Do you want to know more about how to help your tiny baby use a potty from birth? Are you thinking about potty training a toddler? Perhaps you are pregnant or expecting another baby and you are not sure where to start. Or, maybe you are a professional and you want to help the children you care for gain mastery of this important milestone. I am here to help you.
I am a potty training specialist!
I provide potty training classes for parents, Doulas, Nursery/Early years practitioners, Childminders and Nannies. The method I teach is gentle, non-coercive and can be used from birth. To help support you, I draw on my professional knowledge of child development and my personal experience of pottying both my babies from birth and helping them to be reliably clean and dry by 15-18 months old. Over the years, I have used my passion and enthusiasm to support countless parents to help their baby go potty.
POTTY LEARNING FROM BIRTH
Babies are born with the instinct to be clean and dry. I teach a gentle method which will enable you to recognise and respond to your baby’s signals and timing so you can confidently to help your baby go potty from birth. Helping your baby use a potty from birth has many advantages and from about the time your baby is 10-12 months, your baby is ready to enter the “teaching” stage, where they begin to learn the necessary skills to be independent from nappies for good.
Potty learning from birth is also known as “elimination communication” or EC, or baby pottying.
Worried ‘early’ potty training will harm your baby? Read my evidence based article here to dispel common myths.
POTTY TRAINING FROM 18 months onwards
By the time your child is 18+ months, they are developmentally and emotional ready to ditch nappies for good. My gentle method will teach you a simple three-step process that will help you gently teach your toddler how to be reliably clean and dry, without stickers, bribery or force.
If your child is already older than 18 months, don’t worry. It’s never too late to apply the same principles and my classes are suitable for children aged up to around 36 months/3 years.
upcoming training sessions for 2018:
To book a place on any of these sessions please visit the events booking page using the links
An introduction to baby pottying, philosophy and practice
Thursday 26th Apr 2018 Mothercare Leeds 10:00 – 11:00 FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Thursday 3rd may Mothercare Leeds 10:00 – 11:00 FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
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 I 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.
Mind Your Pees and Poos: Potty learning for pre-mobile babies aged 0-6 months
Saturday 5 May 2018 Mothercare Leeds 10:00 – 11:30 (book now)
All the basics for getting started, including how to know when your baby needs to eliminate, how to position and cue your baby andhow to go potty in different kinds of situations including nursery / away from home. It will also cover how to overcome common issues. Class resources include free materials, discount access to guidebooks and the Little Bunny Bear range of products.
How to help your older, mobile baby go potty, learn and stay in tune with your baby’s signals and timing as they develop. Understand how to move your baby towards independence, and away from nappies anytime from around 12 months onwards. How to overcome common issues such as potty refusal, pottying during major developmental milestones such as crawling, walking etc.
Potty Masters: Non-coercive potty training for toddlers aged 18-36 months
Sat 16th June Mothercare Leeds 1-2.30pm (book now)
30 Jun 2018 Mothercare Leeds 10:00 – 11:30 (book now)
Saturday 7 Jul 2018 Mothercare Leeds 13:00 – 14:30 (book now)
Saturday 14th Jul 2018 Mothercare Leeds 13:00 – 14:30 (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 baby develop mastery of this important milestone. You will earn how to potty train your toddler without sweets, bribery or stickers using a gentle baby-led approach, how to stop using nappies swiftly, gently and for good and how to troubleshoot common problems that occur during potty training.
For more information on baby pottying please download our free Go Potty Guide.