chart she proudly walked into the shops to pick her own DVD. It was months after she trained that I was allowed to remove her chart from the toilet wall! The toilet chart was tangible evidence to her that she was becoming ìa big girlî! It helped instil confidence in her and of equal importance reduced our nappy bill!

Danielle, Brisbane, QLD


Gracie - 3 yrs

Thank you so much for your Enchanted Garden Toilet Chart... at last something that worked. Gracie was 3yrs old and her twin sister Ella was well and truly trained. I felt that I had tried everything I could, including my own home made reward charts. The day care she attend tried to assist by explaining to her, that if she could go to the toilet she could go and be with her friends in the kindy room. Again no success. To me the Toilet Chart was like magic...She just loved it. We gave her a sticker each time she did a number two'sie on the toilet, she got to put the stickers where ever she liked on her chart and every 5th success she got to take a present out of a lucky dip (your brilliant suggestion .. little things from the $2 shop) which she was so excited about. So there we have it, after approx 2wks Gracie was properly toilet trained and we have not looked back. So once again thanks for designing such a clever tool for over run mums like me, I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a no fuss, sure fire way to toilet train their little cutie.

Sharon, Brisbane, QLD


Mya - 2.5 yrs

Toilet training is one of the hardest things you can do as a parent... well it feels like it at the time OK!

Mya at 2.5 years refused to sit on the toilet. She would stop and start, but we could not keep her focussed enough to establish the habit. Eventually she stopped altogether. My husband and I conferred that we must have done something wrong...... We tried everything to get her going again (she already showed us she could do it), but nothing worked. We tried chocolate, positive reinforcement, bribes... but it was just not happening. I have heard said "The height of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result." So we decided to try something different. I designed a toilet training chart. Within three days of using it, my little girl was using the toilet every time. By the time we finished the chart, she was toilet trained.

I couldn't believe how easy it was. We were totally amazed, when only a day prior to using it, we couldnít even get her to sit on the toilet! Using the chart and the system devised, she was eagerly taking herself to the toilet. It was such a turn-around. I was so excited. From here I developed it further, designed some more themes, till it evolved into the Toilet Training Kits you see today on www.pottytraining.com.au. This product has been tried and tested on age groups from 14 months plus with great success. Although every child is different and some are quicker than others, this is a fantastic tool to help speed the process up. It helps your child establish interest in going to the toilet and maintain the focus to create the habit of using the toilet. Using the right tools and methods makes the difference between toilet training with confidence or struggling. I tried both ways and totally recommend the first option!

I have found the benefits of a Reward Chart are not fully realised until you actually use one. I underestimated Mya's response to working with this product and how powerful Reward Charts really are. Not only is it great for fine tuning the skills you as a parent would like to see improved in your child, for example, using manners every time, it made a huge difference for Mya to begin to understand what team work and goal setting was all about. This is something you can speak to your child in theory, but they never fully understand until it is played out in their lives. She now comes out with comments like, ìIf you close the lid Mum and I flush the toilet, then thatís teamworkî, which is really cute coming from a three year old.

By referring back to the chart on a constant basis, I am able to curb misbehaviour to a minimum, as I remind her of her goals and rewards. It is amazing how a simple, "What a pity, we aren't going to be able tick 'good girl' today" brings her back into line, without any ranting or raving on my part. The 'Extra Points' section just works famously as well, both with adding and taking away points. Just the threat of taking points away prompts her enough that I have never actually had to do it yet. Mya now looks for things to do around the house, etc, without me asking, which is excellent for developing independent thinking and cause and effect at such an early age. The Reward Chart helps you reward "good behaviour" as you are able to catch your child out doing "good things" and give them extra points accordingly. This is the best way to teach your child, and reinforce the behaviour you want repeated, by positively responding to them at the time it is happening.

I totally recommend the use of a Reward Chart as an excellent way to build character and skills in your child, as well as teaching them invaluable life lessons in preparation for adulthood. and the earlier you start the longer the habit is established and more likely to stick.

Tracy, Brisbane, QLD


Lauren - 2 yrs

I found the chart really did work. It DEFINITELY helped Lauren (& more importantly helped US to help her!) to become fully toilet trained. In the initial stages of toilet training, it took a while to fill the first 5 squares before she reached her first star but once she got the hang of it & understood that ìstar = prezzieî she was very keen. Initially, the 5 spaces seemed a bit too long between rewards but once we got the ball rolling they seemed to come around too quick & the prezzie box kept getting depleted!

The system is versatile to suit your childís personality, for example it was sufficient for a friend of ours to reward her daughter with a lolly each time the star was reached, but for our daughter a small $2 novelty gift wrapped up was definitely needed (& created a real sense of fun & excitement to go to the toilet). She loved the thrill of selecting whichever animal sticker she wanted each time & then selecting whichever wrapped prezzie she wanted from the prezzie box each time she reached the star square.

For Lauren, we completed the chart purely for #1ís (at that stage she hadnít mastered the art of #2ís on the big toilet yet). By the time we completed the chart, we then focussed on #2ís ñ which to our surprise & amazement happened pretty much instantly. Instead of the sticker reward system we just went straight to the ìprezzie boxî reward system for each time she successfully did a #2 in the toilet (once again, this is what incentive worked for our daughter). But after just a couple attempts she told us ìI donít need a present ñ Iím a big girl now. And that was the end of that Ö now THANKFULLY she's 100% fully toilet trained.

Before a friend gave me this toilet chart for Lauren, we would make some progress with toilet training then stop for a while, and then try again successfully for a day or two then she wouldnít be interested anymore. I think it was because of the consistent, fun & rewarding approach this system offers that makes it so simple & effective for the kids. I was really impressed with how simple, fun & positive the whole toilet training process ended up being.

Lisa, Brisbane, QLD


Samuel - 2.5 yrs

Many Thanks for your fabulous Toilet Training Kit. My son Samuel (2.5 years) was toilet trained in no time using your system. Our whole experience & adventure of toilet training our first-born was both enjoyable and stress free. Sam was very excited at the prospect of receiving rewards and presents every day for his little triumphs. He now feels very grown up and proud of his achievement.

Our daughter Alexandra (1.5 years) is also showing interest in the toilet after watching Brother Samuel and the fun involved. Your motto toilet + bum = happy mum certainly rings true in our home. Many thanks for the positive experience.

Julianne, Brisbane, QLD


 

Jamie - 33 months

I thought I had it easy with my son toilet training himself at 26 months, he blew me away, we went to our usual Saturday swimming lesson and I asked him if he want to go to the toilet first, he said "no", then proceeded to pee all over the bench - after his swimming lesson he said "wees quick quick", so I placed him in the shower thinking that he wouldnt do anything anyway, he then said to me \"no, not here in the toilet" - and hey guess what he did wees in the toilet and do so from then on, even poos went into the toilet, we had an odd accident here and there, but that was it - how lucky was I. Well, for 3 months anyway - then we did a complete 360 and started having accidents all the time and stopped asking to go. I was gutted and lost not knowing where to turn, I tried everything, rewards, begging, bribes I even got mad with him, I tried everything in all the books but no luck. So I put him into trainingpants, and struggled to get the message accross - he said all the right things but never did the right things, unless it suited him. 5 months later and still no success, just my good management 90% of the time, I found pottytraining.com.au and to be honest I thought "whatever, I will try anything" so I did. I put the charts up in the bathroom and no word of a lie 2 days later Jamie is asking to go all the time, poos and wees - I wont lie to you we have had a poo accident each day, except for the last 2 days, where we have had no accidents at all - so I sit here writing this with tears in my eyes knowing that I have succeeded getting Jamie back on track with his toileting and I am now awaiting for a delivery of more reward stickers and stars as we have run out. I have to say that I didnt really think that these kits would work, as it just sounds too easy in theory, but as they say its the simple things in life that are offen the best. Its not just the charts and stickers for Jamie but the information given for me to read on the process it puts it all into prospective for me as a parent and the chart for me to keep track of his toileting made it a little easier for me to undrstand his needs to go. Anyway I am one happy and relieved customer, and my son loves the stickers, especially the enchanted garden stickers

Nicole, Melbourne, NSW


 

Zach - 3.5 yrs

The toilet training is going fantastically.  We had tried everything to get him to use the toilet to do poo's, your system has worked since the day he opened the package.  It has been 1 week and no accidents, thank you very much.

I have told a lot of people about pottytraining.com as it has worked wonders with Zach, and was very easy and is continuing to work.  Before success with pottytraining.com it was very stressful in our house, Zach also seems a lot more confident in himself since he is using the toilet.
Thank you again

Karen, Adelaide, SA


Jonah - Regression with night training

Thank you do much for your advice, especially since I just wanted to cave. My son Jonah is back to normal and hasn't wet the bed at all since we last spoke. Sometimes he wakes to go to the toilet and sometimes he holds on throughout the night. Feeling very great and appreciate you taking the time out for me, thanks again.

Ellen

 


 

UNDER TWO YEARS OLD

19.5MTH OLD BOY DONE IN 12 DAYS - DAY AND NIGHT!
Hi, I just really wanted to say a BIG thank-you. My 19 month old son is toilet trained. Daytime and night time in 12 days! I am amazed and SOOOO happy!!..... Anyway, I committed, and lost the nappy at the first signs of his interest. And he 'got it' so quickly. Dry days at childcare, then dry nights with him waking to wee only days later. I'm so proud of him. I wish I had know about this way of toilet training for my daughter who took a good 6 months and was 2 and half by the time we finished.
Thanks!

Angela
 



Finn - 17MTH OLD BOY - TELLING "POO" AFTER JUST ONE DAY
"I just cannot believe it. I really thought he was too young (17 months) to understand the sticker chart and the whole going to the toilet/potty thing. Man did I underestimate my little guy. We started toilet training yesterday and today we had our first poo in the potty. I am totally gobsamcked that he has that understanding so soon. I filled out the little routine chart yesterday and monitered when he went. I knew around 11am he would have a poo. After going to the toilet several times during the morning and explaining this is where we do poo's and wee's etc......Bang on 11am he looked up at me said "poo" . We grabbed the potty and he happily sat down. We played our little counting game and then he looked at me again with big blue eyes and said "poo"- he hopped off and "bingo" a big poo. We went and flushed it, washed our hands and placed our sticker on the chart. This has totally changed my views on what age kids should be toilet trained and wish I had started earlier. I know I definately will with the next one. So THANKS for the great website. All the products are great and the information really useful. It has really given me a better understanding of toilet training and also more understanding about my beautiful big boy."

Catherine
 



19.5MTH OLD BOY - ONE WEEK DONE - TELLING HE NEEDS TO GO
"Hi, Just wanted to say thank you for all your products and tips. We are two weeks in to potty training our 19.5 month old and it has been a great success, within 3-4 days he was wee toilet trained and within a week he was poo toilet trained. He now tells us when he is ready to go to the toilet and to our amazement has developed bladder and bowl control in this time and will hold on until we get to a toilet. We have also had dry daytime naps and some dry nights as well. Although the first 3 days were a bit like toture I am so happy we stuck with it and our now reaping the rewards. We look forward to starting even earlier with our second child due in a month. Thanks again.

Melanie
 


 

ALMOST 18MTH OLD GIRL - 10 DAYS DONE

"I just wanted to post to say a huge thank you for giving me the advice and confidence to begin the toilet training journey for my almost 18mo daughter. I am actually blown away that in 10 days it is pretty much safe to say she is fully trained by day. As she wasn't showing any signs for being ready I doubted we would have any success and almost gave up, but we are now living proof that it is possible to train before 18 months. Next step, no nappies during naps and night time! We can do it! Recommending pottytraining.com.au to all my friends and will be discussing with my daughters childcare centre too!"

Ruby


 

Tristyn & Sebastian - 18 mths

My twin boys, Tristyn and Sebastian started showing signs quite early, so we started toilet training with them. They hated dirty nappies, wanted to take their pants on and off and showed a genuine interest in the toilet with us. So at 14 months I started putting them on the toilet, at 15 months they started to use the toilet. My niece had taken a lot longer than what my sister had anticipated so she had designed a Toilet Training Kit that worked so well that we started using it with the boys. It was so much fun getting them to put their own stickers on their own little charts and it was working fantastically.

A few holidays and winter later, my boys were out of nappies completely by 18 months. We were so proud of them and they were so proud of themselves and it happened in such a fun positive way. It did not take them long before they understood the concept that we would reward them if they tried to sit on the toilet and then to actually put something in it was just brilliant. We would go through all the steps involved until one day the routine was established and my boys were toilet trained. What we believed was going to be one of the hardest things to teach our children, ended up being a team building adventure for the whole family.

When at 18 months our boys were established with using the toilet and the use of their toilet chart was no longer required, we replaced it with their very own Reward Chart.

This simple chart changes the way our boys behave on a daily basis and in any situation. We set the goals at the beginning of each week and they get to tick off when their tasks have been achieved. They have been using their charts every day for 6 months now and get very excited each time they earn a tick. They are constantly telling us what "Big Boys" they are and what they deserve each week!! Its amazing how this creates a whole new thought process for them as it makes them think how they can earn their points and extra ones day to day. We also use their charts to teach them the days of the week, spelling, letters, numbers and counting, all while having a lot of fun.

They both love their charts, as this highlights their very own achievements, on the wall, displayed for all to see. They are very user friendly, can be used over and over again, for absolutely anything.

Kylie, Brisbane, QLD 


 

“We started following the potty training guide & it has been nothing short of brilliant.”

Jess, Coomera

 

UNDER ONE YEAR OLD

4.5mth Boy - Early-Start Potty Training (paperback) - Success after one day.

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that after our conversation last weekend at the southbank markets i read the book cover to cover and tried my 4.5mth old on the potty this morning. Oh my goodness he was doing poo face so i placed him on the potty and he did a poo and a wee so i made the noise the book suggests. The rest of the day was spent with my son naked trying to figure out his reaction before he did a wee. After his morning bottle i thought ok i will try him again, I placed him on the potty and did the nose and sure enough he did a wee and a poo again. Then when he was naked i noticed he did a wee every 20mins or so. So i placed him on the potty before the time was up and he did another wee. OMG this will change our lives, we already use the itti bitti nappies and love them but hopefully this means no more soiled nappies. My husband just placed him on the potty did the noise and he just did another poo and a wee. After we praised him he smiled he was so proud of himself. This is only day one i can't wait to see how the rest goes. Thanks so much. One very excited mother.

Lauren, Qld


KY - 9 mths - Poo trained since 5mths old

I started Ky on the potty at 4 months old after reading Early-Start Potty Training by Dr Linda Sonna. This book completely changed our lives. He responded almost immediately to being placed on the potty. It just made so much sense to me and after going through the hassles of toilet training a 2 year old, a baby is so much easier. All I am doing is teaching him to go to the toilet on the potty instead of in his nappy, therefore eliminating all the problems associated with trying to break this bad habit later as a toddler. He understands wet and dry at an early age and knows which muscles to use to expel waste. Around 5 months he started having bowel control, holding on before going. This is highlighted for example, by him being naked for a period of time before I actually put him on the potty, and once on, he then goes.

At 9 months he started having dry nights, his best effort being five dry nights in a row. He actually wakes every time if he needs to do poos and is starting to do this more consistently with wees. Prior to this he would wake up dry during his day sleeps every now and then as well. He knows what a potty is used for and it is just great! His methods of communication are still quite subtle, whereby you have to know your child's signs initially and place them on the potty yourself, versus them telling you directly. Subsequently, I get a winge to let me know, so I still have to be paying attention. If I am busy, I just set the timer on the oven to prompt me to take him. This works well because I know my child's routine. It is also as simple as putting him on the potty at key times throughout the day - before a sleep, after he wakes up, after a feed, before a bath, etc. I am attending to him then anyway, you just add an extra step in the routine. Instead of just slapping on a nappy, I put him on the potty. You become more in tuned with your child and he is happier because he is clean and dry. I am looking forward to the next stage of the process where he can communicate with me verbally or with signing. At this point I don't have to teach him anything different, the habit of using the potty is already established, the work is already done. He wants to eliminate in the potty, because he knows that is just what you do..... this is what mummy and daddy have taught me from the beginning, so I don't know any different.

Tracy, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Nilla 5mths & Zen 6mths

Neither of my children have ever worn a nappy. I began from birth using a technique used around the world that I call nappy free. With my first child, Nilla, I watched for body language or any other signal that she did before she weed or pooed. When I made a connection and knew a certain signal meant she needed to go, I would hold her under the legs with her back against my chest over a bowl or sink, where ever. I gave her a cueing noise ssssss, letting her know that now's the time to do it. And guess what!! She did it. At the tender age of 1 month she would reliably tell me (through body wiggles) she needed to go, with enough time for me to get her out of the sling , take off her pants and hold her somewhere appropriate. Sometimes I got it wrong and she didn't need to go. She'd kick her legs out straight, which was her way of saying 'nope, don't need to'. Sometimes I got it right and she still said no and then weed in her pants, and sometimes I got weed (and occasionally pooed) on. At night I'd lay her on a folded towel and cloth nappies. She'd wake to wee and I'd change the nappy straight away. (We co-sleep). Being a first time mum I was a bit overwhelmed by the sleepless nights and chose to do it this way instead of getting her up to wee. If only I'd known! At about 5 months old I decided to start getting her up. I kept a big plastic bowl by the bed and would hold her over that. It was so much easier! I wished I had done it from the start. By about 15 months old she was what I call toilet independent. She still needed help with her pants and wiping, but I was off duty. I didn't have to think about it anymore. Which was a good thing because 3 months later her baby brother arrived. Zen was so easy with nappy free. I was an old hand so I didn't even watch for signals that he needed to go. I just knew. It was like an intuitive sense. The thought would pop into my head from nowhere 'wee wee' And sure enough he'd need to. I did nights from the beginning and it was all so easy. I can't even imagine why anyone would want to nappy a baby if they knew about this. So by 14 months Little Zen was independent. Again he still needed help with his pants, but it was summer so mostly he'd be nude and just go out onto the grass. I wouldn't even know. Nappy free is heaps easier if you carry your baby in a sling and if you co sleep, but I know people who have done it without doing those things. But they do make life easier, all round, not just for nappy free. My nappy free journey has been just that; a journey. There were times when I thought that the house was permanently covered in wee and poo. (It wasn't, I tend to exaggerate) and other times when I was so happy I wanted to shout 'MY 2 MONTH OLD TELLS ME HE NEEDS TO WEE'. But one thing is for sure, I'd never change my experience and I'd certainly do it again 100 times over.

Tanya, Eudlo, QLD, Australia