When Is the Right Time to Ditch the Nappies?

Jul 17, 2013, 06:48 ET from Huggies Pull-Ups

LONDON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Most parents start thinking about potty training when their child is around 18 to 24 months old, but there is no perfect time to begin - it is down to the individual child.

A helpful tool to assist parents in working out when their little one is ready to start potty training is Huggies® Pull-Ups® 8 signs of readiness. Located on the Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training website, a child who demonstrates at least three or more of the signs of readiness is all set to begin potty training.

8 signs of readiness

  • Your child can stay dry for two hours at a time during the day or is dry after a nap.
  • Your child is uncomfortable with soiled diapers and wants them changed.
  • Your child shows increasing interest in the bathroom.
  • Your child's bowel movements are regular and predictable.
  • Your child wants to wear Big Kid® pants.
  • Your child can indicate by words, facial expression or body language that he or she is about to go.
  • Your child can follow simple verbal directions.

This time of year is a great time to start potty training girls and boys. With the weather being warm enough to let them run around the house or garden in just a pair of Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training pants, quick dashes to the potty are much easier without having to mess around with complicated buttons and layers of clothes. It also makes cleaning up little accidents that little bit easier. Parents can also take this opportunity to show their little one the unique fading Disney® graphics which Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training pants feature, to help toddlers recognise when they are wet and dry.

From the very beginning of a little one's potty training journey, it is important to be consistent and put them in a pair of Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training pants during the day and Huggies® Pull-Ups® Night-time when they go to bed. Pull-Ups® Night-Time provide extra absorbency and increased protection throughout the night, ensuring little ones stay dry. Pull-Ups® potty training pants offer a practical solution to make potty training fun and easy and the tools available on the Huggies® Pull-Ups® potty training website help make potty training easier for both parent and child. The easy pull up and down nature of Huggies® Pull-Ups® are just like Big-Kid pants!

For further potty training trips and advice and free downloadable potty training tools visit the Huggies® Pull-Ups website.

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