Do you want to help your baby use a potty from birth? Are you looking to potty train your toddler? I am here to support you to help your child gain mastery of this important milestone.
I’m a potty training coach!
I provide classes for parents, Doulas, Nursery/Early years practitioners, Childminders and Nannies. I teach baby pottying (elimination communication) for babies 0-18m and potty training for toddlers aged 18m+ using a non-coercive and gentle approach. I am a Registered Children’s Nurse and I have two children, both of whom used a potty from birth. Over the years, I have used my passion and enthusiasm to support countless parents via classes, 1-2-1 sessions and our local meet-ups held in Yorkshire, UK. Read on to find out more about the classes or go straight to the Classes 2018 page for dates and booking information.
POTTY LEARNING from 0-18m
Dealing with a pooey nappy has to be one of the least enchanting aspects of being a new parent, right? Did you know that like you, babies also have a very strong instinct to be clean and dry? What if I told you that in the same way that you respond to your baby’s hunger cries, or his need for comfort or sleep, you can respond to your baby’s elimination needs? And that this is what humans have been doing for 200,000 years before nappies were the norm? You can begin teaching your baby the potty or toilet as early as birth.
Using a potty instead of a nappy, even just some of the time, has many benefits for you and your baby, as well as the planet. Part-time is OK and you can use nappies too. Your baby can be toilet independent by 18 months of age without having to potty train. It’s easier than you think.
I teach a gentle method developed by Andrea Olson (Go Diaper Free), which will enable you to recognise and respond to your baby’s elimination needs. Potty learning from birth is also known as “elimination communication” or EC, or baby pottying. Find dates for upcoming classes on the Classes 2018 page.
POTTY TRAINING for 18 months+
Potty training can be something that many parents dread. And I get that! It can be hard if you don’t know where to start. Using disposable nappies has become the norm in our culture. But did you know that the recommended age to potty train is actually around 18 months?
And what if I told you that you don’t have to “wait for readiness” and that potty training can take 7 days or less? By the time your child is 18 months, they are developmentally and emotional ready to potty train and leave nappies behind, whether or not they have used a potty before. Potty training around 18 months responds to your child’s innate need for mastery and promotes their blossoming need for independence. And its so much cleaner and nicer for you and you child than using nappies for years. Gentle, quick, simple.
I teach a simple three-step process that will help you potty train your toddler or older child gently but swiftly, in as little as 7 days. I will show you how to break the cycle of nappy dependence and maintain ongoing independence. This is a non-coercive toddler-led approach developed by Andrea Olson (Go Diaper Free), that teaches your toddler how to be reliably clean and dry, without stickers, bribery or force. This class is suitable for all children aged 18m – 3 years. Find dates for upcoming classes on the Classes 2018 page.
Worried ‘early’ potty training will harm your baby? Read my evidence based article here to dispel common myths.
book a 1-2-1 session with Rebecca
If you can’t make the classes or you would like a tailored session to address a particular stage or perhaps troubleshoot a potty-related problem, you can book me for a personal session via FaceTime or Skype, or if you are local, in your home. To arrange this, please contact me via our Private Coaching page or via the Little Bunny Bear Facebook page.