2018 Classes

We offer three types of classes (0-6 months, 6-18 months, and 18+ months) which are held in Mothercare at Crown Point in Leeds. You can also join our local support group or book Rebecca for a 121. 


CLASSES FOR 0-18M

Do you want to learn how to help your 0-18m baby use a potty? Our class will teach you everything you need to know in order to start and how to continue as your baby becomes mobile and develops into a toddler. We will also show you how to complete your pottying journey and be free of nappies completely from 18 months. What we teach can absolutely be fitted into your busy lifestyle; you can help your baby use potty part time and still use nappies.

Mind Your Pees and Poos: Potty learning for pre-mobile babies aged 0-6 months

Sat 5th May 2018 Mothercare Leeds 11:30-13.00  (book now)

In this class you will learn:

  • How to start with your 0-6m old pre mobile baby
  • When your baby needs to eliminate (timing, signals and intuition)
  • How to position and cue your baby
  • How to do nappy free time without the risk of mess
  • How to dress your baby 
  • How to potty at night time (if you want to)
  • How to potty part time 
  • How to use nappies when your baby goes potty
  • How to go potty when out and about, away from home, when you have guests etc
  • How to prepare for pottying when your baby becomes mobile. 

This is a great class for parents, doulas or other caregivers looking after tiny babies. Class resources include free materials, discount access to guidebooks and the Little Bunny Bear range of products.

Mind Your Pees and Poos: Potty learning for mobile babies aged 6 -18 months
Sat 19th May 2018 Mothercare Leeds 15.00 – 16:30 (book now)
Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Mothercare Leeds 09:30- 11:00 (book now)

Maybe you’ve already started helping your baby use a potty or maybe you have never done this before but want to start: this class is for you!  In this class you will learn:

  • How to start with your 6-18m old mobile baby
  • When your baby needs to eliminate (timing, signals and intuition)
  • How to position and prompt your mobile baby
  • How to do nappy free time without the risk of mess
  • How to dress your baby 
  • How to potty at night time (if you want to)
  • How to potty part-time 
  • Pottying during major developmental milestones
  • Overcoming potty refusal or resistance 
  • How to use nappies when your baby goes potty
  • How to go potty when out and about, away from home, when baby is at nursery etc. 
  • How to build towards complete independence from nappies

This is a great class for parents, caregivers or anyone working with children in this age group. Class resources include free materials, discount access to guidebooks and the Little Bunny Bear range of products.


CLASSES FOR 18M+

Potty training used to be something that all parents did, usually around the 12-18 month mark. These days, parents are less confident that they know how to potty train and often put it off until much later, risking problems down the line. But you don’t have to wait, and research shows that the earlier you get started the more benefits there are. With a clear plan, you can be confident that you know what you are doing and that you can totally do this!

Potty Masters: Non-coercive potty training for toddlers aged 18-36 months

Sat 16th June 2018 Mothercare Leeds    1-2.30pm (book now)
Sat 30th June 2018 Mothercare Leeds 10:00 – 11:30 (book now)
Sat 7th July 2018 Mothercare Leeds 13:00 – 14:30 (book now)
Sat14th July 2018 Mothercare Leeds 15:00 – 16:30 (book now)

Whether you have attempted potty training or are at the beginning of your journey, this class will give you the confidence to help your toddler develop mastery of this important milestone. By the end of this class you will:

  • Know how and when to potty train
  • Know how long it should take
  • Understand how to motivate your toddler and work as a team
  • Know how to implement a gentle 3 step method to break nappy dependence
  • Have a clear plan for potty training which is non-coercive and can be fitted into your busy lifestyle 
  • Understand how to maintain what your toddler learns 
  • Know how to avoid common problems 

We teach a very practical and direct approach which is baby-led and gentle. You and your toddler will work in partnership without the need for power-struggles, sweets, bribery or stickers. You will be nappy free from the first day you decide to start the potty training plan, and the whole process is usually completed somewhere between 3-7 days.

This is a great class for parents, caregivers or anyone working with children in this age group. Class resources include free materials, discount access to guidebooks and the Little Bunny Bear range of products.

Worried ‘early’ potty training will harm your baby? Read my evidence based article here to dispel common myths.


ABOUT THE CLASSES

Classes are for parents, parents-to-be, caregivers, and birth workers who are interested in an alternative to traditional potty training and want to avoid typical toddler potty training issues.

Class resources include free materials, discount access to guidebooks and the Little Bunny Bear range of products. Babies in arms welcome to the class. Older babies (mobile and beyond) may attend but we strongly recommend you bring someone with you to look after your child (e.g. take then to the soft play). The session is an hour and a half with a lot of content and you will get more from it if you are able to give it your full attention.


CANT MAKE THOSE DATES? 

Enquire about a 121 session with Rebecca in your own home for you or a small group.


feedback on our classes 

“We booked Rebecca for a one to one session to help us get our 3.5 year old toilet trained. We had had a couple of attempts and to say our son was resisting potty training, is a understatement. He was scared of using anything other than a nappy and would become distraught when we suggested it. We were at our wits end and couldn’t find advice that fitted our situation. All or books focused on younger kids. Luckily we saw a Facebook recommendation giving Rebecca’s details. She was very approachable, calm and non judgmental and she talked us through a strategy we could use, and discussed was of tailoring to address our particular issues.

Armed with a strategy and the confidence that this was the right approach we tackled it head on, thanks to Rebecca. The result was far better than we could ever have dreamt. Rebecca advised us how to work gently with our son to help support him emotionally. Once he accepted the potty he used it, unprompted, for everything, the same day. We have had very few accidents, even when on outings. When we have been out, he has used a toilet. We are delighted. We had been stressed and anxious about how to tackle this key parenting task, and Rebecca gave us the toolkit and simple strategies to confidently tackle it. We are all so much happier.

We are now onto night time training and we will definitely be asking Rebecca for her advice on this as well. Rebecca’s support has been invaluable.”.