Tuesday 3 June 2014

TOMY Mickey Mouse 3 in 1 Potty System - Review

The idea of potty training is such a daunting and scary prospect. Since the day C was born, it is the only thing that I said I really wasn't looking forward to but it has to be done! 

I obviously don't want to get stressed out over it because I know that it will have a negative effect on C. Recently, he's been trying (sometimes successfully!) to pull his nappy off and when he's done a poo he'll pull it down a bit at the back to let me know that he needs changed. Ahhh, he's becoming a big boy!

C is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and TOMY very kindly sent us one of their Mickey Mouse 3-in-1 potty systems. I hoped that as it was a character that he would recognise, it would make the whole process easier on him. 

For a few weeks, I just sat the potty in the living room so that he would get used to having it around and so it wouldn't scare him. We have now progressed to giving him nappy free time about 20 minutes after having his dinner (alongside lots of water) and popping him on it when we think he's about to go. So far, we haven't been 100% successful. At the beginning, did try to stand up straight away. He's so active so I think he just didn't understand why we were sitting him down when he just wanted to play! We are perservering and he seems to really love his Mickey Mouse potty!

I mentioned that it is a 3-in-1 potty. Firstly, it can obviously be used as a regular potty. The potty also has a yellow soft foam insert which you can take out and place into your own toilet then close the lid of the potty and use it as a step so that the transition from potty to 'big toilet' is easier. The potty also has a 'chain' which makes a cheering noise and although it doesn't actually flush, it gets your child used to flushing when they do eventually move onto the big toilet. C always throws his arms in the air when it cheers because he's so proud of himself!

It is quite deep so can hold quite a lot of wee and is very easy to clean.  

All in all, I think that this is a great item to begin potty training especially as it grows with your child too. It is suitable from 18 months and retails at £29.99. It requires 2 AA batteries which are included. 

(I didn't really fancy posted a nakey pic of him so here's a clothed one for size reference!)

You can find out more about the entire TOMY range at their website, Facebook and Twitter

(Disclaimer: I received this potty free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

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