Potty Training with Thomas and Friends Book

Potty Training with Thomas and Friends Book

We started the first steps of potty training Miss M last Christmas and she took to it so well.  We bought her some ‘big girl’ pants with her favourite cartoon characters on them and she felt very grown up.

Bearing in mind she follows us into the toilet uninvited all the time, she had a good idea of what went on in there!

We decided at the time not to push the issue too much as I was pregnant and we wanted to keep life as simple as possible.  Instead, we let her take the lead.

So if we were going to the toilet, we asked if she wanted to go too for a wee and she soon started asking us herself if we would take her.  It really helped that her grandparents and carers at daycare did the same and she got to see the other children using the potty or the toilet too.

We just didn’t push it and she did very well with very few accidents.

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There was probably a point along the way that we should have enforced the ‘training’ more so but we didn’t so now we’re at the point still where she’s ‘almost’ potty trained.

As we’re emigrating to Australia soon and will be boarding a long haul flight, we’ve decided to wait until we’re settled before ‘finishing’ the task of potty training but I was excited to be sent these two Thomas & Friends potty training books (published by Egmont RRP £5.99) to encourage her along when we start again!

The Thomas & Friends My Thomas Potty Book goes through every step of the potty training experience from choosing pants, using the potty, accidents and washing hands.

The Thomas & Friends Well Done Thomas Activity Book encourages positivity during the process with activities, rewards charts and certificates.

Miss M loves Thomas & Friends and has done since she first started watching TV and as well as that, she LOVES stickers, so I think this system will really help her complete her potty training.  Why do all toddlers love stickers so much?!

I grew up watching Thomas & Friends too and I love that she’s a fan of the show.  In fact, she knows more of the characters than I do!

The books are not just a rewards system but they aim to educate her on the whole potty training process so we’re sure that we can use them well to teach us and her what to do, rather than just winging it as before!

If you’re about to start potty training your toddler, here’s your chance to win a copy of the books too!  Simply complete the Rafflecopter below:

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Disclosure: this post is in collaboration with Egmont.



  1. John Milnes
    24th September 2015 / 12:19 am

    Sylvia was so easy to toilet train. My wife was a early years teacher, this made this so much easier. I guess books like this help the little ones learn in their own way when its potty time.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Tracy Nixon
    23rd September 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Try to start potty training during the warmer Summer months when you can let you child roam free in just their training pants and a tee – so much easier for them to pull down when they feel the need to go (without having to undo trousers, pull down tights, take off trackie bottoms etc!

  3. Martina Pichova
    23rd September 2015 / 9:29 pm

    wait for the signs that they are ready, don’t rush it

  4. 23rd September 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Don’t uae pull ups. It’s misleading.

  5. Samantha Mann
    23rd September 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Wait until they are ready, they will be less pressured and you will thank yourself for waiting. Its no fun them coming home from nursery with 11 pairs of wet pants/trousers because they don’t know what to do yet (story of a nursery nurse)

  6. kim neville
    24th September 2015 / 7:38 am

    Waiting until they show signs they are ready and make it fun and stress free as there will be lots of accidents

  7. ashleigh allan
    24th September 2015 / 8:07 am

    dont stress!

  8. Becca Staples
    24th September 2015 / 8:28 am

    Lots of praise and encouragment. And actually explain what needs to be done, and what the toilet is for etc

  9. 24th September 2015 / 9:46 am

    lots of encouragement and don’t rush them xx

  10. aaron broad
    24th September 2015 / 10:01 am

    Have lots of patience

  11. Liam Bishop
    24th September 2015 / 11:02 am

    Don’t get made at them if they make a mistake, they’ll get there!

  12. 24th September 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Consistency! Keep going!!

  13. 24th September 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Don’r rush them – it is harder in the long run

  14. Anthony Harrington
    24th September 2015 / 8:06 pm

    don’t panic if it takes longer than you anticipate, it will all fall into place……..eventually!

  15. Angela W
    24th September 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I haven’t started potty training yet as my daughter is only 13 months but I do sit her on it now just before her bath to get her used to sitting on it x

  16. Alix Smith
    24th September 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Lots of patience – don’t make a big deal of accidents

  17. 24th September 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Be patient, we trying very hard but still have accidents.

  18. 25th September 2015 / 12:49 am

    Start them when they are ready and never before! You don’t want to force them into it before they feel comfortable and it’s much easier and stress free for both parent and child do to so too.

  19. laura stewart
    25th September 2015 / 12:27 pm

    don’t rush them xx

  20. betony bennett
    25th September 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Bribery!!! And heaps of praise of course!

  21. kayleigh Bates
    25th September 2015 / 10:54 pm

    They’ll decide when they are ready x

    27th September 2015 / 10:31 am

    Have patience, don’t rush them x

  23. Corinne Peat
    27th September 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Not to rush it, not all toddlers are ready at the same time.

  24. Kirsty Ward
    30th September 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Lots of Praise & Encouragement! :)

  25. Julie Ward
    2nd October 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Don’t push them when they are ready it will all come together

  26. kimberley ryan
    3rd October 2015 / 12:30 am

    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

  27. Pam Francis Gregory
    3rd October 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Be Patiant

  28. Monica Gilbert
    3rd October 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Try to be patient, even when accidents occur. And praise any successes, no matter how small.

  29. angela roberts
    4th October 2015 / 1:50 pm

    my grandson is just gone 2 and he is starting to realise when he goes toilet but dont like the potty

  30. Clare Munden
    4th October 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Patience and praise :)

  31. Emma Wolski
    5th October 2015 / 10:24 am

    Have a star chart reward system!

  32. donna l jones
    5th October 2015 / 2:24 pm

    have patience

  33. 5th October 2015 / 10:07 pm

    i have none! my (only just turned) 3 year old will not entertain the idea of the potty or not wearing a nappy :(

  34. 6th October 2015 / 12:22 am

    be patient – every child learns differently so let your child take the time they need – dont feel pressured by what other people’s children have achieved at mother and toddler / nursery either!

  35. emilia nastaly-howard
    6th October 2015 / 10:47 am

    Do it when she’s ready

  36. kayleig dudley
    6th October 2015 / 4:26 pm

    you can never ask too many times if they need to go, i feel like that’s all i say to my 2yr old at the moment, but its working and he answers me

  37. janine atkin
    6th October 2015 / 7:33 pm

    have plenty of patience

  38. Kim Styles
    6th October 2015 / 7:36 pm

    don’t make it an issue -make it fun and relaxed

  39. Jodie W
    6th October 2015 / 7:46 pm

    wait until they are really ready before trying

  40. Caroline Signey
    7th October 2015 / 6:44 am

    Start when your child seems ready not just because they have reached a certain age.

  41. Susan B
    7th October 2015 / 8:26 am

    Give them privacy, if they want it, and praise when they succeed.

  42. Kristy
    7th October 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Patience and perseverance

  43. Sarah Rider
    7th October 2015 / 5:51 pm

    No tips as we’re about to start potty training!!x

  44. 7th October 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Take the potty everywhere you go with you.

  45. Teresa sheldon
    7th October 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Patience and Praise

  46. Laura Barratt
    7th October 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Don’t get stressed by people telling you they should be out of nappies now! Trust your instincts and let your child try when they are fully ready! We managed to potty train both of our twins at 3 years and 3 months in half a day and we were so proud of them when they did! Just give lots of praise and encouragement!

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