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Why summer is a great season for potty training

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Potty training does not have a season, but summer is a great time to give it a go. Warm weather encourages more fluid intake that in turn helps for extra potty practice.

Potty training in the December holidays helps, as you can be around to help. Summer means less clothes, so much easier than winter when you are wearing three layers. Even better when it is sunny, let them run around naked. – just remember the sunscreen on those little bums, they have never seen the sun. Another good thing about being out in the garden is accidents will water the lawn and not your carpet.

Make sure you give it enough time as most pre-schools will expect fully potty-trained children. Do not try potty train the week before school starts. This may just backfire on you and they could regress. 

Do try Summer potty training with the My Size Toilet Potty by Summer Infant. This little toddler sized toilet with flushing noises can be placed anywhere inside or outside to catch the unexpected run for the loo.

 Summer Infant’s My Size Potty features the look and feel of an adult toilet to help ensure your child has a comfortable and confident transition to the real thing. Realistic features include a toilet handle with a flushing sound to encourage your child while potty training. The clip-on splash guard and flip-up lid help boys in the potty-training process, and the built-in wipe dispenser is perfect for promoting good hygiene. A removable bowl makes clean-up easy. For children 18 months up 

 Have a great potty-training summer!

Celebrate your child’s independence and your extra cash now that you will not be spending money on nappies!

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  • Parul Thakur October 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I am sure this is so helpful for new parents. When my friend trained her daughter, it took time but kids are fast learners. In no time, she was on her own. But I must say you made it look easy 😉

  • Denawa October 8, 2019 at 3:31 am

    How adorable! My niece who just turned 2 has a similar potty to this one that looks and sounds like the real thing. She loves it so much and it has really been helpful in transitioning her to the real thing. I never considered summer being the better month to potty train, I do love the extra hands during the holidays but the no mess of summer could be worth it.

  • Vidya Sury October 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Oh, I was so curious when I read your post title, but I see how it makes perfect sense! The sunscreen on those little bums made me laugh so much! The my size potty looks cute! What an excellent idea to get little ones used to the adult potty! Very nice! I remember how my son loved the sound of the water flushing!

  • Vicki Patton October 8, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    We tried to potty train, my 2-year-old (26 months) daughter this summer but she didn’t take to it. We got two different potties for her one being the Summer Infant’s My Size Potty. She loves the flushing noises and I like that it looks like a real toilet just smaller for her. The other potty was a potty/stool combo that we used previously as a stool. She knows that it is her stool, so she won’t use it as a potty lol. I am hoping to get her potty trained soon but ultimately want to do it when she is ready.

  • Lynne October 9, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more that potty training is best done during the summer months, especially when it comes to night time potty training since getting all that bedding washed and dried every time there is an accident is not easy during winter!

    I also made use of the December school holidays for potty training since they are at home for a long time with me and it is warm so we made good progress during that time.


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