Potty training
in lockdown toolkit

In these unusual times, thousands of parents are faced with the prospect of potty-training in lockdown. However, although we might be stuck at home, we’re not alone. Our potty training toolkit will give you everything you need to make #PottyTrainingTogether a fun and rewarding experience – for Big Kids and parents alike.

Challenge accepted! Let the games begin!

First, check you’re both ready

Because every Big Kid is different, there are no hard and fast rules to #PottyTrainingTogether

Your Big Kid will let you know when they’re ready to potty train with some unmistakable body language. Check out the link below for more information on spotting the signs.

Signs of readiness

Things you’ll need

Potty (or toilet seat and step)

This is the seat of learning. The potty is your Big Kid’s friend and should always be close by, especially in the early stages!

Reward charts and stickers

Help keep your Big Kid motivated by making a game out of potty training. Celebrate every little win with them by adding a sticker to chart their progress.

A special soap

Always important, but especially now, hand hygiene is a vital part of the Big Kid Game. Build it into your potty training routine and reward good hand washing with stickers and praise.

Potty training timer

Building a potty training routine is important. A potty training timer helps them know when it’s time to go.

Pull-Ups – Day Time and Night Time

Help your Big Kids become more independent at potty time with training pants they can pull up and down themselves. Get yours the easy way at huggiesdirect.co.uk

Potty Training Theme Book

Use a potty training book to help make potty training fun and engaging for Big Kids.

Lockdown potty training hacks from nursery worker Jeni

Pull-Ups® Day and Night Time for easy potty training

Pull-Ups® are specifically designed to help Big Kids learn how to potty train with ease and a sense of fun:


  • Temporary feel wet layer aids learning
  • Stretchy sides mean children can pull pants up and down without help
  • Designed to look like real underwear, with Disney© graphics


  • Consistent potty training. Children aren’t confused by switching back to nappies and nappy pants at night
  • Temporary feel wet layer is replaced with a super absorbent layer, for a good nights’ sleep
  • Same fun Disney© features and wetness indicator
Buy on HuggiesDirect.co.uk

Advice from our nursery friends

To help our potty training community, we’ve enlisted the help of our friends at Kids Inc Nurseries. These experienced professionals are often potty-training up to 20 Big Kids at once, so they know what they’re talking about!

These videos were recorded before the Government’s measures on social distancing and self-isolation.

Praise and rewards

Patience is key

Always be prepared


Celebrate your Big Kid’s potty training experience in style. Join our community on Instagram and use our digital stickers and emojis to show us what winners they are. Just search ‘Big Kid Game’ when adding a sticker in your Instagram story to see our full selection!