Monday, 20 August 2012

Potty Training On the Go

If there were one aspect of parenting I would outsource, potty training would win hands down.  It’s hard, it’s messy, and it can take a really long time.

Well, just because you’re potty training your child, doesn’t mean that life as you know it has to come to a stop.  Here are a few tips that have helped us train our kids while getting out and still having some fun (because let’s face it, you’re earning it).

  1. Know that your kids are going to have accidents.  Just because they have 3 accidents in one day doesn’t necessarily mean that they are not ready to be potty trained, it may just mean that they need more help.  Don’t give up.  Potty training is a process, so it’s helpful to think in terms of weeks (or months), not days!
  2. Treat pull-ups like underwear, not diapers.  Really, they will save your life and allow you to leave the house.  Don’t use them all the time, but for outings, they can’t be beat.
  3. Always carry a change of clothes.  And I mean always.  For boys, nylon windpants are our favorites and leggings are great for girls.  Honestly, it doesn’t take much more room than a diaper and you’ll be grateful you have them!
  4. Go easy on your kids.  Potty training is really hard for them.  Would you want to stop playing with your toys to go to the bathroom?  It’s hard for them to understand why they need to do it, so be patient.  Remember, you need to work with your toddler to make this happen.
  5. Don’t become homebound.  The first few days of potty training are helpful to stay home, but eventually you need to get out.  With some kids, this means showing them where the toilet is every time you go somewhere new.  Other kids need you to carry their little in the back of the car because it’s so hard for them to go in a new place (Mason).  Be brave and go play, even if you are working on potty training.  I can guarantee that both you and your child will appreciate the break!

Remember, even though potty training is really hard, it will eventually be over.    Hopefully, you’ll be able to look back at this phase and laugh (or at least not cry anymore).

Good Luck!

Written by Jessica Averett from bring-the-kids.com

Joovy would like to add that we take potty training seriously and we invite you to check out our potty, the Joovy Loo.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

This is Serious Business – the Joovy Loo is Sensibly Designed!

Joovy feels that potty time is serious business.  Our sensible design focuses on reinforcing the ultimate transition to an adult seat and makes sure that clean up is easy.

We understand that teaching your child to “go” is your number one priority, but cleaning up afterwards is a very close second.  This is why the Loo has a completely sealed inner bowl and has been designed with only two parts that fit cleanly together with no nooks or crannies for spill overs to get trapped.

The Loo’s bright white color and ultra-smooth finish ensures clean-up is a snap. Its non-slip base offers stability during use and the integrated splash shield prevents spills.  The large capacity bowl has plenty of fill space and is easy to lift out and empty with our no-touch grab handle.  Our solid construction can handle kids of all sizes and is rated to exceed 60 lbs.

The Loo was designed in America at a world-renowned industrial design university and uses smooth ergonomic forms to ideally fit your child without limiting their comfort.  The design is simple and uncomplicated so you and your child can focus on the task at hand.

The Joovy Loo combines contemporary styling with watertight cleanliness to give you the most functional potty on the market.

The Loo is entirely BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free.