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How To: Potty train your little girl

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

  1. 📚 Read some potty training stories and choose a 'big day' that you will begin potty training on, marking the date in a calendar. 
  2. 🌸 Get a potty and let her decorate it with stickers. Some parents find it's easier to have one potty in the bathroom and another in the living room. 
  3. 🧸 Demonstrate, with a toy, how to use the potty. Get everyone involved and have older siblings demonstrate too!
  4. 🪀 If she doesn't want to stay on the potty for long enough, distraction works best. Try reading a book or play with her favourite toys.
  5. 🧼 Buy a step so she can reach the sink to wash her hands. This is a great opportunity to teach good hand washing technique and talk about hygiene. 
  6. 🚽 If she chooses to use the toilet, it's a good idea to get a toilet training seat so she doesn't fall in. 
  7. 🧻 Teach her to wipe from front to back to avoid infections. 
  8. 🩲 Take her shopping for 'big girl underwear' and let her choose. Remember to get lots of spares in case of accidents. 
  9. ⏳ On the 'big day' remove the night time nappy in the morning and put her big girl pants on. Get her excited! Take her to the potty every 20 minutes. 
  10. 🛌 If she's going to her grandparent's house or nursery, encourage them to continue with potty training. Otherwise she'll get confused. Night time nappies are ok as it takes longer to be dry at night. You might want to put a nappy on before a trip to the shop. Remember, to explain to her that it's only for the shop and remove the nappy when you return home. 
  11. 🤗 Don't make a big deal of accidents. Quickly tidy them up and remind her that wee and poo belong in the potty. 
  12. 🌞 If summer is around the corner, you might want to wait until then as it's usually easier to potty train in warm weather. 
  13. 🥳 Praise, praise, praise! Even if only one wee made it to the potty, make a big deal out of it! You could use a sticker chart to commemorate her progress. 
  14. 💧 Protect your sofas, beds and carpets in case of 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,