It’s been a few weeks now that Joshua has been telling us when he needs to have a wee or a poo and he hates having a dirty nappy on so we tried him with a potty but he just wasn’t having any of it. He wouldn’t even entertain the idea and after an afternoon of being nappy-free, he cried until I had put him back in a nappy so that he could have a wee. He’s got great holding skills! But it was pretty clear that potty training wasn’t going to happen for us because Joshua just did not want to sit on the potty without a nappy on.
When we was offered the opportunity to review Toilet Train Bing I jumped to it, I knew that this would be perfect to help Joshua get on the potty and realise that it was okay to sit on the potty to have a wee on.
Toilet Train Bing is the perfect companion for toilet training and I think he is a very unique little toy. Joshua took to him straight away, recognising him from watching Bing on TV, and he automatically knew that he had to sit on his little toilet. Joshua sat bing down and then ran to grab his own potty so they could both sit on the potty together. It was the sweetest of moments and I felt that it got Joshua to actually want to sit on his potty.
Squeezing Bing’s tummy turns him into an interactive little rabbit and it’s easy to fall in love with this little guy. He has a few games to play with the children and our favourite is hide and seek. Bing counts to 10 while the children hide and then it’s time to find them! During game play, Bing will announce that he needs a wee and that’s when you have to rush to get him on his toilet. If you make it in time, he hums a little tune whilst having a wee and you know he’s finishes when you can hear the toilet flush. If you don’t make it to the toilet in time, Bing has an accident. His nappy lights up to indicate that he has wet himself.
I think, with some encouragement, this could be the perfect toilet training aid. Bing definitely has the ability to teach children that when they need a wee, they have to sit on the toilet, and he does it in a fun and interactive way. Getting the children involved and showing them what they need to do with a lovable character that they recognise.
Toilet Train Bing is available from Argos for RRP £31.99 and he is definitely worth every penny to help get those kiddies out of nappies and on the toilet!