Potty Training with Thomas Giveaway

Potty training – this is one stage I have been slightly dreading with the double trouble element! The girls were 2 in June and they seem quite aware of their toileting habits. Charlie was 2 years and 4 months when he was potty trained and he was so easy to train so I’m absolutely crossing everything the girls will follow suit as they refuse to stay still when trying to change them and having two in nappies is a dear do!

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We are ready!

So far we have potties and pants at the ready and the girls know what they are doing – they just tell us when it’s too late! We recently received two Thomas and Friends books; the ‘Well Done Thomas’ activity book is to help encourage your child to do a great job. I love  that there is a reward chart, stickers and certificates so that you can make potty training fun and enable you to give lots of praise not just for potty training but for various tasks such as being good at bedtime, making someone smile or just for good manners. 

The ‘My Thomas Potty Book’ is specifically aimed at potty training children. You can read it with your child and help to guide them through why they are starting to use a potty and gives a positive message that you may have an accident but that doesn’t matter. At the end of the book there’s an envelope page with a reward chart and stickers.

We are going to start introducing the book into the girls bedtime routine in the hope they’re going to start understanding the process. They do sit on the potty currently but we are yet to have a wee from either of them.

Potty training can be stressful so with a familiar character friend such as Thomas it makes the process more fun. My one tip would be – patience! There’s no point trying to rush them which is what I’m not going to do; they will start in their own time and when they are ready. I’ll be interested to see if they follow each other as with most things – whatever one does, the other one is usually quick to copy and not be left behind; twin life is hard work and very full on but it’s fascinating to see their own personalities.

Like the look of these? Win your own!

I’m giving one lucky Twinderelmo reader the chance to win this potty training bundle. All you need to do is simply complete the RaffleCopter below. Open to UK residents aged 18+ only. Prizes will be sent directly from Egmont.

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  1. Tracy K Nixon
    22nd September 2015 / 5:51 am

    Try to start during the Summer when your little one can roam in their training pants with a tee or little dress (therefore they have quick and easy access to pulling down their own pants when they need the potty)

  2. Ashleigh Allan
    22nd September 2015 / 6:05 am

    don’t worry about accidents!

  3. iain maciver
    22nd September 2015 / 10:00 am

    don’t rush it

  4. rebecca cusick
    22nd September 2015 / 10:01 am

    Patience! That is all. All kids learn at their own pace & potty training is so so stressful but you’ve got to stick to it x

  5. andrea tinkler
    22nd September 2015 / 11:25 am

    Be calm and do not be anxious as this will reflect on your child xx

  6. Andrea Fletcher
    22nd September 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Lots and lots of patience and be prepared for accidents.

  7. Kay Panayi
    22nd September 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Make it fun

  8. laura stewart
    22nd September 2015 / 6:05 pm

    take your time there’s no rush xx

  9. Martina Pichova
    22nd September 2015 / 8:51 pm

    wait until they are ready, watch for the signs

  10. Samantha Loughlin
    22nd September 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Make it a fun experience

  11. 23rd September 2015 / 2:49 am

    Follow your child’s lead when they show interest and signs of readiness instead of some magic number all the books say

  12. 23rd September 2015 / 6:46 am

    Patience, I tink when people say that they cannot train their children, it is the parent who fails, not the child. You have to try, try and try again.

  13. dawn f
    23rd September 2015 / 9:18 am

    loose fitting pants so they don’t get so confused

  14. aaron broad
    23rd September 2015 / 11:01 am

    Rewards and lots of encouragement

  15. Clare Hubbard
    23rd September 2015 / 1:00 pm


  16. Sarah O
    23rd September 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I agree that patience is key, but it’s also easier said than done. I must remind myself when it’s the time comes for number 2 to be potty trained

  17. 23rd September 2015 / 4:56 pm

    don’t rush

  18. Suzie W
    23rd September 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Try not to get too stressed

  19. Corinne Peat
    23rd September 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Always take plenty of changes of clothes just in case.

  20. kayleigh Bates
    23rd September 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Dont force it, your child will know when hes ready x

  21. 23rd September 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Don’t start until they are ready. I say this because my son is 22 months old and isn’t quite ready to start just yet and it’s the only advice I can share because it’s my only experience so far. This would just be perfect for him. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  22. Alix Smith
    26th September 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Lots of patience & don’t make a big deal of accidents.

    26th September 2015 / 5:28 pm

    we have 3 potties, one upstairs and 2 downstairs, saved rushing. as my little one would get upset if she didnt make it in time. if she was playing in the front room, and needed one quick, it was right there, and if she was playing in the Kitchen, to save time her running to the front room, we added the kitchen one too. (they were from the pound shop). Also, a ‘Carry Potty’ is a godsend. we keep it in the car.

  24. betony bennett
    28th September 2015 / 9:26 am

    Once you start you have to persevere!

    30th September 2015 / 7:37 am

    not to rush them, it will happen when they are ready

  26. rebecca nisbet
    1st October 2015 / 10:54 am

    do not pressure them or gets stressed, and wait till they are ready to do it, when they do lots of praise and getting excited really encourages them.

    2nd October 2015 / 11:30 pm

    don’t rush them, I am in the process of trying to potty train twins, one is doing really well and the other is not quite ready yet. They all do it in their own time

  28. Clare Munden
    3rd October 2015 / 11:08 am

    Take your time and be laid back. It’s the one thing that can’t be rushed 🙂

  29. Lyndsay-Rose
    3rd October 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Its all about patience no matter now frustrating it can be

  30. Victoria Lovell
    3rd October 2015 / 7:16 pm

    We’ve only just started training. But I think you need to wait until they’re ready.

    4th October 2015 / 10:37 am

    Plenty of patience and praise

  32. donna l jones
    5th October 2015 / 10:18 am

    be patient

  33. kay lou smith
    5th October 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Wait until they are completely ready. My daughter was trained 2 months before she turned 3, it was so quick and easy and she was totally ready. Am hoping for the same for my son 🙂

  34. 5th October 2015 / 8:49 pm

    i have none! my 3 year old will not entertain the idea or a potty or not wearing a nappy 🙁

  35. Monica Gilbert
    5th October 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Celebrate the successes, no matter how small they might be.

  36. Laura Loo
    6th October 2015 / 10:07 am

    Don’t rush it and wait until they are ready

  37. jemma dwyer
    6th October 2015 / 7:21 pm

    have patience

  38. kim neville
    7th October 2015 / 8:07 am

    Wait until they are ready and expect lots of accidents so dont get stressed

  39. victoria thurgood
    7th October 2015 / 10:55 am

    don’t rush it

  40. Anthony Harrington
    7th October 2015 / 12:23 pm

    not to panic if it takes longer than you anticipate

  41. Lizzy Cooper
    7th October 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Dont rush it !

  42. Natalie Crossan
    7th October 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Make it fun and take it slow

  43. Kim Styles
    7th October 2015 / 5:13 pm

    dont make it an issue,make it fun !

  44. Caroline Signey
    7th October 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Start when they are ready

  45. dawn barnes
    7th October 2015 / 8:35 pm


  46. Samantha Mann
    7th October 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Wait until they’re ready. My little boy is two and a half and I’m not even contemplating starting him yet, he’s just not interested. These books will come in handy to start planting a few seeds though