Mum uses £2.80 B&Q tiles to make potty training-proof floor in toddler’s bedroom09/21/2020
If you’ve been trying to teach your little ones to use the loo then you’ll know they occasionally have accidents.
Potty training is full of trials, tribulations and… carpet cleaner.
Making sure there’s no smell left behind after accidents can be a bit of a nightmare.
Well, one mum has found a clever hack which stops carpets or floors becoming damaged.
It makes clean up a dream for just £28.
Joanne Buckley, 42, from the West Midlands, has been potty training her little one, Cameron, two.
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The toddler was doing well with his training, but a few accidents happened on the bedroom carpet, leaving Joanne looking for a better way.
So she pilled up the carpet and found a series of foam floor tiles at B&Q.
The colourful jigsaw-piece shaped tiles came in packs for £2.80 each and so mum bought 10.
Joanne told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "Cameron is nearly three and has been fantastic at potty training, however a few accidents have occurred and some of those were on his old bedroom carpet!
She continued: "Despite trying to clean it, the smell alone made me take it up along with the lino, so it was bare floorboards with rug until I could afford an alternative.
"I was in B&Q just browsing as lockdown has been hard and decorating really helps with my mental health as I suffer from bad anxiety.”
“I saw the floor tiles half-price and I was drawn to their bright colour!
“I wasn't sure if it would work as flooring but for £2.80 per pack it was worth a try.
"I made sure the floor was all clear and I literally got some scissors and started in the top corner. It's super easy to cut and very plyable as foam.”
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Joanne considered gluing the tiles down, but they fit together and to the walls tightly.
Not gluing them meant that the mum could remove any tiles which were pee’d on and wash or replace them.
Joanne added: “The end result was amazing.
“I was so happy with it and my little boy even more so, saying ‘wow, mummy, cool.’
“It's also educational, helping him with his colours, and he places his animals on the squares that represent blue for water for his sharks!”
Plus, it seems the new flooring did the trick, as Cameron hasn’t had an accident since the tiles went down.
What a fab idea!
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