Potty trainers, is it necessary?
Potty training is the one thing I never looked forward too. I think it’s one of those moments during motherhood that you wish your child can wake up one day and magically poop in the toilet without messing their underwear or calling you to wipe their butt.
To be honest I haven’t fully potty trained my daughter yet but I plan on doing it before my son arrives. I really don’t want to be buying nappies for 2 kids. But that comes to another question… Disposable or Reusable? I plan on doing more blog posts on this topic because honestly right now I’m a bit confused.
Kitana’s school potty trains and they asked me to send some panties which I did (one ended up getting stolen… like seriously? It was a Sofia one too) and she seems to be fine at school but when she comes home it’s another story. She never tells me when she wants to poop but she does say when she wants to pee. Why is it always easier with number 1 than 2?! There were a few accidents where she peed in her pants but then I discovered potty trainers.
What are Potty trainers?
Potty trainers are designed to allow your child feel “wetness”. This way they realise that something isn’t right in their pants and would tell mommy or daddy to change him/her.
Is it necessary?
To be honest, it isn’t compulsory. I know many moms who missed this step but if you are planning on introducing potty training slowly than it is a good idea. For me, it is. I’m not rushing potty training. I’m not sure if this is the best method to do it but I’m trying.
I’ve got 2 different brands which I’m busy reviewing at the moment but I’d like to talk about one that was sent to me by a fellow mom from the Mamahood Group.
I’ve mentioned this amazing group before and now I’m happy to say that I’m working with the admins for reviews. This group is dedicated to all things motherhood for moms in South Africa. The group has over 40 000 moms across SA and it just keeps growing! I feel like it’s time we get a Mamahood t-shirt. 😉
I’d like to introduce you to Fun Baby. A company that specializes in reusable nappies and potty trainers. Now there are loads of companies who do this so what makes this one stand out?
Well first the service I received was amazing, Frances is a sweetheart and because of that I will order from her. Customer service is extremely important to me and she nailed it! The training pants was neatly packaged and just by looking at it, I was excited to try it. My only disappointment was that it didn’t look like a pantie but instead a nappy. It was a bit confusing for my daughter because she has reusable nappies that look similar.
The Potty Trainer features:
- The outer layer is made of PUL which is waterproof and breathable. It can be washed and does not get deformed. No plastic cover is needed.
- Bamboo inner allows baby to feel wet which aids in potty training.
- The insert (excluded) is a blend made up of 4 layers of high quality, super absorbent microfiber and bamboo. It is the most popular insert as it is very absorbent.
- The patented pocket-style opening enables parents to customise the absorbency of each trainer by adding more inserts.
I love the touch and feel of the product and it does its job well but I would like to see more of a variety in the range especially different designs that a toddler would be excited to wear.
I’m still using the potty trainer so I might add more updates on this review as I like to review a product long-term.
The good news is the online store is having a sale! Who doesn’t love sales?! The normal price of the potty trainer is R163 (excluding inner) but you can get it for R146 (excluding inner).
I’m excited to be running a giveaway with Fun Baby and the Mamahood Group.
You can WIN 2 x Nappies (Print of your choice) with inserts and 1 x Roll of Bamboo Liners
2 x Trainers (Print of your choice) and 2 x inserts.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Share this post on social media.
2. Like Fun Baby on Facebook -> www.facebook.com/Fun-Baby
3. Comment below and let me know what you think of potty trainers and where you shared the post.
If you are in any Mamahood Group, you can do the following:
4. Share the review from You Baby and I’s Facebook Page.
5. Comment done on the giveaway post in the Mamahood Group. (IF you comment done on the facebook group page, you don’t need to comment here).
Competition closes 1st July and is opened to South Africans only.
Good luck! 😉
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