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How To: Potty train your little boy

Ready for potty training with your little boy? Awesome! Use these simple tips to get you off to a great start:

  1. 📚 Start reading potty training books and talking about the new venture! 
  2. 🚒 Get a potty and let him put stickers on it. You might want to put one potty in the bathroom and another in the living room. 
  3. 🦸‍♂️ Get a toy, or older sibling, to demonstrate how to use a potty. 
  4. 🧸 If he's too distracted and won't sit long enough on the potty, try reading a book or playing with his favourite toys. 
  5. 🚽 If he's decided to use the toilet instead, get a toilet training seat so he won't be scared of falling in. 
  6. 🧼 Get a stool so he can reach the sink and wash his hands. Use this time to teach him about hygiene. 
  7. 🪑 It might be easier for him to sit down at first. He then might do poo at the same time!
  8. 🎯 If he's standing up, practise aiming by putting a little toilet roll ball in the potty/ toilet and ask him to aim for it. 
  9. 🩲 Take him shopping for 'big boy underwear' and let him choose his own.
  10. 📅 Set a 'big day' date to begin potty training, and look forward to it together. Make it exciting! On the 'big day' remove the night time nappy and put his 'big boy pants' on. Take him to the potty every 20 minutes. 
  11. 🛌 If he's going to nursery or grandparent's house, ask them to continue potty training. Putting a nappy on will only confuse him. The exception might be a trip to the shop. If you decided to put a nappy on, explain it's only for the shop and take it off as soon as you return home. Night time potty training takes longer so your child will still need a nappy for bedtime. 
  12. 🤗 Be calm when accidents happen. Quickly clean them up and remind him that wee and poo go in the potty. 
  13. 🥳 Praise, praise, praise! Even if only one wee or poo made it to the potty, make a big deal out of it! Children love stickers so a chart might be a good idea to track his progress.
  14. 💧 Protect your sofas, beds and carpets in case of any accidents. PeapodMats washable bed pads stay in place with no straps and quickly absorb any accidents so you don't have to spend hours cleaning!

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One major flaw

I bought this mat for my 3 year old as we are training to go through the night with no nappy. It performs well and does keep the underlying sheets dry. It’s also pretty good at not moving around while sleeping. However, there is one major flaw …. It says in the instructions that tumble drying is not recommended and it takes FOREVER to dry once washed. So, if I wash it in the morning (following an accident) it’s at least two nights later before I can put it back on the bed! It’s way too pricey to have 2!

Thank you for your review, Mrs D! We're so happy to hear that PeapodMat works so well for your 3 year old! PeapodMats were created for easy everyday use and they're perfectly suitable for tumble dryers. You can care for your PeapodMat in the same way you would care for your regular towels. Hope this helps but please drop us a line at if you have any questions. Team JOIZI

Good alternative

I bought the medium size for a single bed and it is a good enough size. It's not a soft as I thought it would be although I have had no complaints from my kids. They are completely waterproof no leakages so far. Only downside is without a tumble dryer they take at least 12 hours to dry.

Hi SS,
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! We're glad to read that PeapodMats work well for your kids!
You might want to put your PeapodMat for an extra spin cycle after the wash - this could help with the drying.
Hope this helps but please drop us an email at if you have any questions.
Kind regards,

Couldn't do without

Brilliant idea, I'm tired of washing sheets every night, this protects the bed and stays in place.

Hello Eve,
We're happy to hear that PeapodMats protects your bed and stays in place!
Thank you for your feedback and all the best,

Pink pea pod

Very fast delivery! Well packaged and great product package!
Little granddaughter loves the colour and her big girl sheet is helping her to move from nighttime nappies to dry all night every night,and in the first week of using her pea pod she has only had one‘accident’ and the pea pod lived up to its name and kept the rest of her bed lovely and dry - no leakage or anything not even the duvet cover! Excellent product. Thank you!

We're delighted to hear that your granddaughter loves the colour of her PeapodMat and that it helps her to move from night-time nappies to being dry every night!
Thank you for your feedback and all the best,

PeapodMat | Size: Medium
Debbie McNaught
Fit for purpose

This has be a great addition to supporting my father and it makes changing the bed easy as it’s only this that needs changing not the whole bed. Although a bit expensive it was worth it

Hello Debbie,
It's great to hear that PeapodMat makes changing the bed easy!
Thank you for your feedback and all the best,